As we’ve visited clothing optional beaches and nudist resorts, we’ve encountered many signs that remind us that we can get naked. And I’m not talking about seeing a bunch of people without clothes, although that’s definitely a “sign.”
I’m talking about those visual cues that are unique to a naturist location, words and symbols that either make you feel at home (“Clothing optional beyond this point”) or disappoint you (“No nudity beyond this point.”)
Here’s a selection of the many signs we’ve seen over the years as naked nomads.
The nudist resort entrance.
You’ve arrived, woo hoo! Suddenly the stress of the road disappears — and quite possibly your clothes — as you impatiently wait for the gate to open.
Beyond the gate is a world humming with activity as people nap in the sun, lounge in the pool, laugh with friends (new and old), slurp down cool beverages, and in general act like they don’t give a shit about what’s happening in the outside world.
Arizona’s Shangri La Ranch. Our home away from home for so many seasons.
Big property stretches beyond the gate at Idaho’s Sun Meadow Resort.
Luxurious RV sites at Florida’s The Woods.
You think you’re there passing the gate, but no, you still have a short drive through Cascade country before entering Oregon’s lovely and quaint Squaw Mountain Ranch.
This sign became familiar as we spent four months chilling under the oaks at Eden RV Resort in Florida.
Another desert oasis at California’s DeAnza Springs Resort.
We participated in the World Record Skinny Dip at South Carolina’s hilly Carolina Foothills Resort.
California’s Glen Eden Sun Club is where we figured out we needed to tow a vehicle along with our RV. I had to walk to the store to get beer, er, I mean provisions.
The sign at Native Woods in Darien, Georgia was semi-hidden and we zipped right by it.
Florida’s Riverboat Club is unique among clothing optional places.
If you’re ever traveling through south central Kansas (and who doesn’t have that on their bucket list?), check out Sandy Land Club and their fascinating catalpa trees.
Warning: Nakedness ahead.
As you approach a clothing-optional beach or nudist resort, thoughtful signs alert you to what you may see. Just in case you didn’t get the memo.
There’s no doubt what you’re in for at Prairie Haven Nudist Park in Kansas.
In case you don’t understand the clothing optional sign, a sculpture underscores that fact at Arcadia Romantic Getaway in Washington.
You “may encounter nude sunbathers?” You better believe it! Haulover Beach, Florida.
Lots of things are prohibited at Collin’s Beach in Oregon, but gettin’ naked ain’t one of them.
Judging by the vandalized sign as you leave Collin’s Beach, people aren’t happy to get dressed again.
No map, no compass, I’m naked!
Thankfully, resorts help nudists find their way around.
The road signs at Oklahoma’s Oaklake Trails Naturist Park will help you find your way after too much fun in the sun.
Oaklake Trails is known for, get this, oaks and trails. You won’t get lost with their great trail signage.
Sun Meadow has some great trails and signs to help. It helps to find the office first.
There’s great naked hiking trails ahead at DeAnza Springs, as you can tell by this rather 2-dimensional but enthusiastic hiker.
Just in case you want to hop on over to another resort, Squaw Mountain Ranch provides some helpful directions.
Fair warning, fellow nudists.
Thankfully we have signs to keep us in line, starting with being on your best behavior.
We heard this famous sign at Club Orient was destroyed in a hurricane. (I always wondered if the people on the sign knew their photo was being taken.)
Love these signs that point out it’s not worth the risk of getting your obsolete mobile phone destroyed at Eden RV Resort. (Photo taken with permission. I swear.)
Apparently there have been some problems. Please, no hanky panky in the jungle at Sunnier Palms Naturist Park.
Clothing no longer optional
Until the nudeapocalypse, we’re going to have to get dressed at some point to interact with the rest of the world.
Oaklake Trails really doesn’t want you to wander into the waiting handcuffs of the local sheriff.
One way to go to jail is to walk out on to the highway naked. Sunnier Palms provides a helpful reminder as you leave the resort.
The exit gate won’t open if you’re naked at Virginia’s White Tail Resort. Just kidding, it will but you’re on your own after that.
But I don’t wanna get dressed! At Shangri La Ranch.
Actually most nudists’ mantra is “Get naked first, safety second,” but thankfully calmer heads have prevailed with these signs.
We panicked when we learned that Prairie Haven didn’t stock their storm shelter with wine and cookies.
I realize I’m dressed in this pic, but trust me I’m naked under all those clothes. And thanks to Eden RV Resort, you’re forewarned about dips like me.
To be clear, Shangri La Ranch is not warning you about door-to-door salesmen with this sign.
Naturists just being naturists, and it’s reflected in their signs.
Now that’s an inspirational message!
Fish naked but don’t hook the wrong worm!
Vegetables in the all together.
And with that, it’s time to get naked!