In Germany, it’s called FreiKörperKultur (free body culture). In the USA, it’s most familiar as nudism. In the rest of the world, it’s most often known as naturism.

We believe that the human body is intrinsically noble, and that accepting yourself and others as they are under the mask of clothing can be a liberating and even spiritually uplifting experience.

Naturists come in all shapes and sizes, so the fear of many that they need to have a ‘perfect’ physique is misplaced.

Social nudity is today widely accepted at many beaches, resorts and spas around the world. In the USA, it is practiced at hundreds of resorts, as well as at accepted clothing-optional beaches such as Haulover Beach in South Florida and Wreck Beach in Vancouver.

Most naturists will tell you that the feeling of freedom is something that needs to be experienced to be truly appreciated.

Isn’t it time to see for yourself and check if off your bucket list?

For more specific information on our policies, and what you may expect on your first visit to our resort, please see the FAQs page.



“What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin more beautiful than the garment with which it is clothed?”

̶ Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti  


“The human body can remain nude and uncovered and preserve intact its splendor and its beauty… Nakedness as such is not to be equated with physical shamelessness… Immodesty is present only when nakedness plays a negative role with regard to the value of the person…The human body is not in itself shameful… Shamelessness (just like shame and modesty) is a function of the interior of a person.”

– Karol Cardinal Woytyla (Pope John Paul II), Love & Responsibility, 1981.

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