North America's Sweet Gay Campgrounds

By Mike Boisvert.

Spring Creek Campground - Geneva, Alabama

The most beautiful beaches in the world, Panama City and Fort Walton, both in Florida, are only an hour away! Whatever type of camping your heart desires, it's easy to find it at Spring Creek. Starting with their tent sites which have rustic charm, to their easy pull-thru RV sites for the person who brings all with their own Motor Home, to their cabin rentals.

There is a lot to do at this clothing-optional campground itself. Swimming in their in-ground pool and checking out their hiking trails. They are open all year round and most weekends have theme parties such as Levi/Leather, Flirt Fest and Bears In the Woods.

The campground is membership based but at $10 a year, anyone can afford it. The campground has free hot showers, flush toilets, poolside hot tub, clubhouse for dancing, and a laundry room.

For more information click here: http://www.springcreekcampground.net

Rainbow Ranch Campground - Groesbeck, Texas

The campground's formula for popularity: on the shores of beautiful Lake Limestone. Ideal for swimming and fishing. Rainbow Ranch has canoes, flat bottom and paddle boats for your use at no additional charge.

Beauty. Solitude. Convenience. Rainbow Ranch is within driving distance of Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and Fort Worth.

Men, women and children are welcome which means of course, clothing must be worn. Tent camping is at a great price of only $10 per person per night. Trailer and RV sites also available. The campground has hot showers and flush toilets.

For more information click here: http://www.rainbowranch.net

Florida Sawmill Campground - Dade City, Florida

Seems like the perfect hideaway---a good place to keep the outside world at bay!

The Sawmill Resort's members-only facilities include 100 private acres with nature trails, large wooded RV and tent sites, seasonal sites, cabins, group camping, clean, modern facilities, recreation hall, heated naturist pool, Lucy's general store and Sawmill's Outfitting Shop. There are over 200 campsites to choose from. Nearby attractions include 47 miles of state biking, blading, horseback and hiking trails. Orlando, Tampa and Disney attractions are all less than an hour away. 

Their infamous nude black light body paint parties will continue and will get bigger, better and crazier. Their Bear weekends promises to be more fun and exciting than ever. You will see new and different entertainment as their  Sunday night shows grow. They even periodically offer a women's weekend. 

For more information click here: http://www.flsawmill.com

Black Bear Camp & Lodge - Waverly, Alabama

A gravel road winds through the Black Bear Camp & Lodge wilderness resort. It looks like any of the paths leading to hunting lodges where countless Southern men spend weekends this time of year. Then, you come to the sign: "Clothing optional area." This isn't your ordinary, out-of-the-way spot in the woods of east Alabama. Black Bear Camp, a 33 acre resort catering to gay men who enjoy nature au naturel. Black Bear Camp isn't for hunting. It's for socializing.

The clientele tends to be gay men best described as the rugged type! Many have beards and bellies and would rather sit around the lodge watching football on television than go to a gay bar. More than 50 percent of the guests here are married or divorced with kids. This is not the type of camp for flamboyant types.

There's bunk space for 24 in the 3,600 square-foot lodge, which has a tin roof and all the comforts of home plus some: Internet access, satellite TV, a hot tub and an above-ground swimming pool with deck. As many as 30 guests have been here on a weekend, but the more typical crowd is six or seven.

For more information click here: http://bearcamp.home.mindspring.com/

Jones Pond Campground - Angelica, New York

This campground is a joint American/Canadian gay owned/operated adult male (21 yrs plus), clothing optional, membership only campground. They are located in the rolling hills of the Genesee Valley in New York State. They offer over 100 acres for sunning, hiking, swimming, socializing or just getting away from everyday life!

Features include a large three acre pond for fishing and "motorless" boating, a 65 foot in-ground swimming pool for swimming, sunning and socializing, a Recreation Center, a Food Court near pool area (during peak season), a campground store (basic camping supplies), a recreation field and several nature trails. 

Interesting places nearby is panoramic views of rolling hilltops and the beautiful Genesee Valley of Allegany County. The campground is minutes from Letchworth State Park the "Grand Canyon of the East." And it's near the Finger Lakes region Wine Country.

For more information click here: http://www.jonespond.com/ 

Camping Plein Bois - Ste. Marthe, Quebec

This campground is only 45 minutes away from Montreal and 90 minutes from Ottawa!  They are open from the beginning of May to mid-October. Every weekend has some sort of theme party being offered such as the "Juste Pour Rire" Festival, the Sexy Boy contest and XMAS in July.

They have large wooded lots spread out over 60 acres and offer over 300 campsites. You can pitch your tent here,  set up your tent-trailer or trailer and even rent a room if you wish. This friendly campground is for men only, 18 years only and over.

They have a nudist camping section with its own above-ground swimming pool. But most people hang around the clothed swimming pool terrace and bar. On their property they have hiking trails. A playground offers volleyball, croquet, bowling-green and horseshoes. At night they have a restaurant for dining and a fully licensed and air-conditioned discotheque for your dancing pleasure.   

For more information click here: http://www.campingpleinbois.com/anglais/enter.htm

Rainbow Woods Campground - Schroon Lake, NY

Rainbow Woods, New York's premier gay campground is located on the Schroon River in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains in Northern New York State. It is a wonderful alternative vacation spot where you can get back to old time camping in a country atmosphere. It is a great place to enjoy and make new friends. The campground offers you a chance to relax and unwind in a gay-friendly environment.

Spend a few hours, all day, a weekend or really enjoy yourself with a week's vacation. Relax in the waters of the Schroon River, sun bathe by the pool, enjoy a canoe ride, or take a long leisurely nature hike. Pets are always welcome at the campground, but must be on a leash at all times and you must pick up after them.

During the winter be sure to stay at the guesthouse where you can enjoy the pleasure of playing in the snow or snuggling up to a cozy fireplace. Stay in one of their newly remodeled rooms with private baths in their 100 year old farmhouse where you will always be treated with dignity and not with an attitude. At the end of the day of cross country skiing, ice-skating or snowmobiling, soak in the Jacuzzi and unwind.

For more information click here: http://www.rainbowwoodscampgrounds.com/

Triangle Recreation Camp - Granite Falls, Washington

Triangle Recreation Camp is a membership organization - use of the campground is restricted to members only. However, they welcome first-time and occasional visitors who do not wish to purchase a full annual membership, by offering "limited" memberships that are valid for a single visit.  A "limited" membership for one night of overnight camping is only $10!

Every year from April through October their campground is transformed from a raw patch of wild forest to a thriving gay community in the wilderness. A core group of regular campers maintain "semi-permanent" campsites that they set up and occupy throughout an entire season. With energy and creativity in the extreme, semi-permanent campers go to great lengths to create their own version of paradise in the forest. With names like Bushwackers, Trade R Dic's, Cum-A-Lot and Would-He?, the semi-permanent sites give the campground its character, consistency, and a sense of community. For less frequent campers, ample space is available to pitch a tent for a night, a weekend, or several days at a time. 

The campround is located at Bender Creek, 21 miles east of Granite Falls, Washington on the Mountain Loop Highway. In eastern Snohomish County, the Mountain Loop Byway opens the door to a hikers and campers paradise. In the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest you will find over 360 miles of hiking and horse trails, numerous picnic sites, scenic roads and 3 wilderness areas. Wild and scenic rivers, waterfalls, alpine lakes, scenic vistas and old growth forests provide activities for nearly everyone.

For more information click here: http://www.camptrc.org/

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