The Best Nude Campgrounds in the USA
When we talk about connecting with nature, it usually doesn’t involve your birthday suit. However, there are many campgrounds (more than we imagined) that encourage you to camp in the nude.
From California to Florida, these RV parks and campgrounds want you to experience nature in the most natural way.
Today we’re diving deep into the world of nudist campgrounds in America.
Why Are People Camping in the Nude?
Nudism isn’t a new trend. In fact, Instagram is ripe with images of barebacked travelers exposing themselves to the horizon ahead.
The USA is slower than some to adopt naked camping, but the popularity is growing.
Outdoor enthusiast and campers, alike, long for ways to be more connected with nature around them. This type of RV camping is one way to revisit the roots of humanity.
Feeling the dirt beneath your feet, or your rear end, has been know to help people feel more grounded and understand their place in this world.
Where Can I Find A Nude Campground?
A simple Google search of “nude campgrounds” will set you in the right direction, However, we’ll make it easy on you.
Here are 4 of the most popular nudist campgrounds and RV parks in America:
1. Hidden Lake Campground
Location: Jay, Florida
RV Camping Rate: $25 and up
Campground Vibes: Located in the Florida panhandle (near Pensacola), Hidden Lake is likely to have good temperatures. Additionally, they pride themselves in their community. Corn hole, bocce ball, horseshoes and pot lucks are popular onsite activities.
They also have a private beach area at the Blue Moon Lagoon and nearby hiking trails.
The campground policies are in place create a safe environment. It states, “We dress or undress for comfort. Since we are a nudist resort we do expect those who use our facility to do so nude, when appropriate.”
What’s the Word: Robert on Google Reviews says, “Very friendly getaway hidden in the rural Florida panhandle to relax to the max. Definitely a No Drama Zone.”
2. Olive Dell Ranch
Location: Colton, CA
RV Camping Rate: $45 and up
Campground Vibes: Located in sunny southern California, this campground gets you away from the hustle and bustle of city life…but, keeps you close enough to the action.
Multiple weekly events are organized to encourage community among campers. They host bingo, dances, pot lucks and karaoke nights!
What’s the Word: Clea on Google Reviews says, “A special retreat where I can be happy nude with my husband. You can choose to be social, or not. Cute little restaurant. Jacuzzi and pool of course!”
3. Blue Lake Resort
Location: Erie, IL
RV Camping Rate: $50 and up
Campground Vibes: The camping season is from May to October. This is for good reason! Camping in freezing temps seems a little risky.
Blue Lake Resort is an official member of American Association of Nude Recreation and has their property approved by the state of Illinois each year.
They have a lot of outdoor activities and amenities! Here’s what they offer:
- Swimming Pond
- Hot Showers
- Dump Station
- Frisbee Golf
What’s the Word: Douglas on Google Reviews says, “Best dang Nudist camp in Illinois!!!!”
4. Shangri La Ranch
Location: New River, AZ
RV Camping Rate: $15 and up
Campground Vibes: Shangri La Ranch is pretty well known among the RV community. It’s located just north of Phoenix – a popular winter RV getaway.
The campground has a beautiful club house, multiple pools, indoor & outdoor games, massage services and hiking trails.
Of all the campgrounds, this one seems the most modern.
What’s the Word: Sallie on Google Reviews says, “These guys run a high class establishment. Friendliest people you could meet. Very accommodating for a group event. Plus do you know it’s 5-10 degrees cooler in New River? Have to say the pool is perfect and the views are amazing.”
5. The Magic Circle
Location: Quartzsite, AZ
RV Camping Rate: Free, it’s on BLM Land
Campground Vibes: This is a super rustic nude campground. In fact, The Magic Circle, refers to itself as “clothing optional.”
If you like free camping and nude camping, give Magic Circle a look.
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