springs have been clothing optional. It has been the US Forest Service
accepted practice that nudity is tolerated within the Deep Creek
drainage. However, other agencies like Bureau of Land Management or the
San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department could try to enforce State
anti-nudity ordinances on Federal land, but there have been no recent
cases where this has occurred. It is recommended that if possible you
dress before encountering such officials, and definitely upon their
Some people like to hike the trails
nude. However, you should remember that many people in today’s society
are not accustomed to public nudity and therefore you should try not to
offend other people. Keep your shorts or other clothing handy. To
wander nude into clothing compulsive territory may offend many, and
undermine our objectives. Please help by respecting their rights, as we
would like them to respect our right to be nude in established clothing
optional areas. Transgressions may lead to complaints and us losing
this right. The hot springs you save by respecting these standards may
be your own.
Remember that clothing optional is not
a pretext for overt sexual activity.
Nude is not lewd but combined with sex, it undermines our image and
could cost us our freedom and enjoyment of the hot springs. We firmly
believe that the springs are a healthy environment for your children and
grandchildren. Please help us keep it that way.