Great for a first timer – Individual, Couple, or Familu
Dyerwoods was the first naturist campground I ever visited, and I couldn’t have picked a better location as a first timer. I came as a day visitor, for their Young Naturist 4th of July weekend discount – a good choice. When I arrived I was welcome with open arms, Bob showed me the layout of the grounds, while I naturally undressed. The first thing I did was find an open recliner by the pond and open a book. I was so relaxed, people walked by said hello, or nodded. I was a bit nervous at first, not because I was nude, but dude to the fact I read up on nudist etiquette before my visit and wanted to be respectful of others boundaries, by not engaging in conversation, giving them their space. However I quickly found how approachable and friendly everyone at the campground is, and that fear went away. It’s my belief that the main contributor for that that is because Dyer Woods is a co-op campground, meaning it is member owned and operated. All staffed by the members who volunteer their services. It’s how I would imagine a traditional nudist campground would be like in the 60s, but in a modern setting. Within the hour I took a dip in the freshwater, filtered pond to cool off, then headed to the wood burning sauna. It was in the sauna where I really started feeling comfortable and meeting others. People introduce themselves to me, and we just all started talking. One would have thought that everyone in there were old friends, but most people just met the day beforehand. There were all different ages, genders (they are very LGBT friendly) and races, just chatting it up. It really shows how restricted clothes makes us, and the benefits of social nudity. I later found myself enjoying a game of Frisbee with my new friends in one of the many open fields at Dyerwoods. Then with the smell of the girl I headed over to the office. Jim was cooking up some food. The prices were really good too, about $2 for a chicken burger. I would recommended taking cash in small bills, though I paid for the burger with the $20 and was given change, majority of the commissary works on the honor system. There is a list of items and prices posted, you grab what you need drop your payment into a jar. After lunch a took a spectacular guided tour of the trails by Frank, you get to see all of Dyerwoods beauty which is located on a nature preserve and learn a bit of the history of the campground. You see am old cemetery from the time of the revolution war, another beautiful pond (but you can’t swim in this one), an old cave dating back to hundreds of years ago, the fish tree, and stone tree. What is really cool is all of the trails are made by the members themselves, and they are spectacular. I have always wanted to hike naked, being one with nature, but always feared of being arrested in a state park, Dyerwoods finally gave me this opportunity. There are also benched all over the trail, so you could pick your favorite spot, to read or just to breath and take it all in. After the hike I was exhausted that the first thing I did was go off the water slide into that pond (note to learn forward or you would hit your head). Then more bonding with other members and guests. I never felt so comfortable meeting people for the first time, without any judgment. I ended my day by playing another game of Frisbee, with Frank and one of the other members’ sons. It was a cool feeling of three different generations just getting along in a friendly game. Something that is hard to get in the textile world. And all though there was only one family there that day on the grounds (there is a playground for the young ones), I would recommended Dyerwoods to any family, individuals, or couple who wants to try naturism or who are already naturist over the other campgrounds in the area. Even if you spend your visit in solitude after your first visit you will truly feel like you are part of a community.