Whitewater Canyon

 

If you are into the outdoors try exiting at Whitewater road off the I-10 near Palm Springs. Whitwater Visitor center is just a short 1-2 mile drive from the main highway where you will find hands on displays, maps, picnic tables and BBQ grills, plus a large pond and a natural river fed pool for the kiddies to play.Free parking too.

Grab a map and venture up the canyon which follows the whitewater creek which runs all year and is an excellent retreat especially on a 110 degree day in the desert. 

For the Adventurous- This is also a starting point for the Pacific Crest Trail.