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nacThe Naturist Action Committee Alerts and Advisories are issued when the NAC requests your immediate action and involvement on issues concerning naturists. Advisories inform naturists about a certain issue or event.
nefNaturist Education Foundation is the educational foundation affiliated with the Naturist Society, view the poll on naturist recreation.
The Naturist JournalThe Naturist Journal includes up to date news of interest to naturist, advice column, topical discussions, and other information.

National and International Gay Naturist Gatherings:

CMENSoutheast Spring Gathering June 2-11, 2023, Join CMEN celebrating spring at the Spring Gathering. It is a full week of gay, all male, all nude fun, held at the new Whispering Oaks Conference Center in Tennessee.
mmngMidwest Male Naturist Gathering  June 14-18, 2023, at Gaea Retreat Center, near Kansas City, Kansas. Join 175 naked gay men for this informal gathering at Camp Gaea which has over 100 very private acres of hilly woodland and grassland to explore and a lake with a swimming area, dock and boats.
imenInternational Men Enjoying Naturism Gathering  July 7-16, 2023, in northeast Maryland. An estimated 175 men from all over the world are expected to attend for a week of naked camaraderie and fun in this park-like setting in the rolling hills of northern Maryland.
CMEN Northern California Mid-Summer Gathering  July 24-30, 2023, join CMEN celebrating the warm, clothes free days of summer at the Northern California Mid-Summer Gathering at a secluded 400 acre retreat center in California’s scenic Sierra Foothills east of Auburn.
cni Gay Naturists International Nakedfest  August 18-27, 2023, in Eastern Pennsylvania. Features entertainment and recreational activities, an estimated 500 naked men are expected to attend.
CMEN West Coast Gathering  August 21-28, 2023, in California’s Santa Monica Mountains. Join an expected 500 naked men from throughout North America, the Pacific, and Europe for up to 13 days of all male, all nude activities, camaraderie, workshops and fun. Weekend and half week sessions also available.

Other Popular Inclusive Events:

Bare Burro 5K Nude Run/Walk April 28-30, 2023, at Olive Dell Ranch, Colton. The only nude 5K run in Southern California is a trail run through the beautiful foothills of Olive Dell Ranch. The run is primarily on fire roads, with a few sections of on trails. All Olive Dell Ranch facilities are open to race participants for the entire day.
baretobreakers Bare to Breakers May 21, 2023, Cross City Foot Race, San Francisco. “Naked before God and San Francisco”. Free speech demonstration is an unofficial part of Bay to Breakers 7.5 mile run.
World Naked Bike Ride Held each June in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Portland and other cities worldwide, protests world dependence on fossil fuel, promoting renewable, sustainable energy and asserting our body-positive beliefs by riding bikes across cities naked.
World Naked Bikeride LA World Naked Bike Ride – Los Angeles June 24, 2023 (tentative). The event is focused on making Los Angeles safer for bicyclists, promoting a cleaner environment, and educating the public about positive body awareness by legally riding nude. Also on
aanrwest AANR West Summer Festival Held each June, location rotates each year. Features entertainment, recreational activities and food.
Nude Recreation Week Following Independence Day each July, Nude Recreation Week is a celebration of naturism around the world and an opportunity to encourage first timers to enjoy clothes-free relaxation during the week wherever they are.
aanrwestAANR West Convention Held in August, location changes each year. Features entertainment, recreational activities and food.
aanrNational AANR Convention Held each August, location changes each year. Includes AANR seminars & business meetings, all kinds of sports, arts & crafts, entertainment nightly, food, keynote speaker, parade, sports clinics, vendor booths.
Western Naturist Gathering Held in August, location changes each year. Includes loads of educational workshops sandwiched between hours of fun and games in the sun and topped off with great live entertainment nightly.
burning Man Logo The Burning Man Project Held each August at Black Rock Desert. Community of the artistic, creative, outlandish and often weird, is popular with many naturists and other free thinkers.
lagunadelsolNudestock Music Festival Held each September at Laguna Del Sol, Wilton, CA. Annual Summer of Love Celebration relives the music and mood of the Sixties and Seventies, live performances by several bands.
aanrwest AANR West Fall Festival Held in October, location rotates each year. Features entertainment, recreational activities and food.

Gay International Naturist Associations:

GNI Gay Naturists International (GNI) – Provides information about gay naturism, lists local organizations, sponsors a gathering each year, and is a liaison with The Naturist Society. 1007 N. Federal Hwy. #F5, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-1422. Phone: 954-567-2700.
IMEN International Men Enjoying Naturism (IMEN) – Provides information about gay naturism and sponsors a gathering each year. PO Box 77122, Atlanta, GA 30357-1122 Phone: 404-876-3064.

Inclusive Regional and National Naturist Associations:

AANRAmerican Association for Nude Recreation – Provides a national roster of more that 240 private clubs, resorts, and RV campgrounds. AANR North American Headquarters,1703 North Main Street, Suite E, Kissimmee, FL 34744.
AANR West AANR West – Provides a roster of private clubs, resorts, and RV campgrounds in the Western States. AANR Western Region: P.O. Box 1168-107, Studio City, CA 91604.
The Naturist Sociaty The Naturist Society – Provides naturist information, lists numerous naturist activities and resorts, and features an online bookstore for naturist publications. P.O Box 132, Oskosh, WI 54903. Phone: 920-426-5009.
NAC The Naturist Action Committee – The Naturist Action Committee is the non-profit political adjunct to The Naturist Society (TNS). NAC exists to advance and protect the rights of naturists throughout North America. NAC supports the responsible recreational nude use of public lands. P.O Box 132, Oskosh, WI 54903. Phone: 920-426-5009.
WANR Western Association for Naturist Recreation – Lists numerous Western naturist activities, clothing optional beaches and other information about naturism in the Western states.

Naturists in the News:

UPDATE – Advisory from the NAC: San Onofre Beach

Citations for nudity at San Onofre are being issued under California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 14, section 4322, a misdemeanor.

Background: The Director of California’s Department of Parks and Recreation had announced that the application of a nearly 30-year state policy respecting traditional nude use in certain sections of state parks was to be revoked at San Onofre Beach. The Naturist Action Committee (NAC) filed a lawsuit in July 2008 to force the state to hold proper public hearings before any change in the current policy that allows nude use at San Onofre Beach. NAC won at the Superior Court level in August 2008. The appellate court ruling favored DPR in June 2009. As reported October 22, 2009, The California Supreme Court has refused to hear Naturist Action Committee (NAC)’s appeal of the appellate court’s ruling in the San Onofre lawsuit.

The result of the published ruling is that DPR may issue citations for nudity under Title 14, Section 4322 of the California Code of Regulations AT ANY UNIT OF THE STATE PARK SYSTEM.

NAC is currently working with the Friends of San Onofre Beach in evaluating the remaining options. (Information provided by NAC). To read the full alert visit

Public Opinion:

Do Californians agree that people should be able to enjoy nude sunbathing on designated beaches? Do Californians support setting aside areas for nude recreation? A independent opinion survey commissioned by the Naturist Education Foundation in November 2009 found a clear majority of Californians agree, read the survey results.

How much did California State officials spend battling the fight to keep San Onofre Beach Trail 6 a clothing-optional beach? Read the article Records detail nudity fight in The Orange County Register.

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