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Washington nudist park plans naked hike for National Trails Day

Post by Craig Hill / The News Tribune on May 16, 2012 at 10:36 am with 11 Comments »
May 16, 2012 4:55 pm

A Washington nudist park is celebrating National Trails Day next month with a clothing optional hike.

Lake Bronson Family Nudist Park near Sultan will host the hike June 2 from 1-5 p.m. on its 320-acre forest. The park, run entirely by volunteers, has about 200 members and gets 150 to 200 additional visitors on warm weather weekends, said past president Randy Hoppenbrouwer.

“The Northwest has lots of wonderful scenery, but the one unique feature Lake Bronson offers that no one else does is that we can hike safely and legally NAKED in a beautiful, family-friendly environment,” read a statement released by the park.

The hike will be 3.5 miles along the Lake Bronson trail near the Sultan River and Marsh Creek Falls.

“The hike is scheduled for later in the day to allow the forest a chance to warm up. The guides will be nude, weather permitting, and participants are invited to also enjoy the forest au natural on this
nude hike,” the statement reads.

An orientation will take place before the hike and refreshments will be served afterward. Park entrance fees are waived for the hike.

Lake Bronson Family Nudist Park is 85 years old. Participants must register in advance and a background check will be conducted on all participants, resorts officials say, “because we are a family nudist park.”

For more information and a registration form visit

Leave a comment Comments → 11
  1. itwasntmethistime says:

    Of course the entry fee is waived because nobody has a pocket for their wallet. Where will they keep their car keys?

  2. Ortingmom says:

    Oh…never mind

  3. BronsonStar says:

    Thank you for helping to get the word out. We are definitely hoping for a sunny day. This hike is limited to 30 people, so interested parties are encouraged to contact our office 360.739.0286 / to register.

  4. whowell326 says:


    Lake Bronson phone number is 360-793-0286

    WAYNE (member at LB)

  5. pastpreslb says:

    Just a small correction on the phone number. 360.793.0286 will work much better!

  6. BronsonStar says:

    Thanks for the assist guys!

  7. trailguy says:

    I always wanted to try hiking naked but didn’t want to “surprise” anybody, sounds like this is the right place to try it. Thanks for the information Adventure Guys.

  8. Any suggestions as to where folks should keep their cell phones during the hike? People are going to need to keep their hands free and will more than likely need to contact you at some point.

  9. trailguy says:

    I was thinking i would take a day pack or fanny pack for snacks, water, keys, phone and a towel. I read thru the new visitors info at the lake bronson web site and it said to have a towel to sit on and to maybe go swiming.

  10. Freehiker22 says:

    Just had to chime in here. Our Club Kaniksu Ranch near Spokane WA, is also doing this very same thing. So for anyone who lives out on our side of the state wanting to try this same thing you can check us out on facebook by going to Friends of the Ranch or our website by googleing Kaniksu Ranch or our phone (509) 233-8202. Hope to see a few of you out there enjoying nature in the clothes that you were born with.

  11. BlaineCGarver says:

    *chuckle* Watch out for the Bares….

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