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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.

COVID-19 UPDATE

California has lifted its stay at home order.  

Great Outdoors (GO) outdoor events are now allowed but must be consistent with the requirements for gatherings set in the California Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Indoor in-person events are not allowed at this time.

Great Outdoors (GO) 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. Camping event notices are usually emailed to all members while hikes, social events, etc. are only sent to their respective Chapter members.  From the GO Home events page, you can view and sign up for events regardless of which Chapter sponsors the event.

Geographically, our Chapters cover the following areas:

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.

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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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