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Women In Nude

AANR is committed to introducing women to the benefits of nude living.

Visiting a Nudist Club
for the First Time?

Go to our Newcomers page and find the information you need to make your first visit fun and comfortable.

Families & Naturism

The Naturist movement has always been family-centric. It is not uncommon to find several generations of families who have lived in this lifestyle.

September Month-Long Observances

Hispanic Heritage Month

National Guide Dog Month

Suicide Prevention Month

Important September Dates

  • September 4 – Labor Day
  • September 5 – International Day of Charity
  • September 6-7 – Krishna Janmashtami (Hindu)
  • September 11 – Patriot Day (U.S.A.)
  • September 15 – International Day of Democracy
  • September 15 – Rosh Hashanah begins (Jewish)
  • September 16 – Mexican Independence Day
  • September 21 – International Day of Peace
  • September 21 – World Gratitude Day
  • September 22 – National Native American Day
  • September 24 – Yom Kippur (Jewish)
  • September 29 – Sukkot (Jewish)
  • September 30 – National Day for Truth & Reconciliation (Canada)

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AANR West: Supporting Our Members And Our Clubs

Embark on a journey of self-discovery and liberation with AANR West! Our organization offers a range of activities that allow members to explore clothing-optional recreation in a safe and welcoming environment. With members hailing from states across the Western US, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming, as well as western Mexico, AANR West is a diverse community where everyone is welcome.

Our mission at AANR West is to provide our members with comprehensive education and support services. We want our members to feel comfortable and secure as they pursue their interests, and we work hard to ensure that they have access to the resources and information they need to do so. Whether it's finding a safe and legal place to enjoy clothing-optional recreation or understanding their rights under the law, our members can count on us to provide them with the guidance and support they need.

But our mission doesn't stop with our members. AANR West also strives to educate the public on the benefits of social nudism. We believe that everyone can experience the joy and freedom that comes from shedding their clothes and embracing their natural selves. We host events that are focused on providing good, healthy family fun, and we welcome individuals of all ages, genders, marital statuses, religious beliefs, ethnic origins, and sexual orientations.

We know the power of true freedom at AANR West. There's nothing quite like feeling the wind blowing across your skin and the sense of liberation that comes from being carefree and unencumbered by clothing. We want everyone to experience that same sense of freedom and joy. So, if you're looking for a safe and welcoming community where you can explore your interests and find your inner peace, join us at AANR West today!

Quote of the Month

“After my morning in the buff, I’m calling BS on “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. Going naked with three strangers showed me that beauty is entirely mine to own.”

Jo Stanley

AANR West Club Highlights

Swim Free Hawaii Boat Charter



Swim Free Hawaii is a clothing-optional boat charter that gives you the opportunity to explore the island in an exciting, safe, and comfortable environment. Whether you're a visitor to the island looking for a unique activity or a local interested in a new experience of Hawaii, NUDE CHARTER is here to help you personalize your adventure.

Lupin Lodge


Lupin Nurtures the Mind, Body & Spirit

If you’re stressed and only have a few hours to spare, a visit to Lupin will make any challenging day better. You’ll experience a slower tempo than the fast pace and demands of Silicon Valley. When you visit Lupin and stand in the nude, overlooking the breathtaking mountain vistas of the Santa Cruz Redwoods, nature will touch all your senses. You will feel a larger perspective of freedom by elevating the senses, without clothes, without stress, and without shame.

Shangri La Ranch


Come and enjoy year-round warmth and tranquil desert surroundings at SHANGRI LA RANCH. We believe that the best way to welcome newcomers to the nudist lifestyle is to allow them to ease into the nude environment at their own pace, therefore SHANGRI LA RANCH is clothing optional.

We are a family-friendly facility that welcomes everyone interested in naturism. Full membership with the resort is available; inquire with the office staff.

If you are visiting Shangri La Ranch for the first time, please be aware that we are a B.Y.O.B. resort. There is no alcohol for sale anywhere at Shangri La Ranch. Also, if you are enjoying the freedom of nudity, we also suggest that you always carry a towel with you while you are here because you must always sit on your towel for sanitary reasons. If you have forgotten to bring a towel, we have a wide selection of towels and other necessary items for sale at the office when you check in.

In The News

15 Must-Visit Nude Beaches in California That Are Highly Popular
September 15
California offers a variety of nude beaches for those who are comfortable in their bodies and seeking a judgment-free zone. These beaches provide opportunities to enjoy turquoise waters, light-colored sand, and exclusive views. From Pirate's Cove in Avila Beach to Baker Beach in San Francisco, each beach has its own unique features and amenities. Visitors should adhere to nude beach etiquette, respect others' privacy, and bring their usual beach essentials. Whether you prefer topless, clothing-optional, or full-nude beaches, California's nude beaches offer a range of options for a memorable beach experience. Read the article

Embark on the Adventure of a Lifetime: BNB23 Carnival Pride Takes Bare Necessities to the High Seas

September 11
The BNB23 Carnival Pride offers a liberating and unforgettable vacation experience for nudists, with friendly staff, delicious food, exciting activities, and entertainment options. The freedom to be clothes-free throughout most of the ship and the welcoming of fellow passengers make it the experience of a lifetime. Read the article

Empowerment on the Slopes: Boot Tan Fest (Naked Ski Festival) Returns with a Bang in March 2024!
September 11
Boot Tan Fest, the largest ski festival exclusively for women and femme folk, is returning for its fourth year on March 29th and 30th, 2024 at Sunlight Mountain Resort in Colorado. The festival features live music, local art, and a lap on the mountain where clothing is completely optional, celebrating body positivity and self-love. Last year, over 400 women and femmes attended, and this year, over 2000 guests are expected. Read the article

Freedom to Bare: Defending Our Coastal Sanctuaries for Naturist Bliss

August 24
The Naturist-Nudist Federation of Catalonia is fighting to protect non-textile beaches, citing a "textile invasion" and "lack of respect". The writer, a naturist, argues that nude bathing is a healthy and body-positive pursuit that discards designer labels and egos. He suggests trying a fully immersive naturist resort, such as those in Lanzarote, Formentera, or Croatia, which offer eco bungalows, waterskiing, volleyball, and aquarobics along protected beaches. Read the article

Guarding the Bare Essentials: AANR's Continuous Advocacy for Nudist Rights Amidst Legislation Challenges
August 21
The American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR) has been attending the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) for decades to prevent unintended consequences of laws that could harm legitimate, family-friendly nudist businesses. Nudism is a multibillion-dollar industry, and laws intended to restrict illicit activity can inadvertently affect it. AANR hopes to see oppressive regulations, such as an Arkansas bill restricting advocacy for nudism, dropped from the books. Bills seeking to censor library materials could also affect AANR, and the group urges lawmakers to exclude them from bills not intended for them.
Read the article


AANR West 2023 - 2024 Meetings

AANR Western Regional Fall Festival
October 6-8, 2023
Shangri La Ranch

AANR Western Regional Fall Board Meeting
November 8-9,2023
6 PM - 9 PM each night

AANR Western Regional Spring Board Meeting
March 19-20, 2024
6 PM - 9 PM each night

AANR Western Regional General Assembly 2024
July 26 - 28, 2024
Location to be determined

Short Story

The Unexpected Oasis

Like every summer, Tim decided to embark on a lengthy hike across the dry and lifeless landscape near his old, dusty town. Despite the harshness of the sun and his aching muscles, Tim persevered, determined to discover new sights and experiences. On one such trip, Tim stumbled upon a hidden oasis, which sparkled brilliantly under the intense heat. Drawn in by its alluring beauty, he cautiously approached the water's edge, hesitantly dipping his toes in the cool, refreshing water. Tim was overcome by the oasis's serene atmosphere and decided to free himself from his inhibiting clothes, diving into the water in the nude. As he swam, the refreshing crust of the water against his bare skin felt liberating like never before, and he relished in the newfound freedom. From thereon, every hike's final destination was this secluded oasis, renewing Tim's bond with nature and providing him with a much-needed escape from the stresses of everyday life.

Club Karaoke

Shangri La Ranch - Friday Night

Mira Vista Resort - Friday Night

Glen Eden Sun Club - Wednesday, Friday & Sunday

Laguna Del Sol - Friday Night

Olive Dell Ranch - Friday Night

Club Dances

Shangri La Ranch - Saturday Night

Mira Vista Resort - Saturday Night

Laguna Del Sol - Saturday Night

Glen Eden Sun Club - Friday & Saturday

Lupin Lodge - Thursday Night

Sequoians - Saturday Afternoon (Summer)

Club Volleyball

Glen Eden - Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays

Shangri La Ranch - Daily Afternoon except Saturday

Mira Vista Resort - Saturday Afternoon

Laguna Del Sol - Saturday Afternoon

The Many Names We Take Pride In

Our organization has undergone significant changes over the past few decades, with a focus on providing more detailed and comprehensive descriptions of the locations where we practice and enjoy our nudist lifestyle. While terms such as "nudist colony" or "nudist camp" may have been accurate in the past, we now prefer the use of terms such as "nudist clubs," "parks," or "resorts," which better reflect the diverse and welcoming nature of our community. Additionally, we have adopted new terminology to describe ourselves, including naturists, nudists, or members of clothing-optional organizations, highlighting the positive and respectful aspects of our lifestyle.

We believe that our lifestyle is grounded in basic human rights, such as the freedom to express oneself and the freedom to be comfortable in one's own skin. Our organization is committed to ensuring that these rights are protected and respected, and we work tirelessly to promote acceptance and understanding of our way of life. In addition to advocating for top freedom, social nudism, and family nudity, we also support a range of initiatives aimed at promoting body positivity and inclusivity, including educational programs, community events, and outreach activities. By working together, we can build a more open and accepting society that values diversity and celebrates the beauty of the human form.

Find your true self at an AANR West Club.