UPDATE: Gay Naked Camping Weekend July 2022 has unfortunately been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. We have reached out to the hosts for more information and will update when we hear more.
Gay Camping News: Registration is Open for Gay Naked Camping Weekend July 8-10 in Springville, CA
It’s not a gay campground, but it’s still gay camping! There are private outdoor adventure groups for all members of the LGBTQ+ community all over the country who plan their own gay camping trips.
“Come Pitch A Tent” at Gay Naked Camping Weekend: Central California 2022
Taking place July 8, 9, and 10 in Springville, CA, this private group invites you to join for a gay men’s only clothing-optional outdoor adventure weekend.
As we mentioned in a previous Gay Camping News post, the West coast has very limited gay-specific campgrounds. As far as we know at the time of publishing, there is only Bamboo Acres in Oregon and Triangle Recreation Campground in Washington. So, private gay camping weekends like this fill a huge hole LGBTQ+ campers in the entire region.
Located just over the California/Oregon border in Talent, OR, Bamboo Acres has RV rentals and spots for trailers and tent camping.
“Come Pitch A Tent”– gaynaked.camp
Campground and Facilities
The weekend takes place at a private camping retreat in Springville, CA. Located in Tulare County, it is a 3 hour drive north of LA and 4.5 hours south of San Francisco.
This is a private nature reserve called Wildplaces, run by a gay couple Mehmet and Xico. The Land is within the Tule Nation territory, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. This 12-acre private homestead is located on both sides of the Tule River at about 1200ft in the Blue Oak Woodland, and is directly adjacent to the Sequoia National Forest.
The land is secure and safe for naked living.
A gorgeous, private, and truly special property with an artistic and spiritual vibe.– gaynaked.camp
- River access
- Wading pools
- Zip line
- Outdoor kitchen with sinks
- Barbecue grill
- Beautiful outdoor lounge area with couches
- Round common space
- Speakers, lights, projector
The weekend will be full of activities planned by event coordinators Corey and Henry. As always, when camping, you are welcome to partake in any, all, or none of the activities. This weekend is for you!
- Community building games
- Nighttime dance party
- Jam session
- Drum circle (with costumes!)
- Survival skill building
- Tantra interactive workshops (massage, body positivity, yoga)
Nudity is encouraged unless it gets chilly enough to want to cover for warmth. But if you aren’t the naked type, that’s OK!
Come and be free with us. You will not be judged either way.– gaynaked.camp FAQs
RV and Tent Camping
According to their website, there are tent sites and RV sites available. Reservations are first-come first-served, and they seem to be approximately 50% booked, so act quickly if you want to join.
- Tent sites are spacious and fit 4-6 people (many available)
- RV sites with no hookups (only 2 available)
Bath & Toilet Facilities
This is real camping, with:
- 3 outdoor toilets
- 2 outdoor hot showers
- Hand washing stations
Reservations & Your Stay
To make a reservation, visit the website and click the registration form link. Reservations close on June 30. You will answer some questions, including:
- Main camper name
- Social media profile links
- Age range
- Email address
- Which day you will arrive
- Your phone number
- Emergency contact info
- If you are bringing a dog
- Whether you want a tent site or an RV site
It is recommended you bring:
- Bug and mosquito repellant
- Trash containers/bags
- Plenty of drinking water
- Your own food for meals and snacks
- Chairs or hammocks
You are also requested to contribute an optional communal offering for the 20-30 campers, such as:
- Beverage or snack for the group
- Service like massage, yoga, tarot, or DJing
- Special performance like dance, music, and magic
- Festive party favors like glow pant, battery lights, leis, and hats
And please abide by these rules:
- Leave a minimal carbon footprint
- Take out what you bring in
- Pick up some extra trash if you see any
- No illegal drugs will be tolerated
- No visual public sex acts
- When traveling at night, be very aware of animals crossing the road.
- Go slow if driving, as the road is full of potholes
Well-behaved dogs are welcome at the “Let’s Pitch A Tent” Gay Naked Camping Weekend.
There is an additional fee of $5/day per dog. As always, keep your dog on a leash around any other dogs, as your dog might be friendly, but not every dog is. Immediately pick up your dog’s waste and dispose of it properly, and don’t let your dog pee on any property.
What About Merch?
Yes, there is merch! Click here to get your “Let’s Pitch A Tent” Gay Naked Camping Weekend towels, shirts, and tanks. Use our link for FREE SHIPPING and support us at no extra cost to you or to the event! Order soon, so it will arrive before the big weekend.
We are psyched to see more gay camping options in addition to gay campgrounds. Groups like this are a way to have an amazing outdoor adventure for the weekend, meet new friends, and learn about yourself. If you prefer a bit more of a resort-style camping experience, this probably isn’t the trip for you, but search for other outdoor adventure groups that might be more your style.