Upcoming Campouts

    • Thu, February 03, 2022
    • Sun, February 06, 2022
    • Furnace Creek Campground, Death Valley, CA, Group sites 2 & 3
    • 0
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    February 3rd to 6th, 2022

    Have you ever wanted to “walk like an Egyptian” through golden sand dunes, search for hidden treasures like Indiana Jones, or lose yourself in the infinite depths of the nighttime desert sky?

    Join us as we explore Death Valley: one of the world’s most scenic, yet foreboding landscapes. Walk amid sand dunes, water sculpted canyons and salt flats that remain from ancient seas. On our journey, you may even catch sight of a Ring-tailed Cat, Kit Fox and Desert Bighorn Sheep as we venture through the rugged canyons and other magnificent geological features. Wildflowers, trees and shrubs tortured by the wind will amaze you throughout this beautiful land. Spectacular photo ops await, particularly in the magical, subtle light of dawn and dusk.

    Details

    We have reserved Group sites 2 & 3 at Furnace Creek Campground. There is a $30/vehicle National Park Service Entry Fee, good for 7 days, and payable at the kiosk. Your America the Beautiful Pass or Lifetime Senior Pass will also work. Group sites allow tents only.

    If you want to join this trip and plan to bring an RV/Trailer, there may be sites at Fiddlers Campground. Book your own site and register for this trip using the "external campsite" type. We do not have any RV sites reserved. https://secure.oasisatdeathvalley.com/booking/lodging  

    Campground amenities include flush toilets, fire rings, picnic tables, and potable water. Showers are located about a mile away at the Oasis Springs. $14 gets you a day pass to the pool and showers. A general store, restaurant, gas station, and visitor center are nearby as well. 

    Bring your 10 essentials, your camping & cooking gear, food, and a bundle or two of firewood. Dress in layers since the mornings can start cold with the day warming quickly and cooling just as quickly as the sun goes down. Sunscreen and a wide brimmed hat would be a good idea too.

    Registration:

    This campout is limited by the number of vehicles allowed at the group sites. If it looks sold out when you register, please add yourself to the wait list. Based on the number of vehicles from other registrants, you may still be added to the trip in the order added to the wait list if we can fit you in. 

    Things to do

    Activities will be based on weather, so there will be no set schedule. Sights are pretty spread out through the park, and will require some driving. Some ideas are:

    • Artists Palette 
    • Golden Canyon
    • Drive through Titus Canyon
    • Hike in Sidewinder Canyon (has a slot canyon)
    • Badwater Basin
    • Zabriskie Point
    • Hike the Natural Bridge Trail
    • Drive to Dante's view
    • Visit the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes or the Devil's Cornfield
    • Check out the Harmony Borax Works
    • See the "Racetrack"

    Campground Activities

    • We'll have a meet-n-greet on Thursday evening at about 6pm. Great Outdoors will provide some sausages/hot dogs that you can dress up with some sides. It'll be a meal. 
    • There will be a potluck scheduled for Friday evening. Please plan on main or side dishes, and Great Outdoors will provide some desserts. 

    Getting there

    Carpooling is recommended to help reduce gas consumption, parking costs, and the entrance fee. 

    GPS Coordinates are 36.466197, -116.866545 or search for Furnace Creek Campground, Death Valley. 

    Cancellation:

    Full refunds will be issued if cancelled by January 16th. No refunds will be issued after this date. 

    Contact:

    If you have any questions, please reach out to us at: Wes, fwsj69@gmail.com, 818-497-8654 or Steve, hikensteve@gmail.com, 951-318-0530. 

    We will send out additional emails to registrants with more details as the trip nears. 

    • Fri, February 11, 2022
    • 2:00 PM
    • Sun, February 13, 2022
    • 11:00 AM
    • Agua Caliente County Park Campground, 39555 Great Southern Overland Stage Route of 1849, Julian, CA 92036
    Register

    Great Outdoors - San Diego

    Agua Caliente County Park

    February 11-13, 2022

    Overview

    You're invited to join Great Outdoors San Diego (GOSD) for what's become our annual visit to Agua Caliente County Park to check out the wildflowers, which typically bloom there in early to mid-spring. Between the wildflowers, the amazing Agua Caliente campground (with showers and hot spring-fed pools), our not-to-be-missed nighttime search for scorpions by black light, the always-amazing Saturday night potluck, and a great group of campers, you won't want to miss this trip! If you are new to Great Outdoors, new to camping or maybe haven’t camped in a while, this is an excellent “starter” camping trip, given the excellent campground facilities and relative close proximity to urban San Diego.

    Our Campground

    Agua Caliente County Park is a 910 acre park with geothermally heated springs. The park is located just west of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in eastern San Diego County.

    Amenities at Agua Caliente include the soothing geothermal pools, coin-operated pay showers (50 cents in quarters per 4 minutes), flush toilets, potable water, shuffleboard and horseshoes, and a sun deck outside the pools for lounging. There is a small souvenir store nearby with very limited groceries, ice and firewood. The pools include an outdoor swimming pool, an outdoor wading pool for children, and an indoor 102 °F therapeutic spa.

    We’ve reserved ten tent sites and two RV sites. Trip pricing is based upon the type of site you choose and whether you’ll be sharing a tent or RV. RV sites have water, electricity, picnic table and a fire ring. A dump station is located within the park. Some sites may not be completely level - we suggest bringing leveling blocks. Depending upon the RV site, tow vehicles may have to park in a nearby site.

    The campground is near many excellent hiking trails and other locations to view desert wildflowers.

    Registration and Payment

    Registration for this event is restricted to Great Outdoors Members Only. Prices are based upon you being a member of one of our 5 chapters. Each person attending must complete a separate registration. If you are not currently a member of one of our 5 Chapters, you’ll need to become a paid member with the Chapter of your choice first and then register for this campout.

    Registration is via this website only. Registration cannot be accomplished on Facebook. You will need to log into your GO account and click on one of the registration category buttons for this trip. The website will then prompt you for information and payment online by credit card (preferred) or other available methods. Payment must be received within 2 weeks of your registration, even if paying by check or your reservation will be subject to cancellation.

    Cancellation and Refunds

    You may cancel your reservation and receive a full refund up to 2 weeks before the trip start date. For this trip, the final cancellation date is January 28, 2022. Refunds will not be available after that date or on any registrations made within those 2 weeks of a trip start date, unless we can fill your spot with another camper.

    Directions

    Please carpool if you can and fill your gas tank well before arriving at camp since the nearest gas stations are in Borrego Springs (30 miles), Julian (33 miles), or Ocotillo (27 miles).

    Address: 39555 Great Southern Overland Stage Route of 1849, Julian, CA 92036

    From Ramona through Julian: East on State Highway 78 to Scissors Crossing then south 22 miles on Highway S2 to the park entrance.

    From Interstate 8: East on Interstate 8 and exit at Ocotillo, then 26 miles north on Highway S2 to the park entrance.

    Extra Vehicles and Fees

    Depending on what time you arrive, you may be asked to pay the extra vehicle fee if the allotted campsite parking spaces have already been filled. The fee is $4 per night for a total of $8 for the weekend. Please pay the fee and ask for a receipt and GOSD will reimburse you for the parking fee. Park regulations impose a limit of two (2) cars per campsite. Any additional vehicles must park in the designated overflow parking areas.

    Schedule

    Friday 2/11/22

    2 PM - Check in after 2 PM

    5 PM - “Happy hour” - Bring a snack to share and your favorite beverage. Some snacks and water will be provided. In order to cut down on waste, please also bring your own reusable plate, utensils and cup/mug - these will not be provided.

    Dinner - on your own

    7 PM - Group campfire (Sunset is just after 7 PM)

    Saturday 2/12/22

    Breakfast - on your own

    9 AM - Depart for hike(s). (Bring a packed lunch.) The hike specifics will be determined as the trip gets closer and we have a better sense for where the best viewing will be. Other hike(s) or outings may also be offered depending on interest levels and degree of difficulty of hikes, i.e., easy, moderate, strenuous. Some possibilities include Mud Caves, Domelands and Wind Caves, Ghost Mountain, Cold Canyon or other regional gems.

    3 PM - Time in the pools at camp

    6 PM - Potluck Dinner - Bring a main dish, side, salad or dessert. In an effort to be more environmentally friendly, please bring your own reusable plate and utensils as one use disposable items will not be provided.

    7 PM - Campfire

    8 PM - Scorpion search by black light

    Sunday 2/13/22

    Breakfast - on your own

    9 AM - Time for another dip in the pools or a short hike - and packing and cleaning up the camp sites.

    12 PM - Check Out.

    Campground Rules and Regulations

    A complete listing of campground rules and regulations may be found here:

    http://www.sdparks.org/content/dam/sdparks/en/pdf/BrochuresMiscellaneous/2017_Agua_Caliente_Campground_Handout_FINAL.pdf

    Here are some of the more common rules:

    Pets - Are permitted if they are quiet, properly restrained and under the control of the owner. Dogs must be licensed, restrained on a leash not longer than six feet, and attended at all times. Dogs are not allowed in cabins or on trails. There is a $1 per night fee for each pet, which is not included in your GOSD registration payment. It is payable upon check-in at the campground.

    Quiet Hours- 10 PM - 8 AM

    Campfires – Completely Extinguished by 11 PM

    Smoking- Is not allowed in Agua Caliente County Park.

    Alcohol - Alcoholic beverages are permitted provided the alcohol content does not exceed 20%.

    What to Bring

    Food

    Ten Essentials

    Quarters for showers

    Camping/cooking gear

    Phone/camera charger

    Warm/cool weather clothing

    Potluck item for Saturday night

    Pool gear (towel, swimsuit and water shoes)

    Any prescription or other needed medications

    Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunblock, lip block)

    Soap and sponge for cleaning your reusable plate, utensils and cup/mug

    Your own reusable plate, utensils and mug/cup (No plates, utensils or cups will be provided)

    Camping chair

    One bundle of firewood (please no particle board, old furniture, plywood or construction materials, as these can release toxic gases when burned). The County Parks motto is buy it where you burn it and local firewood is generally available at the small general store near the campground’s entrance.

    Cell Phone Service

    Is not available in the park, but can be found by driving a short distance from the campground.

    Health Problems/Allergies

    It is the responsibility of participants to carry on their person a record of significant allergies, medications and medical history in the event of a medical emergency. Discuss any medical concerns with a trip leader if you wish.

    For full Agua Caliente County Park information - View the Agua Caliente County Park brochure or map at the following links:

    http://www.sdparks.org/content/dam/sdparks/en/pdf/BrochuresMiscellaneous/AguaCalienteBrochure.pdf

    http://www.sdparks.org/content/dam/sdparks/en/pdf/BrochuresMiscellaneous/2016%20Agua_Caliente_Campground_Handout_FINAL_9_13_16.pdf

    Contact - If you have any questions not addressed by the information above or on our registration page, please feel free to contact the trip leaders:

    Matthew Schreiner (matthew.schreiner@mac.com)

    • Thu, February 17, 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • Sun, February 20, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • Mecca Beach, Salton Sea, CA
    • 0
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    Registration For The Event Is Now Open

    The Salton Sea is one of the most enigmatic places in the Southwest. It is a unique place with many hidden treasures and secrets that are not well known. It has been forgotten as a busy tourist attraction of bygone years. Today, we have an amazing place to visit and explore. The sunsets and sunrises are stunning and peaceful. You should take the opportunity to experience it before it receding water levels cause it to change and vanish.

    One of the world's largest inland seas and lowest spots on earth at -227 below sea level, Salton Sea was re-created in 1905 when high spring flooding on the Colorado River crashed the canal gates leading into the developing Imperial Valley. For the next 18 months the entire volume of the Colorado River rushed downward into the Salton Trough. By the time engineers were finally able to stop the breaching water in 1907, the Salton Sea had been born at 45 miles long and 20 miles wide – equaling about 130 miles of shoreline. Salton Sea State Recreation Area covers 14 miles of the northeastern shore. Increasing salinity in the Salton Sea basin has limited the types of fish that can be found there to Tilapia. Kayakers, campers, birdwatchers, photographers and hikers can enjoy the site's many recreation opportunities.

    We will be camping at the Mecca Beach campground at the Salton Sea Recreation Area. The meet and greet, potluck and other activities will take place there. February is an ideal time to visit with mild temperatures.

    Activities include hiking a slot canyon in the Mecca Hills, a 4x4 excursion, an easy hike to the Visitor Center to view exhibits and a video on the Salton Sea, and a road trip to Niland area sites, including Salvation Mountain and East Jesus in Slab City, Obsidian Butte, the mud pot volcanoes, and the Salton Sea Reclamation Project.


    NOTE:  This event is limited to GO members.  When you register, you'll need to have your credit card ready and pay your registration fee within 15 mins. If you are not a member yet, you can first join as a member online (click here) and then return here to register.

    Contact: Trip Leaders Dennis Curran here and John Niedzwiedz here

    RefundsCancellation for a refund, minus a service charge ($15 for RV, $10 for tent), must be received by January 31, 2022.

    Amenities:  The Mecca Beach campground has restrooms that have electricity, flush toilets, running water and free solar hot showers  (Mecca Beach) or showers that take quarters (New Camp, 5 miles to the north), picnic tables, fire rings, shared drinking water and paved parking stalls. There is a small store on Highway 111 and another at the Visitor Center with limited supplies.

    Amenities for Tent Campers: This is a good campground for tent campers. The campsites are level, sandy, with trees provide some shade.  Sites are shared with another tent or an RV at the Mecca Beach campground. Parking is also shared between the two campers. If you want to share the space with another tent or a specific camper, send the Trip Leader an email and we will try and arrange it. 

    If you share a powered site you may be able share power with the RV.  Powered sites have 20, 30 & 50 amp service. Bring a long outdoor extension cord, an outdoor splitter and a 30 amp RV male to 15/20 amp female adapter plug to give you flexibility in sharing power with an RV. If you have questions about the electrical service sharing, send the Trip Leader an email to discuss it.

    February can have windy or rainy conditions or cold overnight temperatures that approach freezing. Check the weather forecasts before the campout, and be prepared for the weather conditions.  If you have questions about your gear, contact the Trip Leader via email to discuss it. 

    Amenities For RVs:  

    • RV Electric Sites – The RV powered sites have 20, 30 & 50 amp service, and water service. The RV sites will be shared with a tent or another RV. Bring a water hose splitter and a 50 to 30 amp adapter. The RV electric sites have a sewer connection. At the end of the campout, RV's should be able to dump using one of the individual site sewer connections vs. going to the New Camp dump site. The dump station located here is included in your registration fee. Fresh water is available at the dump site to fill your RV tank before arriving at your site if you registered for a non-electric RV site at the Mecca Beach campground.
    • RV Non-Electric Sites are dry camping sites – no hookups. QUIET HOURS are from 10 pm to 6 am and generators may only be operated between 10 am and 8 pm. See New Camp below for dump site information.
    • Maximum motor home length at Mecca Beach is 35 feet,
    • There are only a couple of electric sites at Mecca Beach. If you require electric power and water there are electric sites at New Camp and Visitor Center sites located one mile north of Mecca Beach; check to see if they are available for registration.

    Directions:   Take I-10 east to Indio, take the 86-S exit then turn left at Avenue 66, then right onto Highway 111.  Go south about 13 miles to the Mecca Beach campground. From San Diego take Highway 78 east, then left (north) on Highway 86 . Turn right at Avenue 66 and then right onto Highway 111. Go south about 12 miles to the Mecca Beach Campground. For a Google Map of our location - click here. 

    ClimateAverage for February: 76° / 43   U.S.Climate Data

    RV/Trailer Profile Information: We need information on your RV or pulled trailer in order to assign you a site you will fit into. Please enter or update your RV or Trailer information when you register.

    Photos: To see some photos from prior trip - click here

    PetsDogs are allowed. Must be kept on 6' leash.  Please pick up after your pet and dispose of waste properly. Please be aware there are snakes and scorpions at this location.  

    Special COVID Related Requirements

    You must be a Great Outdoors (GO) member in order to attend this event.
    This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated and submit proof of vaccination and abide by the GOPS COVID policy - CLICK HERE

    Send proof of vaccination to: GOPSCOVID@gmail.com or text to  760-902-1850

    Health Problems/allergies  Discuss any medical concerns with the event leader that may affect your ability to participate in this event. 

      • Thu, March 10, 2022
      • 2:00 PM
      • Sun, March 13, 2022
      • 12:00 PM
      • Agua Caliente County Park, CA
      Register

      Celebrate Spring in the Desert!

      Great Outdoors Palm Springs invites you to an amazing weekend celebrating the arrival of spring 2022.  Agua Caliente County Park is located in a remote part of Anza Borrego Desert State Park with dark skies for stargazing and local trails for hiking near Borrego Springs and Julian.  Where else can you spend the day hiking through slot canyons, explore a palm grove oasis high on the mountainside, marvel at the beautiful scenery and return to camp and relax in heated mineral pools?

      RV's and tents may share sites - maximum of one RV and one tent on each site. RV sites come with water, electricity, picnic table and a fire ring. A dump station is located within the park. Some sites may not be completely level - we suggest bringing leveling blocks. Depending upon the RV site, tow vehicles may have to park in a nearby site. These are sites with mature vegetation surrounding the sites. We will have a propane fire-pit for the group as open fires may be restricted in the camp to a designated area only.

      Amenities at Agua Caliente include the soothing geothermal pools, coin operated showers, flush toilets, potable water, shuffleboard and horseshoes, and a sun deck outside the pools for lounging. There is a small souvenir store nearby with very limited groceries and ice.

      Registration for this event is restricted to Great Outdoors Members only.

      Scheduled/Planned Activities Events

      Thursday – 3/10/22

      • 2 PM - Check In no earlier than 2 PM
      • 6 PM - Meet & Greet - Gather around the campfire & enjoy s’mores
      • PM - Dinner on your own

      Friday – 3/11/22

      • 7 AM - Morning coffee provided along with breakfast muffins
      • 9 AM - TBD (pack your own lunch) *
      • 6 PM - Potluck Dinner - Bring a salad, side and/or main dish. GO will provide the dessert.
      • PM - Gather around the campfire, go for a soak or both!

      Saturday – 3/12/22

      • 7 AM - Morning coffee provided along with breakfast muffins
      • 9 AM - TBD (pack your own lunch) *
      • PM - Dinner on your own
      • PM - Gather around the campfire, go for a soak or both!

      Sunday – 3/13/22

      • 7 AM - Morning coffee provided along with breakfast muffins
      • 12 noon – check out and safe travels home

      * Check whiteboard at camp for details and updates for these possible adventures:

      Possible Activities  Miles Elevation  Misc Notes
      Shopping in nearby Julian  33.0   Think Everything Apples!
      Moonlight Canyon hike 1.8 350'  
      Mountain Palm Oasis hike  3.0 600'  
      Torote Canyon loop hike   6.5 1,500'  
      Cold Canyon hike    3.0  650'  
      Ghost Mountain hike  2.0  500' Historic site
      Mud Caves, Sin Nombre canyon and badlands      Off road 4x4 adventure
      Domeland and Wind caves hike    5.0 1,000'  
      Indian Hill and old RR camp   6.5  600'  
      Carrizo Trestle / Goat Canyon  11.0  1,000' Historic curved train trestle
      Redman mine  3.8  1,000'  
      Erosion Road tour   21.0    
      Soak in the park's thermal hot pools    



      Getting There:

      • Address: 39555 Great Southern Overland Stage Route of 1849, Julian, CA 92036
      • GPS Coordinates: 32°57'02.1"N 116°18'16.4"W or 32.950581, -116.304558
      • Google - Map Link:  click here
      • Be sure to carpool if you can and fill your gas tank before heading to camp because the nearest gas is in Borrego Springs (30 miles) or Julian (33 miles).

      Payment You can pay with the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.  You need to complete payment within 15 minutes or you will be timed out and will need to start over.

      What to Bring - Ten Essentials, camping/cooking gear, food, warm/cool weather clothing,  potluck item for Friday night, two bundles of firewood - no particle board, old furniture, plywood or construction materials. These cause the release of toxic gases when burned. Firewood for sale at the campground. Firewood is available at the store just outside the park for $7 per bundle.

      Bring layers for both cold and warm weather, since it can be unpredictable in the desert this time of year. Check the weather forecast (click here) and plan accordingly.

      *** Don't forget your towel, swimsuit and water shoes. ***

      Climate & Elevation - The current forecast avg. is 67 high 42 low.  Check the weather forecast.  The park is located at 1300’.

      Pets - Pets are permitted if they are properly restrained and under the control of the owner. Dogs must be licensed, restrained on a leash not longer than six feet, and attended at all times. Dogs are not allowed in cabins or on trails.

      Cell Service - not in the park but may be available nearby.

      Contact - If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of your trip leaders:

      Health Problems/allergies - It is the responsibility of participants to carry on their person a record of significant allergies, medications and medical history in the event of a medical emergency.  Discuss any medical concerns with a trip leader.

      Special COVID Related Requirements

      You must be a Great Outdoors (GO) member in order to attend this event.
      This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated and submit proof of vaccination and abide by the GOPS COVID policy - CLICK HERE

      Send proof of vaccination to: GOPSCOVID@gmail.com or text to  760-902-1850

        • Thu, March 24, 2022
        • Sun, March 27, 2022

        Save the date announcement at this point. 

        March 24-27, 2022, Morro Bay group campsite. 

        Trip Leaders: Joe Holliday and John Blasco.

        More details to follow. 


        • Sun, April 10, 2022
        • 2:00 PM
        • Wed, April 13, 2022
        • 12:00 PM
        • Joshua Tree National Park, Cottonwood Campground
        • 12

        Save The Date - Cottonwood Campground Joshua Tree National Park Campout.  

        Description: 

        The weather is warming up in April so join us for a campout at Cottonwood Campground in Joshua Tree NP!  Come explore Joshua Tree! We'll arrive on Sunday April 10 and stay for three nights and depart on April 13.  There will be hikes, 4x4 excursions, potluck dinner and other fun stuff! Join us!

        Tents will set up in three large group sites. RVs will park in individual sites in Loop A. There are water spigots in the campgrounds, flush toilets, but no power or showers. There is a fee to enter Joshua Tree National Park, so if you have a senior or veteran pass, bring it with you!  Registration for this event is limited to Great Outdoors members. 

        Contact Leader: Dennis Curran at dlcurran52@gmail.com and Joey Duhon at joey@j1958.com

        This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated, submit proof of vaccination and abide by the GOPS COVID policy - CLICK HERE. Send proof of vaccination to: GOPSCOVID@gmail.com or text it to: 760-902-1850

        Problems/Allergies:  Discuss any medical concerns with the trip leader that may affect your ability to complete the event.


        • Thu, April 21, 2022
        • Sun, April 24, 2022
        • Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
        • 12


        SBVC – Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

        April 21-24, 2022

        More information coming soon!

        Trip Leader: Please contact Thomas Larson at thomassbca@yahoo.com

        • Fri, April 29, 2022
        • 2:00 PM
        • Mon, May 02, 2022
        • 12:00 PM
        • 11570 N. Oracle Rd Tucson, AZ 85737

        SAVE THE DATE

        Catalina State Park Campout

        April 29th - May 2nd


        REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 29th

        • Thu, May 12, 2022
        • 12:00 PM
        • Sun, May 15, 2022
        • 11:00 AM
        • 43365 Sierra Drive Three Rivers, CA 93271
        • 30


        Save the Date! Watch for email announcement when it is open for registration.

        If you want to reserve a cabin, call Three Rivers Hideaway now to make a reservation. Mention you are with Great Outdoors.

        Whitewater rafting on the Kaweah River.

        Different levels of rafting offered, from beginners to advanced.

        Three Rivers Hideaway is a full service RV Park, with cabins & campground, tent sites near the river. Group event area with BBQ, and seating.

        Conveniently located 3.5 miles from the Foothills Entrance (Hwy. 198) to Sequoia National Park and 5 miles from Lake Kaweah. Three Rivers Hideaway is a quiet park on the banks of the Kaweah River

        Activities


        Prices are based upon each person going being a GO Chapter paid member  You can join - click here - and then register for this campout. Each person going must complete a separate registration. We do this so each registrant acknowledges our liability waiver condition.

        Contact Trip Leaders:

        Schedule of Events

        Wednesday, May 11

        Optional first night in Tehachapi. Mountain Valley RV Park, Tehachapi. Optional overnight. RV Park: 661-822-1213

        Thursday, May 12 

        • 1:00 pm - Check-in 
        • 4:00 pm - Sunset hike nearby location*
        • 6:00 pm - Tea Time meet and greet BYOB. Dinner on your own
        • 7:00 pm - Group campfire activities 

        Friday, May 

        • 9:00 am - Hike or other activity posted*
        • 6:00 pm - 
        • 7:00 pm - Group Campfire (bring firewood)

        Saturday, May

        • 9:00 am - Hike or other activity posted *
        • 7:00 pm - Group Campfire

        Sunday, May

        • 11:00 am Check out


        *Check campground white board for updates and hike/outing details.

        CABIN RENTALS - Call the park (559-561-4413) to reserve and check prices.

        Cabin #1 sleeps four guests in two queen beds with a full kitchen. Cabin #2 sleeps three guests in one full size and one twin bed. All cabins feature AC, hot showers, cable TV, WiFi and linens. (No pets and no smoking).

        Amenities: 

        RV and campground facilities include a dump station, free showers, flush toilets, laundry room and WiFi.

        All sites have picnic tables with a fire ring and grill. Many are shaded and some have adjoining lawn areas.

        RV sites are (70′) deep by (25′) wide. 

        All Tent sites have fire ring and picnic table

        What to BringCamp chair, camping/cooking gear, food, warm/cool weather clothing, rafting gear, wetsuit, water shoes, potluck item, two bundles of firewood and the Ten EssentialsPets welcomed. Sequoia Park entrance fee $30 or bring you entry pass. 

        Directions

        Climate:  May 84° / 51°

        Payments:  We accept the following credit cards:  MC, VISA, Discover or Amex.

        Pets: We are pet friendly. We ask that you keep dogs on a leash at all times, do not leave them unattended and clean up any droppings. There is no additional fee for pets. Pets are not allowed in cabins.

        Photos: 

        Campground Map and NPS website 

        RefundsCancellation for a refund must be received by   .   All cancellations must be sent to the Trip Leader (see email above). 

        RV Camping: 

        Health Problems/allergiesIt is the responsibility of participants to carry on their person a record of significant allergies, medications and medical history in the event of a medical emergency.  Discuss any medical concerns with the trip/ hike leader if you wish.

           
        • Thu, May 26, 2022
        • Mon, May 30, 2022
        • Carrizo Plain
        • 12


        SBVC – Carrizo Plain/Aliso Park

        May 26-30, 2022

        More information coming soon!

        Trip Leader: Please contact Joe Domingos at countryboyjoe1@gmail.com

        • Thu, July 28, 2022
        • Sun, July 31, 2022
        • Agnew Meadows group campground, near Mammoth


        We have 3 group sites booked at Agnew Meadows in Red Meadows Valley near Mammoth. Thursday July 28 to Sunday July 31. More details to follow. 

        • Fri, August 12, 2022
        • Sun, August 14, 2022
        • Mammoth Lakes, CA
        • 12


        SBVC – Mammoth Lakes

        August 12-14, 2022

        More information coming soon!

        Trip Leader: Please contact Nikki Attinello at rattinel@live.com

        • Sun, August 14, 2022
        • 2:00 PM
        • Wed, August 17, 2022
        • 11:00 AM
        • Barton Flats US Forest Service
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        SAVE THE DATE- DETAILS BEING DEVELOPED

        Join us for this mid summer getaway near Big Bear Lake with forests, lush sub-alpine meadows and sparkling lakes. Bring your tent or RV to the Oso Group Camp. Just 25 minutes from Big Bear Lake, the camp is at 6400’ elevation in the secluded Barton Flats area off of Highway 38. Nestled in alpine and fir forest, the site is equipped with multiple tables, a campfire circle and grills. Tent pads are shaded but group areas are primarily in the open. Drinking water and  flush toilets are onsite, with inexpensive pay showers just a 5-minute drive away (Barton Flats), there are no utility hookups (dump site available nearby), RV’s park in the dirt, gravel parking lot. Hiking, biking, scenic sky chair at Snow Summit, kayaking and boat tour are some of the activities available.

        Schedule Of Events

        Sunday, Aug 14

        2:00 - Check-in. No early arrivals.

        4:00 pm - Sunset hike nearby location*

        6:00 pm - Meet and greet BYOB, bring appetizer to share. Dinner on your own

        7:00 pm - Group campfire activities

        Monday, Aug 15

        9:00 am -

        1:00 pm - Hike *

        6:00 pm - Potluck (bring a dish to share).  

        7:00 pm - Group Campfire

        Tuesday, Aug 16

        9:00 am - Hike*

        Wednesday, Aug 17

        11:00 am - Clean up campground areas. Check Out. Safe travels home.

        *Check campground white board for updates and hike/outing details.

        Facilities

        The group campground offers one large group campsite, available for tent and RV camping. There are no utility hookups at the site and roads, as well as the parking area, are gravel and dirt. The site is equipped with multiple tables, a campfire circle and grills. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided at the campground. Tent pads are shaded but group areas are primarily in the open. We will have a propane fire-pit for the group if there are fire restrictions in effect.

        Need to Know:

        Bears frequent the area; carefully follow garbage disposal and food storage regulations

        Click here for more information on the San Bernardino National Forest

        Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.

        What to BringTen Essentials, camping/cooking gear, food, warm/cool weather clothing, potluck item for Saturday night, a bundle of firewood – obtain locally, see below.

        GO GREEN!  Please bring your own plates, cups, mugs, eating utensils, napkins, paper towels, camp soap, etc.  There are water spigots located in the camp or in the nearby restroom for washing dishes.

        Driving Directions: SR-38. Continue on State Highway 38. From the Mill Creek Ranger Station go approximately 22 miles to Oso Group Campground.  Map Click Here . Closest Town:  Angeles Oaks

         GPS Coordinates: 34° 10' 32.5380" N 116° 51' 44.8380" W 

        Climate & Elevation – 6400 feet.

        RefundsCancellation for a refund, minus any service charge, must be received by 

        Contact: Scott C. email: VPO-PS@GreatOutdoors.org

        Photos: 

        Quiet Hours - 10 PM – 6 AM

        Cell Service – Available depending on your carrier.

        Pets: Pets are welcomed, remember the usual - leashed and pick up and dispose of waste.

        Health Problems/allergies Discuss any medical concerns with the trip/ hike leader that may affect your participation in events.

        Emergency Contact Information   Dial 9-1-1 To report all other activities Call  Local Ranger Station  909) 855-8550 during business hours or (909) 382-2600.  After hours call (909) 383-5654.


        • Thu, September 08, 2022
        • Sun, September 11, 2022
        • Morro Bay, CA
        • 8


        SBVC – Morro Bay/Margarita Festival

        September 8-11, 2022

        More information coming soon!

        Trip Leader: Please contact Joe Domingos at countryboyjoe1@gmail.com

        • Fri, October 14, 2022
        • 12:00 PM
        • Sun, October 16, 2022
        • 12:00 PM
        • To Be Determined


        Each year GO holds an annual conference/campout for all members.

        The dates are now set - Oct 14-16.  Our OCLB Chapter is now planning the event.  Please check back later for details


        For further information, contact:

        Lance via email at: conferencechair@greatoutdoors.org







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