Nudity Isn't Illegal in National Parks, But Don't Do Anything Weird

Nudity Isn't Illegal in National Parks, But Don't Do Anything Weird

There's actually no federal regulation against it in national parks, but some states prohibit public nudity, so don't assume you are safe to strip down because you're in a national park. AdvertisementAdvertisementNot Much Federal ProhibitionFederal law pretty stubbornly ignores the issue of public nudity in national parks, with the one exception: Cape Cod National Seashore, where you must keep genitals completely covered, always. \"There's actually no federal regulation that prohibits nudity in national parks,\" says Gray. But there are different jurisdictions within the National Park Service — some parks are run exclusively under federal jurisdiction, while others are concurrent jurisdiction.\" But although it seems there might be a cultural bias against public nudity in the natural splendor of national parks, there is actually a very deep tradition of baring it all in national parks that continues to this day.

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