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#1 Puma concolor

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Posted April 29 2009 - 03:37 PM

I travel around the US quite a bit and as a naturist that is increasingly enjoying this activity, I'm trying to get a handle on which states allow nude sunbathing/swimming and have generally relaxed laws. As far as I can tell, Vermont and California are the two places to be if you're a nudist. Vermont has no stautes against public nudity (although there are some local ordinances) and nudism is generally accepted. California - from what I understand - also by state law allows nude sunbathing so long as it's semi-discreet. I will be there later this year and am looking forward to a visit to a clothing optional hot springs.

Anyplace else that you folks know of? I know nude resorts are always an option but I tend to lean more towards the naturism side of the spectrum. Thanks.

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Posted May 01 2009 - 07:13 AM

Oregon, also.

You can check the various state laws regarding nudity at
http://naturistactio...egislation.html
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#3 Puma concolor

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Posted May 01 2009 - 12:15 PM

Hey, that's an awesome link, Amontillado. Thanks for posting it. Also cool 'cuz Oregon is one of the states I hope/plan to visit in the next few years.

Kind of a shame that Hawaii has laws against public nudity but I've read some good things about Kehana Beach on the big island, where I will be visting this year. Great naturist spot that is supposedly left alone by the authorities.

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Posted May 01 2009 - 12:22 PM

My state, Arizona, is very conservative about nudity, but there are areas administered by the Forest Service where nudity is more or less accepted, even if not 100% legal. Tanque Verde Falls, just outside Tucson, is one.

And depending on how much you want to see and be seen, there's a lot of wilderness where you can do pretty much whatever you want.

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Posted May 01 2009 - 01:29 PM

Thanks for the info on Arizona, caliente. Not necessarily looking to be seen, but no objection to being around/meeting fellow naturists. Seems like the Feds care much less about nudity than state and local governments. Makes sense in a way.

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Posted May 02 2009 - 12:38 PM

Seems like the Feds care much less about nudity than state and local governments. Makes sense in a way.


Yeah, I think you're right. The Feds have far more important things to worry about than bare bums out in the boonies.

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Posted May 17 2009 - 08:02 PM

I think Florida is the most nude-friendly. We have several nudist resorts just within a half hour drive of me--not counting all the others throughout Florida.

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Posted June 25 2009 - 08:58 AM

Florida also has one legal clothing optional beach, Haulover, one tolerated, Apollo, and one legal topless, South Beach.

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Posted June 25 2009 - 09:09 AM

EUROPE that is where you wanna be.

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Posted July 24 2010 - 04:15 PM

You can check the various state laws regarding nudity at
http://naturistactio...egislation.html

Thanks for the link,quite informative!

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Posted July 25 2010 - 07:36 AM

spain, france , germany, greece

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Posted July 26 2010 - 11:13 AM

Georgia USA has several private naturist places (See http://www.aanr.com/...lubs_clubs.html
In the mountains (Chattahoochee National Forest) nudity is officially forbidden in public places, but if you are well off the trails, a little skinny dipping or sun bathing is not gonna get you locked up in the unlikely event you are seen.
Same with Cumberland Island National Seashore. Go way north to the wilderness part of the island and you will probably find times when the beaches or woods are secluded enough for nudity.

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Posted June 18 2012 - 02:34 PM

I travel as well and was hoping to find reasonably priced venues while travelling to enjoy clothes free time.

I travel around the US quite a bit and as a naturist that is increasingly enjoying this activity, I'm trying to get a handle on which states allow nude sunbathing/swimming and have generally relaxed laws. As far as I can tell, Vermont and California are the two places to be if you're a nudist. Vermont has no stautes against public nudity (although there are some local ordinances) and nudism is generally accepted. California - from what I understand - also by state law allows nude sunbathing so long as it's semi-discreet. I will be there later this year and am looking forward to a visit to a clothing optional hot springs.

Anyplace else that you folks know of? I know nude resorts are always an option but I tend to lean more towards the naturism side of the spectrum. Thanks.



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Posted October 10 2013 - 03:09 AM

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Or maybe you have opened a US based nudist resort and are finding the neighbours don’t want you around?
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Please contact nhenry@wagtv.com by Friday 18th October.

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Posted October 10 2013 - 03:16 AM

TV Company seeks nudist who is turning their back on their career to open a nudist resort in the US.
Or maybe you have opened a US based nudist resort and are finding the neighbours don’t want you around?
We’re looking for fun loving, loud characters who would like to be involved in a new TV series.
Please contact nhenry@wagtv.com by Friday 18th October.



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Posted October 27 2013 - 12:16 PM

My state, Arizona, is very conservative about nudity


And most everything else, too .. lol

There are a few surprising pockets of liberal thinking, however. Here in Tucson, if you live near the university, like I do, people are a lot more liberal. Also, the little town of Bisbee, southeast of Tucson, is kinda like our own little Berkeley.


there are areas administered by the Forest Service where nudity is more or less accepted, even if not 100% legal. Tanque Verde Falls, just outside Tucson, is one.


Tanque Verde Falls has been a nude swimming hole and sunning spot for many years. We used to go fairly often, but now, unless they build an elevator down into the canyon, my days of nude sunbathing there are over.

And depending on how much you want to see and be seen, there's a lot of wilderness where you can do pretty much whatever you want.


Including some beautiful areas just minutes from downtown Tucson :)

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Posted October 30 2013 - 07:59 AM

Ah, wait up there , granny. What does naturism have to do with left wing diatribe? The desire to roam nude ; for discreet outdoor activity is Liberty based. Left wing ideaology promotes control ,legislation ,regulation , and government coercion. The least of which would be welcome in a sans textile environment.

#18 Amontillado

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Posted October 30 2013 - 10:49 AM

Ah, wait up there , granny. What does naturism have to do with left wing diatribe? The desire to roam nude ; for discreet outdoor activity is Liberty based. Left wing ideaology promotes control ,legislation ,regulation , and government coercion. The least of which would be welcome in a sans textile environment.


There's theory and then there are the facts, namely where you can go naked and not go to jail for it, as opposed to just talking.

The places where you actually can get your clothes off and not suffer for it are the ones with the left-wing "idealogy"--places like Oregon and Vermont. In fact, one of Vermont's senators, Patrick Leahy, wrote a memo back when he was a district attorney in the 1970s, where he told law enforcement people to basically leave nudists alone:
http://ledges.dimentech.com/memo.html

Think we'll ever see anything like that from a Republican? Not too likely, is it.
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Posted October 30 2013 - 11:01 AM

Who said anything about republicants?

Pat Leahy @ nude beach. Hmmmmm

#20 Amontillado

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Posted October 30 2013 - 12:15 PM

Yes, you know, the ones who oppose control ,legislation ,regulation , and government coercion. Or say they do, anyway.

But if they're not the ones who support legal nudity, who does?
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#21 granny_longerhair

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Posted October 30 2013 - 04:40 PM

Ah, wait up there , granny. What does naturism have to do with left wing diatribe? The desire to roam nude ; for discreet outdoor activity is Liberty based. Left wing ideaology promotes control ,legislation ,regulation , and government coercion. The least of which would be welcome in a sans textile environment.


This is what I said ...

There are a few surprising pockets of liberal thinking, however. Here in Tucson, if you live near the university, like I do, people are a lot more liberal. Also, the little town of Bisbee, southeast of Tucson, is kinda like our own little Berkeley.

I was simply describing the situation in some cities in my state. If you consider that to be a "left-wing diatribe", I'd say you're way overly sensitive.

It's too bad that these threads can't go more than about five posts before someone feels the need to go off on some political tangent.

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Posted October 30 2013 - 06:04 PM

Just a reminder that so called "liberal" politics do not ensure nudists the Liberty that we are entitled to.

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Posted October 31 2013 - 04:43 AM

Just a reminder that so called "liberal" politics do not ensure nudists the Liberty that we are entitled to.


I said nothing about politics. You did.

And I don't need any "reminders" from you.

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Posted October 31 2013 - 05:12 AM

Oh really? Bezerkly is a hot-bed of left wing non-sense. In spite of their boisterous mantra the left has done nothing to ensure 1st Amendment Rights to nudists. Liberals need to be called out on this hypocracy. No, not a personal reminder , granny , just letting you know that the "kumbaya" crowd does nothing for Personal Freedom and Liberty.

#25 Amontillado

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Posted October 31 2013 - 05:31 AM

It's uneven and imperfect, but in fact there is a link between political liberalism, as in Vermont and Oregon, and tolerance of nudity. As granny_longerhair said, that can also apply to liberal islands in the conservative sea, like college towns--Austin Texas is another one.

Now the real question about "hypocracy" is why the small-government advocates like the Tea Party people aren't likely to tolerate nudity any more than the big-government people do. If freedom is what they're all about, shouldn't they be letting people do what they want?
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#26 RIPTIDE59

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Posted October 31 2013 - 05:40 AM

Perhaps our answer would be in definition. How do you define liberal? Would this definition have anything to do with the scope of government control? How firmly do you grip the Constitution? Would that make you liberal or Conservative? Right or left?

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Posted October 31 2013 - 01:04 PM

Oh really? Bezerkly is a hot-bed of left wing non-sense. In spite of their boisterous mantra the left has done nothing to ensure 1st Amendment Rights to nudists. Liberals need to be called out on this hypocracy. No, not a personal reminder , granny , just letting you know that the "kumbaya" crowd does nothing for Personal Freedom and Liberty.


Yes, really.

Why do you insist on taking a perfect nice thread about conditions in different states and turning it into some kind of weird political vendetta?

Never mind. I don't really care.

#28 Amontillado

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Posted October 31 2013 - 05:41 PM

Oh, some people just see the word "liberal" and it's like waving a china shop in front of a bull. And Granny, you used it twice in a short paragraph! Of course he couldn't help himself.
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