Nude Camping

Years ago my husband and I would pack up our tent etc. and go find some out of the way place to camp so we could be nude some where other then our property. We got away from doing this, normal stuff jobs and so on. Last year we bought a new travel trailer. We found that if we stay away from the main tourist sites, we can set up in camp grounds during the week and quite freely camp in the nude. Two trips this year we discovered camp grounds that we were able to set up in and spend Monday to Friday in the nude. I’m interested to know if others have a tryed this and what type of experiences you had? Did you have any contact with other campers? How or did you have to deal with being nude?

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We did a fair amount of camping and had no problem being nude before ever having heard of nudism or naturism, but I was rarely nude. My whole life, I have had an issue with being nude (with other people outside my family) because of the concern that they might get the wrong idea, but I never felt that was how it should be. I mean, why should the people who sexualize our bodies (or who abhor their own bodies to avoid that) be the ones to dictate normality to the rest of us? Wearing clothes to appease their sick minds is an aberration that mades me feel slimy. I hated it. I still do. I wonder why other people do not hate it too. What so delights me about a nudist/naturist setting is that we have the right idea. We insist that our bodies are healthy and wholesome in the natural state. That is so positive, so in tune with nature and the kind of natural experience camping seems to be aiming at. I love it, and I know more people would love it too if they had the chance and gave themselves the chance. Camping at an AANR resorts is an experience every person should have IMHO. I think we owe a big hug to the people who have kept nudism alive and made this possible.

Thanks Sue! I almost always go nude in ordinary public campgrounds and until your post I thought I was the only one who did! I do the same thing as you. I go up in the middle of the week to a campground I know will not be crowded at that time. As soon as my little tent goes up, my clothes come off, and I stay that way until it gets too chilly or the bugs start to bite. In all the years I have done this, I have never had any problems. Quite often I will have the whole campground to myself or else I pick a secluded spot, and can spend the day sunning, skinny-dipping in the creek, foraging for wild greens, or just sitting under a tree and reading a book, all without the bother of clothes. During those times of the year when the campgrounds get too crowded to get away with that, I simply bring my backpack and hike a few miles into the backcountry to set up camp away from everyone else. I have been doing this sort of thing for over 30 years and simply love it. Annie

On the two trips I mentioned we had no other people in the camp sites. On a trip in early September there was only one couple in their late fifties on another site. We were able to set up a fair distance from these people, and spent our first day nude in our camp. On the second morning my husband rode through the camp grounds on his mountain bike, and when he came back he told me he must have caught the gentleman off guard as he was sitting in a lawn chair and had not quite had enough time to cover up the fact he was nude with a towel.We spent the day nude as usual. Late in the afternoon my husband spotted the gentleman walking his dog down the road, he was wearing shorts and sneakers. I disappeared in to our trailer but my husband just sat in his chair and made no attempt to cover up. The gentleman stopped talk to my husband for a few minutes and left. I watch as he walked only a short distance stopped, remove his shorts, and carried on walking now in the nude.My husband told me that the man told him that his wife and him picked this camp ground as it gave them the chance to be out nude, and that seeing we were of the same mind set was just wonderful. We spent four more days at this site and ran in to these people several times, them and us always nude. I think this activity is more prevalent then most people think.

  1. Our family spends a lot of time camping nude. Wether it be as a family or just a “weekend getaway” for me and my husband. Nowadays we pretty much stick to campgrounds and nudist clubs where we are free to be nude. But at the nude beach we frequent, the campgrounds themselves are not nude. During the summer we try to get one of the campsites that is as close as possible to the nude part of the beach. Although during the day nudity is difficult around the campsites( other than of course inside a trailer or RV) we are down on the beach anyway. Then when it gets dark and we go back to the site, we are usually nude despite the fact that technically you are not supposed to be. We have been doing this for years without incident. If you find a good site, its not an issue. In more rural areas and such, it is possible to camp nude, even at “non-nude campgrounds” as long as you are carefull. We have been camping in the mountains and not seen anyone for days at a time. Although thecnically we were not at a nudist venue, there was no one there anyway so it didnt matter. Jenn

  1. Being in Canada we have less restrictive laws then some other areas. It is not against the law for a woman to be topless. If you are wearing flip-flops, a cap, you are technically not nude. You have to be charged by the Attorney General from a report filed by the police. They have a history of not pursuing simple nudity complains unless your acting in a lewd manner. We have good friends who have camped like this for years, and have never had any problems. Like they told us just don’t be silly about being nude, you would have a problem.

  1. I have done this for many years now and it wasn’t until recently that we bought a travel trailer. That actually improves the opportunities to do this as the trailer can be positioned to screen/shield us from the rest of the campground if we position it right. I love the outdoors and that is why I enjoy naturism so much I feel so much more a part of the natural world when I am nude in nature. I used to be a member of a group called the Camping Bares of San Diego great bunch of people they introduced me to many unique and off the beaten path places on public land that was nude friendly in fact in over 15 years of going on camping trips I only had one or two negative reactions. I have even taken to nude hiking and find it very refreshing but normally I do that in truly remote areas not accessible via a vehicle at least one or two miles from a road. As I recognize the effects of ageing on my body I will no doubt do more RV type camping but I hope to be able to do quite a bit of day hiking for years to come. My wife was never very interested in nudism but she has enjoyed it at times she is more comfortable in the company of her own family nude around the house not so much in favor of nude beaches or resorts but she has in the past. I think in the future this is a good way to compromise in that we can enjoy some comfortable nudity in a nice quiet campground with all the comforts of home. If I can manage a few trips to the nearby nude resort then so much the better. P.S. By the way allnaturalwife, if you are talking about San Onofre I have a tip for you. Try to get a pass to camp just down the road at the RV spot on base at the Las Pulgas exit. It is a great spot and nude camping there is a snap! Plus you are just a short bike or hike away from the beach. The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep. — Robert Frost

I have mainly been a back yard nudist, however, I have long practiced skinnydipping in our local parks. Again like most in this post, I find the week days to be the easiest to practice my skinnydipping. On fairly rare occasions I will venture out of the motorhome nude for short jaunts to the trash area or down to the waters edge. Much more often I will stroll around wearing only a towel. I have plans to attend my first clothing optional area this spring and may come away more likely to spend more time outside in the parks close to home, perhaps carrying the towel rather then wearing it 🙂 Nudity – enjoy it with abandon but tempered by discretion.

Good subject Sue. We have camped in the nude for years. The best times as you state are during the week. You can be nude on the weekends but you must be very selective with the camp sites you take and you don’t have the freedom to venture out of your own site. We carry two 6×12 foot tarps made out of nylon tent material. If you position your tent or trailer, truckor car right, you can usually block peoples view completely by hanging these tarps to close of any open spots. We find this a good solution to having to constantly be on the look out for other people, and having to quickly cover up. This allows you to just relax and enjoy your self. You are basically right about the law. I was outside your trailer early one morning, wearing a ball cap and flip-flops. We had our little power plant running to recharge our batteries, because of this I did not hear a car slowly driving through the camp grounds. It was the R.C.M.P, and by bad luck I was standing in the wrong place. He drove by, but in about 5 minutes was back and stopped. He told me that yes I was legal not nude and yes simple nudity was not an offence, but that I should be way more careful not to be seen by others. He said that anyone else who saw me as he did, and if they were offended by my nudity, would not report a simple nude guy in a camp site. They would attach some story, when asked by dispatch what I was doing, to show how lewd my behavior was, and then they would really have to respond to the complaint and maybe recommend charges be laid. He basically said ” upset, angry complainant reporting a nude flasher, nude guy found in camp site, you do the math.” I know other people have spotted us nude as we have heard the odd comment as people walk by. To date, surprise, none were negative.I think this is a great way for new nudists or even seasoned home nudist who have not ventured outdoors to get out without dealing with the added worries, as posted here, of group settings like a club or beach, and get comfortable outside their safe zone first . Just plan well and enjoy.

It’s good to see others enjoy nude camping, outside the normal nudist venues. Later, some friends of ours had a nude encounter, not with the RCMP, but with a Park Warden by Banff. In the parks because so may people are traveling through seeing the sites,they spend no more then one or two nights at each spot. Our friends say that during the day most camp grounds empty out by about 9 or so in the mornings and don’t start to get new campers until about 4 in the afternoon. They were set up right on rivers edge. She was sitting behind their trailer and watching him fly fishing in the river below. Both were nude. Her in flip-flops only, him in a cap and flip-flops. She said she saw a warden walk out on the rivers edge several sites away and lokk their way. She said it was to late to hide and her husband did not seem aware the warden was there. He walked up to her husband, said hello to him and her, and asked to see her husbands fishing permit. He checked the permit,and ask if her husband had had any luck. He never once mentioned their state of dress or lack there of until he was ready to walk away, at which point he said that it was nice to see that they were enjoying their stay in the park and that it was not unual to see nude activity around the park. He cautioned them to be aware that not everyone would understand their nudity, and that they should be careful not to offend other campers. He said they should keep their nude activities to their own site as the camp ground filled up for the evening. What struck them was he was not telling them that they should put on clothing as others arrived, put to keep to their own site. They did say that the sites in this camp ground were well seperated and quite growen in, but to avoid any problems they did put on shorts and tee shirts as others arrived.