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Upcoming & Past PS Chapter Camping Trips

    • Mon, November 15, 2021
    • 12:00 PM
    • Thu, November 18, 2021
    • 11:00 AM
    • Joshua Tree National Park
    • 5
    Register

    Experience sitting atop a towering boulder as the golden glow of sunset lights up the desert before the stars take over the sky. These formations become even more fantastic when light from flickering campfires illuminates them against the dark night sky. Add twisted Joshua Trees, howling coyotes and a billion stars overhead, and you’ll start to understand why so many people love Joshua Tree camping. Ryan campground  is nestled among the iconic rock formations and centrally located in the park. Mid November is prime time to visit our desert paradise and we have reserved some of the prime sites. 

    Registration Note:  In order to register for this event, you must be a Great Outdoors (GO) member.  If not currently a member - click here - to join and then return to this page. 

    Schedule of Events*

    Monday, Nov 15

    • Noon - Check-in 
    • 3:30 pm - Sunset hike nearby location*
    • 5:30 pm - Tea Time meet and greet BYOB
    • 6:00 pm - Dinner on your own 
    • 7:00 pm - Group camp activities*

    Tuesday, Nov 16

    •  6:30 am - Coffee and continental breakfast provided
    •  9:00 am - Hike 
    •  2:00 pm - Geology Road tour - high clearance vehicle 
    •  6:00 pm - Potluck bring a main dish, appetizer, salad, or side dish to share
    •  7:30 pm - Group campfire activities

    Wednesday, Nov 17

    •  6:30 am - Coffee and continental breakfast provided
    •  9:00 am - Hike* 
    •  2:00 pm - Other events posted on camp whiteboard* 
    •  6:00 pm - Dinner on your own
    •  7:30 pm - Group campfire activities* 

    Thursday, Nov 18

    • 11:00 am - Check-out 

    * Check campground whiteboard for activities updates 

    What to Bring:  Water for 3 days - no water available onsite; Ten Essentials, camping/cooking gear, camp chair, name tag, food, potluck item. 

    Campground: Elevation 4300', pit toilets, tables, fire grates. No water. Your vehicle/RV must fit in the designated parking space for the campsite.

    Directions:  From the Joshua Tree Visitor Center West Entrance at Hwy. 62, drive 16.4 mi on Park Blvd. Ryan Camp entrance is on the right. Map - click here.

    Climate: Average High 69°F and lows 46°F. 

    Current weather: NOAA - click here

    Contact Trip Leaders:  Scott Connelly email click here, Dennis Curran email click here

    Refunds: Cancellation for a refund, minus a service charge ($15 for RV, $10 for tent), must be received by Nov. 1, 2021.

    Pets:  Dogs are welcomed. Must be kept on leash. Please clean up after your pet. No pets on trails.

    Nearby Hikes:

    • Wonderland of Rocks - Garret's arch 5 mi 500' boulders
    • Ryan Mountain 4 mi 1000'
    • Samuelson's Rocks 4 mi 400'
    • Lang Canyon Loop 6.1 mi 700' (Quail Spring Trailhead)
    • Lost Horse Loop 6.2 mi 1,000'
    • Barker Dam, Hidden Valley 3 mi each

    Special COVID Related Requirements

    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

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

    Campsites are nestled on a flat, sandy surface between large boulders that tower in unique shapes over the campground.

    • 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, 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.

       
    • Sun, August 14, 2022
    • 2:00 PM
    • Wed, August 17, 2022
    • 11:00 AM
    • Barton Flats US Forest Service
    • 100

    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.


Past events

Tue, October 12, 2021 PS - Hike / Bike Planning
Thu, October 07, 2021 PS - Camp: Lone Pine/Western Film Festival
Mon, October 04, 2021 PS - Trip Planning For 2022
Mon, September 13, 2021 PS - Trip Planning For 2022
Thu, September 09, 2021 PS - Silent Valley Camp Resort Campout
Tue, September 07, 2021 PS - Trip Planning For 2022
Tue, July 20, 2021 PS - Camping - Idyllwild Regional Park
Sun, June 06, 2021 PS - Camping - Barton Flats
Thu, April 15, 2021 OCLB - Caspers Wilderness Car Camp
Thu, September 17, 2020 PS/SBVC - CANCELLED - Hearst San Simeon SP
Fri, August 07, 2020 PS - Cancelled - Big Bear Barton Flats
Thu, July 23, 2020 PS - Death Valley Pt 2 - Virtual Tour
Sun, July 12, 2020 PS - Cancelled - Rock Creek Tent Camping
Thu, July 09, 2020 PS - Death Valley Pt 1 - Virtual Tour
Fri, June 12, 2020 PS - Name That Campout-Jeopardy
Sun, June 07, 2020 PS - CANCELLED - Guajone Regional Park, Oceanside
Thu, May 28, 2020 PS - Staycamp -Saline Valley - Virtual Tour
Fri, May 15, 2020 PS - Staycamp - Lake Perris Virtual
Fri, May 15, 2020 CANCELLED - CORP - Lake Perris Jamboree
Fri, May 01, 2020 PS - Yosemite High Sierra Camps - Virtual Tour
Wed, April 29, 2020 PS - Deep Creek Hot Springs - Virtual Tour
Wed, April 22, 2020 PS - Earth Day 50 Years - Wild and Scenic Short Films
Thu, April 16, 2020 PS - Virtual- Joshua Tree NP (Cottonwood Campground)
Mon, March 30, 2020 PS - Cancelled - Emma Wood State Beach Campout
Thu, March 12, 2020 PS - Organ Pipe Cactus
Tue, February 11, 2020 PS - Ski Outing Big Bear
Thu, February 06, 2020 PS - Salton Sea - Mecca Beach Campground
Sat, December 28, 2019 PS - Tecopa Hot Springs
Thu, November 14, 2019 PS - Kartchner Caverns
Thu, October 24, 2019 PS - Joshua Tree NP (Black Rock Campground)
Fri, October 11, 2019 SBVC/CORP - 41st Annual GO Conference, Jamboree & Campout
Thu, September 26, 2019 PS - Silent Valley Camp Resort
Wed, September 18, 2019 PS - Trip Planning For 2020
Fri, August 02, 2019 PS - Hurkey Creek Campout (Idyllwild)
Fri, July 12, 2019 PS - Silverwood Lake - Cancelled
Sat, June 22, 2019 PS - Mt Baldy Hike and Camp
Sun, June 09, 2019 PS - Big Bear (Serrano Campground)
Sat, June 01, 2019 PS - Mt Baldy Hike and Camp
Wed, May 15, 2019 PS - Snow Canyon-St. George Utah
Thu, April 11, 2019 PS - Joshua Tree NP (Cottonwood Campground)

You may filter the Palm Springs Chapter event selections by clicking on one of these links:
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