Welcome to our newest organization partners: Bend Park and Recreation District (OR), Spokane Parks Foundation (WA), and Spokane City Credit Union (WA)!
The guide to all your favorite outdoor activities, OuterSpatial connects you with other like-minded adventurers and the organizations that protect and manage your favorite outdoor places.
Use OuterSpatial to discover new places, navigate while on the trail, and share your adventures with others who love to play outside. OuterSpatial makes getting outside easy by putting information about amazing destinations — including curated articles, events, directions, photos, maps, and brochures — right at your fingertips.
- Browsable, up-to-date library of outdoor recreation information maintained by our partner organizations.
- Beautiful maps designed specifically for outdoor usage (both day and night).
- Transit, biking, walking, and driving directions to trailheads, campgrounds, and other locations.
- Information about in-person and virtual events.
- Real-time updates about on-the-ground conditions.
- Challenges to motivate you to experience the outdoors in new and exciting ways.
- Tools to help you contribute back to your favorite organization and share your outdoor experiences with others.
OuterSpatial includes communities for all states and territories in the United States states as Alberta in Canada. Additionally, the following sponsored communities are currently available:
- Bend: Bend, Oregon
- CA State Parks: California-wide
- Daycation: Portland, Oregon
- Martha's Vineyard: Massachusetts
- National Recreation Trails: USA-wide
- Trails LA County: Los Angeles County, California
# Partner Organizations
We partner with hundreds of the world’s best parks and recreation organizations, including:
- Alaska State Parks (AK)
- California State Parks (CA)
- City of Bloomington (IN)
- East Bay Regional Park District (CA)
- Five Rivers MetroParks (OH)
- Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation (CA)
- Miami County Park District (OH)
- Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (CA)
- Nevada State Parks (NV)
- New Orleans City Park (LA)
- Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (NH)
- San Francisco Crosstown Trail (CA)
- State of Hawai'i's Department of Land and Natural Resources (HI)
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USA-wide)
- Visit Bend (OR)
- Visit Utah (UT)
- Yosemite National Park (CA)
Interested in joining OuterSpatial? Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to hear from you!
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Ratings and Reviews
I downloaded this app because the CA state park I was visiting said it was being tested. So I gave it a try. I probably didn’t use it to its full ability. I’m a map geek and really liked the map part. Keep in mind, we drove into an area without cell coverage and the only part of the map we could see is where we had zoomed into from earlier in the day. I like that it keeps showing my location even when not in cell service area.
A bug: I have to tap the icon 3 times before it will open. I tried to locate tech support contact info and couldn’t find anything inside the app. In the App Store there is a link to a website but again, couldn’t find any contact info.
UPDATED: Received Developer Response
Update: The developer reached out to me and I was able to go into detail about what had not worked well. They addressed each of my concerns and by the time I contacted them, they had already fixed some of the issues I mentioned in my review, and were in the process of following up on others. So, while I think the app still needs work, I’m changing the review to 5 stars because I believe they’re actively working to fix it and make it work the way it’s intended. I should note that I’m not using the app for myself but I only used it to participate in the Yosemite Wilderness Camping Study. Original Review: Title: Annoying and didn’t do what it said it would I was asked to participate in a study of camping in Yosemite wilderness. I told it the dates of my trip, but it sent me a notification every night from the time I consented to the study until I completed my trip. It said that I didn’t need cell service to be able to complete the questionnaires, and they could upload my responses when I was done, but when I was in the wilderness with no service, it didn’t work! Then, I tried to contact support but it requires me to have the Mail app which I deleted. Why can’t they just list an email address?
Developer Response ,
Hi Kdbeidbdj, sounds like you're experience was not great. The Yosemite Wilderness Camping Study is designed to work while offline, so we'd love to hear more about your particular experience.
If you're willing to provide more information, please reach out at email@example.com.
Five stars for effort, however…
Downloaded to use for the new & amazing Crosstown Trail in San Fran, and am very appreciative that both the app and the trail exist due to the selfless hard work of some very lovely people.
This is not an in-depth evaluation, just a hot take. The app is quite attractive. However the app is also a bit confusingly organized, and a bit glitchy (it has repeatedly crashed on two clean & updated devices).
I’ll add more specifics soon.
Developer Response ,
Hi Yowzoe, we'd love to hear more about what's confusing and acting glitchy for you. We work hard to make OuterSpatial as usable and stable as possible, and your feedback could help us tie up some loose ends! Could you send more detail about your experience to firstname.lastname@example.org? Thanks!
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- 123.7 MB
- Health & Fitness
- Requires iOS 15.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 15.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
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