FAQs For Visitors


  • Nudist, or clothing optional? Forty Acre Club is a nudist or naturist resort adhering to the traditional principles of nudism or naturism, which advocate nudity as a communal norm. See “Standards of Behavior” for details.
  • Why nudity? Reasons range from the philosophical to the simple pleasure of swimming and sunning without the encumbrance of useless clothing. For more, see naturism page.
  • Is my interest unusual? No. A 2015 Roper poll revealed that 35% of U.S. adults have engaged in skinny-dipping or nude sunbathing, while 65% do not object to nude recreation at accepted locations.  See complete 2015 poll including comparisons with earlier polls in 1983, 2000 and 2006.
  • Do I have to strip as soon as I arrive? We are a nudist resort & community: Nudity is encouraged throughout Forty Acre Club grounds, weather permitting.
  • What happens when I show up at your gate? A government-issued photo ID is required, like a state driver’s license or equivalent. You’ll be given a free guided tour. If we’re sympatico, you may stay upon payment of our daily resort fees.
  • Do I have to be a card-carrying nudist? Not for your first visit. However, membership in AANR is required for a regular club membership.
  • Is it safe? Forty Acre Club is a gated facility.  We are a family-friendly community. Visitors exhibiting inappropriate behavior will be asked to leave.
  • Can I bring my pet? Pets on leash welcome.  Pets are not allowed in common buildings or pool area. You must clean up after your pet.
Forty Acre Club

Telephone: (636) 629-0050
104 Ridge Acres Loop Rd.
Lonedell, Missouri 63060United States

Feel The Freedom of American Nudism


The Forty Acre Club, nicknamed “America’s Gateway Family Nudist Club” for its proximity to the famous Gateway Arch, is a friendly club for couples and families located on 80 acres of Missouri woodlands approximately 45 miles southwest of St. Louis