Bare Bears

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With their penchant for relaxed, casual living, it’s no surprise that many “bears” enjoy the naturist lifestyle. There is a strong following of bears at NakedFest and The GNI Gathering and other events, and several local men’s naturist clubs have a particular outreach to bears.

If you are looking to hang out nude with bears in the area where you live or plan to travel, please contact the local club directly, and let them know that GNI referred you!
Note: Clubs marked with their own logo or a gay naturist emblem (Gay naturist emblem) are affiliated with GNI.

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Bears at the GNI Gathering
  • 20th Annual GNI Bare Bears Pool Party — Friday, August 25, 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm at the Upper Pool (or Gym in case of rain). Segues into daily Social Hour, 5:00 p.m. – 6-ish p.m., in same location.

  • Annual Mr. Bare Bear Contest — Friday, August 26, 3:00 p.m. – 3:15 pm at the Upper Pool during the Bare Bears Pool Party. Contestants may sign up in advance at Gathering check-in, at information table on resort office porch, or just before contest.