If you want to get naked in Arizona, you're in luck. The state has a variety of offerings for naturists and nudists. Some are family-friendly. Others are relaxing or blend nudism and recreation. Wear your birthday suit to the beach, the ranch, the pool, the tennis court, hiking, camping, the library, or the saloon.
Here are the top four highlights.
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Shangri La Ranch is a clothing-optional resort. It's a family-friendly facility located north of Phoenix that welcomes people interested in naturism. Full memberships with the resort are available, and visitors are allowed to ease into nudism. Shangri La Ranch emphasizes the freedom of choice. You select the activity that suits you, from quiet relaxation in the spa, sauna or on the pool deck, to swimming, volleyball, water volleyball, tennis, shuffleboard, basketball, horseshoes or hiking trails. Mix and match the options to meet your interests and comfort level.
A clubhouse, children's playground, and laundry facilities are available. The pool is maintained at a comfortable temperature year round. RV, camping and rental units are available.
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Canyon State blends nudism and recreation. This family-friendly, clothing-optional group includes a lot of excursions: hiking, camping, and boating. Visit beaches, deserts, lakes and hot springs, join overnight camping trips or attend a potluck dinner. Canyon State is about relaxing, having fun, and getting out in nature with other naturists. The group asks for a small donation for each function to help cover general expenses.
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Mira Vista Resort - Marana, Arizona in Tucson is a clothing-optional hotel and recreation club located on a 30-acre property with a colorful history dating back to the 1800s. Features include four pools and spas, a full-service restaurant and bar, fitness center, tennis, and massage services. Visit the hacienda, gift shop, library and even an Old West saloon, harking back to its history.
The grounds are secluded and surrounded by beautiful hills and mountain views, yet just three miles from I-10. Day visitors are welcome, but there are also 14 suites in adobe-style buildings for people who want to stay a while. Keep your eyes open; you are likely to see desert critters.
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El Dorado Hot Springs is 40 miles west of Phoenix, Arizona, or 75 miles east of Quartzsite. El Dorado is a rustic, western-style mineral water spa located over an enormous natural subterranean hot spring. If you'd like privacy, you can book a private soaking pool. Bonus: The hot springs water here is odorless and tasteless.
For the nudist experience, head to Desert Pete, a communal, nude-only area with a small relaxation area, shower, tub and chairs for hanging out. No alcohol allowed.