Welcome to the Great Outdoors Palm Springs (GOPS) Chapter of California Great Outdoors, Inc. Our chapter serves the entire Coachella Valley not just Palm Springs. We are an incorporated, non-profit, all-volunteer organization sponsoring outdoor and social activities predominately for LGBTQA+ people. Our chapter (with over 400 members) is one of five chapters covering most of the Southern California region which has more than 750 members.

Our activities include weekend camping trips, day hiking, backpacking, 4x4 off-road trips, social gatherings, pool parties, game nights and other interesting events.

Each chapter sponsors many different events - click here to see them. At any one time, there are a number of activities to choose from all over. For other Great Outdoors Chapters - click here. We also maintain a two page summary of all of our overnight camping invents - click hereAll Great Outdoors chapters promote inter-chapter unity, encourage fellowship and exchanging of ideas. Please click on the various links at the top of this page to find out more details about our Chapter.


4/26/2022 - Some GOPS events will require all attendees to be be fully vaccinated and abide by the GOPS COVID policy - CLICK HERE.  Outdoor events, no longer require proof of vaccination or to self certify.  When required for indoor events, you must submit your proof of vaccination.  Send your proof of vaccination to: GOPSCOVID@gmail.com.  

California has lifted its stay at home order.  Great Outdoors outdoor events are now allowed but must be consistent with the requirements for gatherings set in the California Blueprint for a Safer Economy.

7/27/2021 - Until further notice, all GOPS events require all attendees to be fully vaccinated, submit proof of vaccination and abide by the GOPS COVID policy - CLICK HERE.  Send your proof of vaccination to: GOPSCOVID@gmail.com or text it to: 760-902-1850.

If you have any questions for the PS Chapter - email us at INFO-PS@GreatOutdoors.org.

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