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 Los Angeles

Orange County
/ Long Beach

Palm Springs San Diego Santa Barbara /
Ventura County

We are a group of men and women who enjoy the Great FriendsGreat Times and the Great Outdoors in Southern California. 

Visit one of our five Chapters by clicking on any of the logos above.


California’s Stay at Home Order states “Many of California’s public outdoor spaces and campgrounds may now open in certain counties with COVID-19 safety modifications.  Follow the State’s stay home order by staying in your own community for recreation.  Take part in outdoor activities only with members of your household.”  To read more - click here.

Therefore, Great Outdoors (GO) has set the following policy for all of our Chapters:

All Great Outdoors in person meetings/events are hereby suspended until further notice.

Great Outdoors consists of five Chapters serving regions throughout Southern California. Membership entitles privileges to all events, activities, and discounts sponsored by any of the Great Outdoors Chapters. We are a non-profit, all volunteer club predominately serving the LGBTQA+  community.

You may join any Chapter you wish, regardless of where you reside or work. We encourage you to explore each Chapter on this website. You will find that each Chapter has their own "personality" and unique style. Our activities include camping trips, day hiking, backpacking, whitewater rafting, canoes, swimming, kayaking, fishing, 4x4 off-road, cycling, mountain biking, social gatherings, game nights and other interesting events.

Geographically, our Chapters cover the following areas:

LA - Los Angeles - Los Angeles county
Orange County/Long Beach - Orange county, including Long Beach
PS - 
Palm Springs - Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley
SBVC - Santa Barbara/Ventura County
Santa Barbara and Ventura counties
SD - San Diego - San Diego county

For more information, follow the text or button links above. If you cannot decide which Chapter you should contact, please email our Webmaster. You may join the Chapter of your choosing or be a Member At Large.  Once you join one Chapter, you're a member of all of our Chapters.

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California Great Outdoors, Inc. is a 501(C)7 not for profit, all-volunteer LGBTQA+ organization dedicated to the enjoyment of outdoor recreation. Copyright 1981 - 2020 by California Great Outdoors, Inc.  All rights reserved.  Privacy

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