If you enjoy communing with nature without the restriction of clothing, nude camping areas in Arizona might be your ideal next vacation! The state offers a number of nudist (or "naturist") camping areas and resorts. Check out these organizations and locations when you plan your next clothing-free romp through the American Southwest.
The American Association for Nude Recreation, an excellent source of information on nude recreation throughout the United States, lists three naturist resorts in Arizona. Each has different amenities, so you can find a clothing-optional venue that fits your needs.
- Shangri-La Ranch, located in New River, Arizona, is a family-friendly resort that offers RV and tent camping in addition to motel rooms and cabin rentals. Membership to the resort is required, but newcomers are invited to come for free on their first visit. Day visits are also allowed. Shangri-La Ranch features a clubhouse, pool, spa, meeting space, laundry and a children's play area. A range of activities, from dancing to horseshoes and basketball, is also available. The resort features hiking trails. Campers may choose from full RV hookups, water and electric RV sites, or tent camping sites.
- Tonopah, Arizona's El Dorado Hot Springs offers private or semi-private soaking in the springs and massage. Cabins rentals are available, along with RV parking. RV parking fees include water and dump station fees. Electric costs an extra $5. Rental of an RV spot includes either unlimited private soaking or two one-hour private soaking sessions in the resort's soaking pools. Weekly rates are available.
- If you're looking for something a bit more luxurious, Tuscon's Mira Vista Resort has it all. There is no RV or tent camping at Mira Vista, however. Guests stay in the onsite motel rooms and have access to three pools, a spa, recreation and fitness centers, and a host of scheduled events. Day membership to the resort is required in addition to the room rate; yearly memberships and snowbird memberships are also available.
Naturist organizations, such as the Canyon State Naturists and the Arizona Wildflowers, organize camping trips and sponsor other events for those interested in the nudist or naturist lifestyle. If you are just getting into the nudist scene, these organizations are a wealth of resources.