Petition to designate federal land for clothing-optional recreation

There is a petition to designate portions of public lands under management of the federal government for clothing-optional recreational use, and it’s gone viral on nudist networks in the US. Surprisingly, it doesn’t come from the Naturist Action Committee or any other naturist organization, but it was backed by American Association for Nude Recreation a few days ago. It is well written and you can get more information on the explanatory website, but I’m pretty sure if you read this blog you don’t need to think twice about it, so go ahead and sign the petition to the White House!

I’ve already posted about some areas in New York that I think could easily accommodate both people who like to be naked outdoors and those who prefer to remain clothed, just make it legal and give people choice! My first choice would be Fort Tilden park and beach, and North 40 Natural Area in Jamaica Bay would be great too! Too bad Central Park is not federal land, or is a lawn for naked sunbathing or frisbee too much to ask? Meanwhile in San Francisco, the fight for legalizing urban nudity seems to gain some success. Naturist activists in the Fog City got so much public attention and support that police decided not to interfere with a naked wedding ceremony in front of the City Hall!

Success of this event, however, doesn’t mean that nudity ban is revoked, so if you’re in the Bay Area, join them for Nudity Ban Protest next Sunday, February 2! Hopefully, soon nobody will get arrested for doing yoga naked in San Francisco 😉

6 thoughts on “Petition to designate federal land for clothing-optional recreation

  1. Since there is NO “Federal Law” against public nudity, Nudity is allowed on Federal Land, there is really no need for the petition…..it sounds to me more like you need the petition for “State Land” so we can be nude there.

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    1. True, but this is even more confusing then, as for some reason even on federal land they restrict nudity. The most ridiculous example is showers at Gunnison beach: you have to be clothed to take a shower there! Even though these are showers of the clothing-optional beach… I personally was once shouted at and threatened for trying to take a shower as all (even textile) people normally do – naked.

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