Great Times, Great Friends, Great Outdoors

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 gay and lesbian people. Our chapter (with over 240 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 their own event calendar. 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 All Chapter Overnight  Calendar - click here. All 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.

Why become a member?

Our members get automated notices of new activities, a monthly newsletter, first crack at limited events, can attend member only events, etc. Membership is just $25 for an entire year!

Learn more

We suggest you attend one or more Great Outdoors events before deciding to join.  Doing so will introduce you to some of our members and you then decide if we are a good fit for you.

  • We hold monthly membership meetings at The Center in Palm Springs on the 4th Tuesday of each month starting at 6:30 pm for our Core Group (AKA Board of Directors)      
  • Check out our events link above for upcoming events 

Upcoming events

2018 © Great Outdoors, Inc.. All rights reserved.
Great Outdoors is a not for profit, all-volunteer LGBT organization (IRS 501(c)7 non-profit) dedicated to the enjoyment of outdoor recreation 
Our mailing address is:  Great Outdoors PS, P.O. Box 361, Palm Springs, CA 92263-0361 
You can l
eave us a voicemail - (760) 282-GOPS or email 
us at: - click here  

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