Great Times, Great Friends, Great Outdoors

Great Outdoors is a not-for-profit, all-volunteer gay and lesbian organization dedicated to the enjoyment of outdoor recreation. We are the largest gay outdoor recreational organization in Southern California.   In addition to the Palm Springs Chapter, we have Chapters located in:

Los Angeles

Orange County / Long Beach

Santa Barbara / Ventura County

San Diego

Los Angeles
Orange County/Long Beach
Palm Springs
Santa Barbara
San Diego

Our outings include camping, hiking, backpacking as well as local activities such as volleyball and game nights. The group was founded in 1978 by gay leaders who felt the time had come for a viable, healthy alternative to the bars. The community reacted with great enthusiasm and in August 1978 over 75 men and women from San Francisco to San Diego backpacked into Big Sur. Since that time, Great Outdoors has grown to over 800 members. We are a member of IGLOO, a network of gay and lesbian clubs and organizations throughout the world dedicated to outdoor activities of a non-competitive nature. Come enjoy the natural world with us! 

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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, c/o 30480 Keith Ave, Cathedral City, CA 92234-5817  
You can l
eave us a voicemail - (760) 282-GOPS or email 
us at: - click here  

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