What it’s really like at Two Creeks, a clothing-optional campground
JUNE 17, 2017 10:01PM
THE lump in my stomach grew as my boyfriend and I cruised down the highway into a land with few houses, filled with trees upon trees. The road turned to gravel.
“Five minutes away,” he said in an uneven tone. “If we hate it we’ll leave.”
“Oh god, what have we gotten ourselves into?” I replied.
We were heading to Two Creeks, a clothing optional campground in northern Minnesota.
We were neither nudists nor swingers, gays nor lesbians nor trans, the demographics the campground catered to. Despite my love of being naked when I please, you could say I was uneasy to say the least.
She decided to ditch her clothes for a weekend at the clothing-optional property.
We were greeted by the owner at the front gate, ready but terrified for our tour of the immense 40-hectare property. It was divided into sections. The main areas were “Alaska”, the deserted area far from anyone on this slow weekend; the self-proclaimed “Homo Heights” section, with the name which says it all; and the “City”, where the residents tended to live.
We decided we would hide away in our tiny tent in “Alaska” just in case everything freaked us out and we just wanted to camp out in the beautiful trees.
That decision didn’t last long.
The tour progressed and every person we passed met us with big smiles and invites to their pools, hot tubs, dinners. Whether naked or clothed, every person offered a bright smile, excited for newcomers, albeit the youngest ones there.
Having only snacks on us and an intrigue to see what the campground was like, we headed over to another area, so-called “Misfit Island”, for dinner. Many people had beautiful campers that they built decks onto, along with swimming pools, hot tubs, and amazing hangout areas. There was even a hall for dances for the busier weekends, whether an organised event was planned or the residents decided to open it up themselves.