Naturism, also known as nudism, is a lifestyle or philosophy centred toward accepting a natural attitude toward the naked human body. Naturist resorts offer a safe space where practicing nudists can enjoy recreational activities in the company of like-minded individuals. According to the American Association for Nude Recreation, nudism can enhance self-esteem, offer respite from stress and enhance the experience of connecting with natural surroundings. There are several naturist resorts in Washington state.
Fraternity Snoqualmie operates Forestia, a clothing-free resort located on Tiger Mountain just south of Issaquah. Set on 40 acres, Forestia features recreational activities such as shuffleboard, volleyball, pickleball, hiking trails, a solar-heated swimming pool, two hot tubs and a sauna. Relax in the community clubhouse, with a kitchen, pool table, cable television, video games and a gift shop selling sunscreen, nudist literature and snacks. Rent a cabin for the night, or camp in a tent or an RV. Families with children are welcome at Forestia. Kids can play on the playground or wade in the toddler pool. Forestia is open during summer months and requires a paid membership.
Fraternity Snoqualmie 24050 SE 127th St. Issaquah, WA 98027 206-392-6833 fraternitysnoqualmie.com
Lake Bronson Club Family Nudist Park
Lake Bronson Club Family Nudist Park offers a variety of activities and facilities for naturist families. Located on 320 wooded acres near Sultan, Lake Bronson Club is open year-round. Swim or canoe in the lake or relax on the beach. Hike to the resort's 85-foot waterfall or play volleyball or badminton. Accommodations include cabins with wood-burning stoves, two or more bedrooms, bathroom and kitchen. RV and tent camping is also available. The Lake Bronson lodge offers a sauna, hot tub, activity room, shuffleboard, tennis courts and pool tables. Dine at the Lakeside Café, serving breakfast and lunch on the weekends. Visitors must present government-issued identification and undergo a sexual offender background check.
Lake Bronson Club Family Nudist Park 3303 Cottontail Rd. Sultan, WA 98294 360-793-0286 lakebronson.com
Kaniksu Ranch, located north of Spokane, is a non-profit nudist resort. Kaniksu Ranch is family-friendly and affiliated with the American Association for Nude Recreation. Choose from three types of lodging, including small rooms, large rooms and cabins, or camp in the tent and RV camping area. Kaniksu Ranch doesn't require a membership, but does charge daily or monthly entrance fees. Relax in the pool or sauna, or get some sun on the deck. Enjoy live entertainment or try your hand at naked karaoke. Don't miss the Bare Buns Fun Run, an annual July tradition. Kaniksu Ranch is open during summer months.
Kaniksu Ranch 4295 North Deer Lake Rd. Loon Lake, WA 99148 509-233-8202 kaniksufamily.com