AANR and Public Lands

Federal land and water management agencies have announced their fee-free days for 2016!  The National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service will have no entrance fees on a combined 36 days, offering all Americans the opportunity to enjoy healthy, active outdoor fun on their public lands and waters.  Most of the days are linked to special holidays and events and there are often special offers by agency partners.  For more information, go to the websites for the individual agencies.  


The 2016 fee-free days are:

National Park Service:

April 16-24 (National Park Week)

August 25-28 (National Park Service Birthday)

September 24 (National Public Lands Day)

November 11 (Veterans Day)

Web address:  http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.

Bureau of Land Management:

September 24 (National Public Lands Day)

November 11 (Veterans Day) 

Web address: http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en.html  

U.S. Forest Service:

June 11 (National Get Outdoors Day),

September 24 (National Public Lands Day),

November 11 (Veterans Day).  

Web address:  www.fs.fed.us

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service:

September 24 (National Public Lands Day)

October 9 (First Sunday of National Wildlife Refuge Week)

November 11-13 (Veterans Day Weekend)

Web address:  http://www.fws.gov/news/ShowNews.cfm?ref=national-wildlife-refuges-announce-fee-free-days-for-2016-&_ID=35392

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: 

September 24 (National Public Lands Day)

November 11 (Veterans Day)

Web address:  http://corpslakes.usace.army.mil/visitors/visitors.cfm


AANR has a strong commitment to fostering nudity in appropriate settings on public lands. AANR’s work includes proactive fundraising and volunteer projects as well as asserting nudists’ rights where needed. Please watch this page for events, activities and volunteer opportunities in your region.

Below are a few of the beach cleanup and education initiatives AANR has undertaken in the past:

Education Initiative in Oregon

Public officials are educated about nude recreation at Rooster Rock State Park in Oregon.

Cape Cod Yearly Beach Cleanup

Cape Cod National Seashore staffers have repeatedly expressed their belief that there is room for a clothing-optional zone on the 40+ miles of shore in Massachusetts. However, their hands are tied by a regulation dating to the mid-1970s. A volunteer cleanup is held every year because volunteers think that regulation at least deserves a second look. The event is sponsored by AANR, AANR-East, Sunchasers Travel Club, Sandy Terraces, Bare Bottom Beach Club, and all who love the Cape Cod Beaches.

Assateague Beach Cleanup a Huge Success

The weather was great, people turned out, and those advocating for a clothing-optional beach in Maryland made a significant impression on park service staff as they cleaned a large section within the state park.

AANR-West Bonny Doon Cleanup

This clean-up at Bonny Doon beach, a white sand beach in Santa Cruz County, California. Nudists frequently visit the north side of this prestigious beach. The Bay Area Naturists (BAN), a TNS-affiliated, environmentally focused group, has led the Annual Coastal Cleanup Day at Bonny Doon every September since 1988.