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 300 members) is one of five chapters covering most of the Southern California region which has more than 500 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.


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.

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

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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.

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