Welcome to AANR West
Welcome to the NEW AANR-West Website

Our website is so much easier to use and view on all devices! Take a look around and, if you haven’t already done so, don’t forget to sign up for our emails to receive exclusive offers and up to date information from AANR-West!

AANR West Club Locator
Check Out our Newly Designed Club Locator

Our clubs are now listed by state and information about each club and organization can be found all in one place!

AANR West Calendar
Visit Our New Calendar

Major events hosted by AANR-West clubs and organizations are listed in our newly designed calendar.

AANR West Newcomers
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.

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Stay true to yourself, join the American Association for Nude Recreation today!

A Word About the Corona Virus Pandemic

AANR West Passport

The AANR West Nudist Passport Program

Both AANR members and non-members can obtain a passport from any participating club, usually for a minimal fee (probably $5 but this may vary from club to club). Each person must have their own passport so, couples will need two.

Bring your passport with you when checking in for your visit. The club check-in person will stamp/mark your passport to show proof of your visit.

The AANR West Nudist Passport Program

Both AANR members and non-members can obtain a passport from any participating club, usually for a minimal fee (probably $5 but this may vary from club to club). Each person must have their own passport so, couples will need two.

Bring your passport with you when checking in for your visit. The club check-in person will stamp/mark your passport to show proof of your visit.

The AANR West Monthly Blog

The AANR West Monthly Blog

  • How does social nudity help reduce stress?
    How does social nudity help reduce stress? There are various ways to reduce stress. You could take prescription tranquilizer drugs, such as anxiolytics, to reduce anxiety. But they can be addictive, and have other undesirable side-effects, as well as expense. Alcohol works too, but certainly has its own problems. Some other recreational drugs also work – but…
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AANR West
Calendar of Events

Looking for a fun event? There’s always something going on in the Western Region. Check out our calendar of events and see what’s happening in your area this month.

Benefits of
Membership

We’re fun to be around. We respect other’s privacy. Our members include people of all sizes, shapes, ethnicities, and religions. We protect your rights to social nudity and more.

AANR West
Club Locator

Whether you reside in the western U.S., Western Mexico or even the Philippines, AANR-West has a club, park or resort near you. Check out our directory for more information.

Nudity: True Body Acceptance Will Set You Free

“We ought to be able to be comfortable being naked, and it doesn’t have to be about sex.”

– Patricia Arquette, Actress

Our thoughts exactly!

Girl By The Pool

AANR West is a coalition of about thirty clubs. That means you choose the amount of clothing or lack of it that you wear. No judgments here! We want you to enjoy our events and activities without worrying about what you’re wearing or how your body looks. It’s all about body confidence.

According to a 2015 Zogby poll of American adults, 35% had gone skinny dipping at least once, and a whopping 73% believed individuals should be able to enjoy nude sunbathing at a location designated for that use.

We agree! You have rights over your body, whether its choosing to take a swim au naturel, play tennis or go on a hike. As a clothing-optional nonprofit organization–501 (c) 7, AANR West (American Association for Nude Recreation, Western Region) advocates for nudity and nude recreation in appropriate settings. We organize social events for our members. We educate and inform our members and those in the greater community about our way of life. Begin living a freer life. Call us today and find out how you can start enjoying a world of family-friendly nude recreation.

If you haven’t experienced the pure freedom of reading, hiking, bicycling, swimming, sunbathing or just being in the nude or have and want a safe environment in which to practice your way of life, AANR West is here for you. Our events are focused on good, healthy family fun.

AANR West provides education to our members about the areas where they can pursue their activities out of harm’s way, the legislation that may affect them and what their rights are. We also reach out to the greater community, many who view nudism or clothing optional groups as outcasts.

We Call Ourselves a Lot of Names

But nudist colony or nudist camp haven’t been correct descriptions for decades. Our organization now prefers terms such as nudist clubs, parks or resorts. We refer to ourselves as naturists, nudists, members of clothing optional organizations, who believe in top freedom, social nudism, family nudity and other basic human rights.

Find your true self at AANR West.

Feel the Freedom!

Nude Woman Riding Horse

Nudism is Family-Friendly

There is a cultural anomaly in North America that nudity and lewd or sexual behavior go hand in hand. Nothing could be further from the truth. Wearing tight-fitting clothing or being scantily clad is much more erotic than wearing nothing at all because it is intended to emphasize the human anatomy. Every social group has its own set of expected behaviors. Naturist are no exception to this, as we have codes of conduct that guide the behaviors of our members. Although each club has its own rules, some of the more commonly accepted behaviors include: sitting on a towel (for hygienic reasons), and no gawking or staring, showering before entering the pool or hot tub and no photography without the explicit permission of the people in the photograph. In general, anyone in violation of the rules may receive a warning and may be asked to leave immediately depending on the violation. Our goal is to help everyone further their sense of self-acceptance and to enjoy life au natural. That means giving others the space to do so as well.