Oak Glen Retreat - Hosted by Palm Springs Chapter

  • Fri, September 21, 2018
  • 12:00 PM
  • Sun, September 23, 2018
  • 12:00 PM
  • Oak Glen Camp Retreat

For more information and to register:  Oak Glen Retreat


Nestled mile-high in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains, within the historic farming community of Oak Glen, lies The Wildlands Conservancy’s Oak Glen Preserve. The 2,189 acre preserve is home to the Conservancy’s Southern California Montane Botanic Garden, Los Rios Rancho and apple orchards. The Preserve includes prominent peaks: Wilshire (8,707 feet) and Galena (9,324 feet) and a network of trails within the preserve.

Our camp is located at Oak Glen Retreat in the village of Oak Glen and adjacent to The Oak Glen Preserve. RV sites are 30 AMP  hookup and are located across from the tent sites. Tents sites include electricity and water; 2 tents and 2 vehicles per tent site. 1 RV and tow vehicle per RV site. Open campfire permitted only if weather conditions are favorable. Propane campfires permitted.

Registration Members Only - Prices are based upon you being a Great Outdoors Palm Springs member. To join and purchase a membership: click here

Members from other chapters should contact our GOPS Webmaster (click here to email)  to be added to our Chapter's website enable registration for our events.  Each person going must complete a separate registration.  

Schedule Of Events

Friday, Sept 21

  • Noon - Check-in 
  • 2:00 pm - Pool/Spa time 
  • 4:00 pm - Sunset hike nearby location*
  • 5:30 pm - Tea Time meet and greet. Bring your favorite beverage.
  • 6:30 pm - Optional group dinner at local restaurant*
  • 8:00 pm - Group campfire activities 

Saturday, Sept 22

  • 9:00 am - Hike Wildland Conservancy Oak Glen Preserve*
  • 12:00 pm - Lunch at Riley's Los Rios Rancho
  • 6:00 pm - Potluck Theme:    Fall Harvest 
  • 7:00 pm - Group Campfire

Sunday, Sept 23

  • 9:00 am - Hike*
  • 12:00 pm - Check-out time

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

Amenities:  Hookups for RVs; tent sites have electricity & water. RV dump site nearby. Pool, Spa, Local Restaurants and Attractions, Fall apple harvest. Discount available - on site restaurant.

Los Rios Rancho  is Southern California's largest historic apple ranch. It has a country store and cafe that features slow cooked meats, fresh baked goods, artisan crafts and seasonal fruit. Think apple pie! Needless to say, it will be a good location for hungry hikers to have a picnic! 

Trails: Conifers of California, The Artist's Palette, Aquatic Ecosystems, Wetlands Boardwark, Chaparral Loop, Deciduous Forest, Stream Trail, Forest of Fir, Pioneer Loop, Falling Waters, Chaparral Vistas, Pisgah Peak.

What to BringTen Essentialscamp chair, camp table, camping/cooking gear, food, warm/cool weather clothing, swimwear for pool/spa, potluck item for Saturday night, firewood.

Directions: 38955 Oak Glen Road Yucaipa CA 92399  MAP DIRECTIONS 

Climate:  Hist. Avg.:  73° / 50°

Refunds Cancellation for a refund must be received by September 1, 2018

Payments:  Although a PayPal screen will appear requesting payment via PayPal, you can scroll down on that screen and pay with a credit card without needing a PayPal account.

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

Photos:  CLICK HERE 

Pets:  Pets are welcome. Remember leash and to pick up after pet.

 

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 hike leader if you wish.

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