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ALABAMA      MAP     [ ↑ ]

NATURIST RETREATS

     Gymno-Vita    33.5078N, 86.4493W     E
          Vandiver (east of Birmingham)

PLACES TO STAY—GAY

     Bluff Creek Falls    33.9308N, 86.2716W     E
          Steele (northeast of Birmingham)

     CampOut Alabama    31.0224N, 85.8335W     E
          Geneva (near Florida Panhandle)

     Lizard Landing Camp    31.2819N, 85.1199W     E
          Columbia (near Florida Panhandle)


ARKANSAS      MAP     [ ↑ ]

NUDE BEACHES

      The only established nude beach in Arkansas is located in the northwest corner of the state near Fayetteville. Flat Rock Beach [3] 35.9158N, 93.9337W  is a riverbank site that has drawn nudists at least since the 70's and continues to attract a small number of visitors. Nudity seems to occur without hassles at Flat Rock despite its location in a rural, conservative area.

PLACES TO STAY—GAY

     Magnetic Valley Resort     36.4050N, 93.7251W     E
          Eureka Springs


GEORGIA      MAP     [ ↑ ]

NATURIST RETREATS

     Bell Acres Resort    34.2891N, 83.4945W     E
          Maysville (northeast GA)

     Hidden River Resort    30.4628N, 82.2020W     E
          St. George (far southeast GA, near Jacksonville, FL)

     Native Woods    31.4311N, 81.3970W     E
          Darien (near the coast, between Savannah and Jacksonville, FL)

     Paradise Valley Resort    34.4092N, 84.0424W     E
          Dawsonville (northeast GA)

     Serendipity Park    34.6077N, 83.6678W     E
          Cleveland (northeast GA)

PLACES TO STAY—GAY

     In the Woods Campground    34.3420N, 83.1598W     E
          Canon (northeast GA)

     Oz Campground    32.2550N, 83.6121W     E
          Unadilla (south of Macon)

     Parliament Resort    33.4541N, 81.9698W     E
          Augusta

     The River's Edge Campground    34.1900N, 82.9495W     E
          Dewy Rose (northeast GA)

     Roy's Hideaway    32.1103N, 82.1111W     E, S*
          Collins (between Macon and Savannah)


LOUISIANA      MAP     [ ↑ ]

NATURIST RETREATS

     Indian Hills Park    30.3053N, 89.8451W     E
          Slidell (north of New Orleans)

NATURIST-FRIENDLY PLACES TO STAY—New Orleans

     The Burgundy Bed & Breakfast    29.9670N, 90.0515W     E

     Green House Inn    29.9388N, 90.0709W     E


MISSISSIPPI      MAP     [ ↑ ]

NUDE BEACHES

      While the general cultural climate of Mississippi is not amenable to nude beaches, things seem to relax a bit when you leave the mainland. A remote corner of Ship Island [3] 30.2138N, 88.9493W  —12 miles at sea and accessible only by passenger ferry (or private boat) from Gulfport—is quietly used by nudists with no apparent interference.


NORTH CAROLINA      MAP     [ ↑ ]

NUDE BEACHES

      North Carolina does not have any nude areas on public land that are free from the threat of anti-nudity enforcement. On the coast, any number of places along the mostly deserted Outer Banks are suitable for discreet nude bathing. One such remote spot at Pea Island [3] 35.6601N, 75.4748W  (on Hatteras Island) gets sporadic nude use, but there are no exact boundaries to this amorphous nude beach. An even more remote semi-established nude beach is on Ocracoke Island [3] 35.1394N, 75.8872W  along a stretch of beach designated for off-roading. It draws a small number of nudists, mainly those with four-wheel-drive vehicles who can handle driving in the sand.

      Much farther south, Bird Island [4] 33.8531N, 78.5391W  at the South Carolina border has a much more defined zone of nude use than do the Outer Banks sites.

      In the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, an area upstream of scenic Upper Creek Falls [3] 35.9603N, 81.8654W  is a well-established skinnydipping spot. This site is located near the hamlet of Jonas Ridge, a few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway.

NATURIST RETREATS

     Bar S Ranch    36.2836N, 79.8026W     E
          Reidsville (north of Greensboro)

     Whispering Pines Resort    33.9765N, 78.4977W     E
          Ocean Isle Beach (near coast and SC border)

PLACES TO STAY—GAY

     Bear & Butterfly    35.5225N, 82.3023W     E
          Fairview (southeast of Asheville)


SOUTH CAROLINA      MAP     [ ↑ ]

NUDE BEACHES

      There are no public areas in South Carolina where nudity can be practiced without fear of official reproach, but discreet nudity has long been practiced on a remote corner of Folly Island [4] 32.6887N, 79.8900W  south of Charleston, where encounters with authorities are unlikely.

NATURIST RETREATS

     Carolina Foothills Resort    35.1733N, 81.9636W     E
          Chesnee (northwest SC, near NC border)

     Cedar Creek Park    33.7604N, 81.3277W     E
          Pelion (southwest of Columbia)


TENNESSEE      MAP     [ ↑ ]

NATURIST RETREATS

     Rock Haven Lodge    35.7778N, 86.2789W     E
          Murfreesboro (southeast of Nashville)

PLACES TO STAY—GAY

     Timberfell Lodge    36.3515N, 82.8370W     E
          Greenville (far northeast Tennessee)

     Whispering Oaks Retreat    35.6011N, 87.2783W     E
          Hampshire (south of Nashville)


































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