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The Naked Road Trip – Driving Naked Through 16 States13 min read

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The cotton shackles of today’s button up society keeping you down?  Strip down to your birthday suit, get into your car or RV, and hit the road with the Naked Road Trip.  This is your guide to driving naked across the country through 16 different states. It’s your answer to “What nudist campgrounds near me should I stay in?” along the way, and what to do for fun while you are there.

Is Driving Naked Legal?

So is driving naked, or even just being naked in general, actually legal?  In short, it depends.  As a general rule being nude isn’t illegal unless you are offending someone or are involved in some sort of sexual misconduct.  Some states are more tolerant than others but ultimately it’s up to the police and the courts to determine if the general public is being offended by your bits and pieces. Driving naked is only expressly addressed in two states, Mississippi and South Carolina, but the laws follow the same logic as most of the other states; if your stuff and things don’t offend anyone then it’s legal.

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Why Do People Go Driving Naked?

People vacation and go driving naked for many reasons including:

  • Gaining A Sense of Freedom
  • Improving Body Image
  • Excitement

There are many (RV friendly) resorts and campgrounds throughout the nation that allow people to enjoy a sans clothes lifestyle.  Pull up, connect the RV, and let it all hang out with like-minded folks.  Not ready to sport the full Monty yet? No worries, many of the communities are ‘clothing optional’.  What sorts of things do people do while naked in these places you might ask?  The answer is everything one would do clothed while on vacation; volleyball, pool lounging, partying, karaoke, dancing, and BBQing (though an apron is advisable for this one).

Tips for Driving Naked

  1. Remember The Sunblock– Multiple hours of sun where the sun doesn’t shine isn’t going to be pretty if you forget it.
  2. Stay Away From Schools or School Buses– This will keep you from having to enter into a very, very unpopular registry.
  3. Bring A Towel To Sit On– If you have leather seats this is a no-brainer, plus who wants a buttock-shaped sweat stain on their seat?
  4. Don’t Break Any Driving Laws– The best way to not get a ticket for indecent exposure is to not have to deal with the law in the first place.
  5. Know The Law– If you do run into the law it’s always best to know the state’s indecent exposure law.
  6. Keep Some Clothes In Arms Reach– Set some shorts close by for easy cover.

The Road Trip

Let Google show the way!

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Where To Go And What To Do


Where to Stay: Sun Meadow

What to Do: If you’re already naked then the next logical step is to get wet.  Try the Jerry Johnson Hot Springs nestled in the mountains of the Lolo National Forest.  Naked is the norm here.

Indecent Exposure If:

A person “Exposes his or her genitals, in any public place, or in any place where there is present another person or persons who are offended or annoyed thereby…” [Chapter 14 18-4116]

There are only 1.6 million people in the whole state so the chances of anyone actually seeing you are pretty low.


Where to Stay: Arcadia Romantic Getaway

What to Do: Be naked for a good cause.  Support the local arts scene by taking it off and painting your body at the Fremont Solstice Parade.  It’s not a strictly a clothing optional event but with only 4 rules, just about anything goes.

Photo Source: Matt Freedman Photography

Indecent Exposure If:

A person “…intentionally makes any open and obscene exposure of his or her person or the person of another knowing that such conduct is likely to cause reasonable affront or alarm…”[RCW 9A.88.010]


Where to Stay: Williamettans Nudist RV Park

What to Do: Ladies, does being naked outdoors make you feel like a goddess?  Then why not join this ladies only Naked Goddess Swim, a moonlight dip to show pride in your body.

Indecent Exposure If:

A person performs “An act of exposing the genitals of the person with the intent of arousing the sexual desire of the person or another person.” [ORS 163.465]

Just try to be as unsexy as possible.


Where to Stay: Glen Eden

What to Do: Is nature not natural enough for you?  How about some naked hiking?  Not adventurous enough?  How about some naked rollerblading?  Good luck explaining that road rash.  Check out this California group of naked adventures who put together various types of events.  

Photo Source: PhotoNaturals
Indecent Exposure If:

A person “Procures, counsels, or assists any person so to expose himself or take part in any model artist exhibition…”[ Penal Code Section 314-318.6]

Basically don’t model while driving naked and you should be good.


Where to Stay: Shangri La Ranch

What to Do: Let’s face it, in yoga most people are already 97.5% naked.  Might as well take it the rest of the way and take part in some nude yoga.  Be sure to grab a spot in the front row.

Indecent Exposure If:

A person “…exposes his or her genitals or anus or she exposes the areola or nipple of her breast or breasts and another person is present, and the defendant is reckless about whether the other person, as a reasonable person, would be offended or alarmed by the act.” [13-1402]

What reasonable person doesn’t like nudity!?


Where to Stay: Sahnoans at Star Ranch

What to Do: Austin, TX is the gem of the South with a great open and tolerant culture.  It’s also home to beautiful lakes, spring feed rivers, and rolling hills.  Check out Hippie Hollow Park, Texas’ only clothing optional park, for a dip in the blue green waters of Lake Travis.

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Indecent Exposure If:

“…he exposes his anus or any part of his genitals with intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person, and he is reckless about whether another is present who will be offended or alarmed by his act” [Acts 1973, Sec. 2108.]

You just need to be around some pretty chill people.  Try Austin!  Additionally, women can be topless in public anywhere a man can be.


Where to Stay: Indian Hills Nudist Park

What to Do: In a town that’s no stranger to nudity, New Orleans, look out for a naked bike ride.  Honestly, riding a bike naked there is probably fairly normal.

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Indecent Exposure If:

A person exposes “…the genitals, pubic hair, anus, vulva, or female breast nipples in any public place or place open to the public view, or in any prison or jail, with the intent of arousing sexual desire or which appeals to prurient interest or is patently offensive.”


Where to Stay: Spring Creek

What to Do: There is no other way to put this, naked circus.  That is all.

Indecent Exposure If:

A man “…exposes his genitals under circumstances in which he knows his conduct is likely to cause affront or alarm in any public place…” [Acts 1977, No. 607, p. 812, §2325.]

Interestingly enough, it doesn’t say anything about women. Ladies.


Where to Stay: Paradise Pines RV Park

What to Do: All those miles on the road and bags of chili cheese Fritos can start to add up quickly.  Burn some calories at the Naked 5k.

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Indecent Exposure If:

One were “…to expose or exhibit one’s sexual organs in public or on the private premises of another…except in any place provided or set apart for that purpose.”[Florida Statue 800.03]

Coincidence that Florida seems to have the most nudist resorts in the country?


Where to Stay: Paradise Valley Resort and Club

What to Do: Avoid the looks of disappointment from your family this year when you tell them you failed out of clown college and spend Thanksgiving dinner with naked strangers instead!

Indecent Exposure If:

A person demonstrates “A lewd exposure of the sexual organs…” in a public place. [O.C.G.A 16-6-8]

Just keep it classy.


Where to Stay: Rock Haven Lodge

What to Do: Take a paddlewheel boat ride down the Tennessee River with the Chattanooga Naturist Club.

Indecent Exposure If:

A person “Exposes the person’s genitals or buttocks to another…” and “reasonably expects…the acts will offend an ordinary viewer or are for the purpose of sexual arousal and gratification of the defendant…”. [Senate Bill No. 3076]

North Carolina

Where to Stay: Whispering Pines

What to Do: Naked Christmas gift exchange.

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Indecent Exposure If:

A person “…willfully expose[s] the private parts of his or her person in any public place and in the presence of any other person or persons, except for those places designated for a public purpose where the same sex exposure is incidental to a permitted activity…”. [GS 14-190.9]

I’m sure you can get a permit for driving naked.


Where to Stay: Turtle Lake Resort

What to Do: Get some balls. Volleyballs.

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Indecent Exposure If:

A person “knowingly make[s] any open or indecent exposure of his or her person or of the person of another.” [Section 750.335a]

Michigan ain’t got time for this.


Where to Stay: Cedar Trails

What to Do: The Starwood Festival describes itself as a clothing optional “Neo-Pagan, New Age, multi-cultural and world music festival” with “live musical performances, rituals, bonfires, multimedia performances, and social activities.”  Sign me up.

Indecent Exposure If:

A person “Expose[s] the person’s private parts [and]…is likely to be viewed by and affront others who are in the person’s physical proximity and who are not members of the person’s household.” [Chapter 2907.09]

If a person exposes their parts are they ‘private’ anymore?


Where to Stay: Sunny Rest Resort

What to Do: Usually people go to a beer fest THEN end up naked but with Bare Beach Beer Bash rock out with your…koozie out from the very start.

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Indecent Exposure If:

A “person exposes his or her genitals in any public place or in any place where there are present other persons under circumstances in which he or she knows or should know that this conduct is likely to offend, affront or alarm.”

The Amish love nudity, right?


Where to Stay: Berkshire Vista

What to Do: Go to college naked.  Believe it or not, the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has a clothing optional dorm. Best to apply and enroll first before partaking.

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Indecent Exposure If:

A person “intentional[ly] [commits an] act of lewd exposure, offensive to one or more persons.” [315 Mass 20]

Ever been to a Pats game? What isn’t lewd and offensive there?

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