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Oregon Ridge Park and Lodge

Park Hours: Sunrise to Sunset

Manager: Annie Sanchez
Administrative Aide: Julia Mattson

Office Hours: Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

13401 Beaver Dam Road
Cockeysville, Maryland 21030

Phone: 410-887-1818
TDD: 410-887-5319


The 1,043 acre park has been owned and operated by Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks since 1969. The park offers a variety of recreational activities that are open to the public year round. 

2022 Events

Once 2022 events are confirmed they will be posted. 

Park Rental

For information on the Lake Pavilion please contact the Oregon Ridge Nature Center at 410-887-1815.

We are able to accommodate indoor and outdoor events. With lodging and restaurants only minutes away, Oregon Ridge is the perfect place for your next affair. You can rent any combination of areas or if preferred, all of the park. We would be happy to meet with you and tailor a program to your specific needs. Please contact the park office to arrange an appointment to visit our facility, or for rental fees and availability.


On the property comprising the present day Oregon Ridge Park and Nature Center, iron ore and marble stone were discovered in the 1830s. The following decade, Oregon Ridge became the site of a successful iron ore and marble mining operation. In order to process the iron ore efficiently and profitably, local entrepreneurs constructed an iron smelting furnace along what today is called Oregon Branch Stream. Extracted marble stone was used on site in the iron smelting process and to supply high quality building material for the construction of many private and institutional structures in Maryland and adjacent states.

To support the mining and iron smelting activities, an industrial village housing 250 people developed just to the north of the present location of Oregon Ridge Nature Center. Irish immigrants and emancipated slaves comprised the labor force that lived and worked in the town. Several of the original town buildings remain visible in the landscape today.

Revised November 30, 2021         


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