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Bluebonnet Naturist Resort - Alvord, TX

Bluebonnet Naturist Resort, a landed nudist club, is nestled on 66 acres in the scenic rolling hills of Wise County Texas, just a 45-minute drive north of the heart of the Fort Worth metropolitan area and less than an hour from DFW International Airport. Beautiful, mature oak trees dot the landscape creating a park-like setting.

The facilities are laid out to enhance the scenic beauty of the property. Abundant sunshine, gentle breezes and legendary Texas hospitality combine to afford members and guests a welcome break from the traffic jams and everyday stresses of life in the fast-paced Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

Bluebonnet is a place where you are truly welcome to come as you are. The resort is a family-friendly sanctuary offering an atmosphere geared to total relaxation. You can top off your tan by basking in the sun on the spacious pool deck or relax in the shade of the magnificent oak trees. In this setting of natural north Texas beauty and tranquility you will find it as easy to discard the stress and cares of the everyday world along with your clothes.

Crystal clear pools, a hot tub and sauna are but a few of the amenities offered by Bluebonnet. It is a great place to unwind and socialize with other friendly folks who enjoy nude recreation and living the nudist lifestyle.

Getting there

About an hour and 15 minute drive (71 miles) from downtown Dallas, Bluebonnet is easily accessible from anywhere in DFW. From the junction of I35 W and US-81 N/US-287 N, drive 20.5 miles north on US-81 N/US-287 N towards Decatur. About 6 miles north of Decatur, turn left onto County Road 1180 and continue about 1.4 miles to the resort entrance which is on the left. For the safety and security of members and guests the resort is gated and controlled-access. There is a call box at the gate to make contact with the office staff. The office is located just inside the gate on the right.

The physical address is 699 County Road 1180, Alvord, TX 76225 but Bluebonnet is located about midway between Decatur and Alvord. It's about 6 miles north of Decatur on US-81 N/US-287 N to the intersection with County Road 1180.

When arriving at the resort, stop by the office to register. The office is staffed from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Plan to arrive during those hours. If it is your first visit, a member of the friendly staff will provide you with a brief tour of the facilities to get you oriented and to show you to your accommodations if you are staying overnight.

All visits to Bluebonnet require prior arrangements and any overnight stay must be reserved in advance, so call ahead before visiting so that they will know to expect you.

When to go

The summer months, May-September comprises the peak outdoor nude recreation season in north Texas but Bluebonnet Naturist Resort is open year round. With monthly average high temperatures of 84 degrees F and monthly average lows of 42 degrees F in the area, there are plenty of off-peak days suitable for enjoying the outdoors at Bluebonnet. During the cooler months and during inclement weather, the resort boasts a spacious, climate controlled clubhouse for indoor activities.

Facilities

Bluebonnet Resort has two full-size in ground solar heated pools. Both pools are surrounded by open sun decks with shaded areas available. Adjacent to the pool area is the Club House where members and guests can enjoy billiards, ping pong, air hockey or watch television. Wi-Fi is also available at the resort.

Activities

Bluebonnet Resort schedules many themed parties and events throughout the year. Dancing and pot luck dinners are hosted on Saturday evenings most weekends. More members and guests are on hand on weekends which makes weekend visits the best bet for those looking to socialize with other nude-minded folks.

Food and drink

As mentioned pot luck dinners are regular weekend fare at the resort and you are welcome to prepare and bring a dish to share among other members and guests. On some special event weekends, breakfast is served.

You can bring food and beverages with you for your visit or you can stop by the Walmart Super Center or one of several other grocery stores and convenience stores in Decatur to stock up on food, beverages and snacks.

The club house features a spacious, fully-equipped kitchen that members and guests are welcome to use to prepare meals. Alcoholic beverages are permitted on a B.Y.O.B. basis but members and guests are expected to drink in moderation.

The outdoors

Beyond skinny dipping and sunbathing Bluebonnet offers a host of other outdoor activities with facilities like a sand pit volleyball court, tennis court, horse shoes pit, shuffleboard deck, Petanque court and more. There are also nature trails available for leisurely strolls and plenty of room to run for active guests who run or jog. In fact every fall for more than 20 years the resort has hosted the "Bare as you Dare" clothing-optional cross-country 5K run. During the summer months there are water volleyball tournaments for those who enjoy a little healthy competition.

Affiliations

Bluebonnet Naturist Resort is affiliated with the American Association for Nude Recreation, Southwestern Region. The club is listed on the association's website.

Membership

The resort offers annual memberships for singles, couples and families. Bluebonnet annual membership includes membership with the American Association for Nude Recreation.

Non-member singles, couples and families are welcome to visit the resort as guests. The resort is single-friendly and there is no quota policy for single males making Bluebonnet a good option for single male nudists/naturists who may face quota policies when trying to join or visit an area non-landed club.

Out of town guests are also welcome, making Bluebonnet a lodging option for nude-minded folks visiting or traveling through the area.

Dues and fees

Bluebonnet does not publish annual membership prices on the website. Those interested in membership should contact the resort directly to inquire about pricing.

Regular day fees for non-member guests are $35 for singles and $40 for couples or families. Rates are discounted for those holding membership in the American Association for Nude Recreation or The Naturist Society, $25 for singles and $30 for couples and families, plus sales tax.

At last report, the resort accepted cash, check and credit or debit cards for fee payment but you can inquire about available payment options when you call for a reservation. Per the website, rates are subject to change without notice.

Accommodations

For those wishing to stay overnight, for a weekend or longer, Bluebonnet offers tent camping sites, rental cabins and full hookup RV sites. Check the Fees page on the resort website for the PDF listing to compare current rental prices for the available types of accommodations. You will also find there a coupon for discounted day fees for first time visitors to Bluebonnet. Cost of lodging is in addition to day fees charged on a per day basis.

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As an American Association for Nude Recreation affiliated club, Bluebonnet Naturist Resort adheres to the AANR Principles and Standards. You can expect an atmosphere of wholesome, non-sexual, family-friendly social nudity.

AANR principles and standards require a commitment to fostering a wholesome, nurturing environment that promotes body acceptance and respect for all persons recognizing the essential wholesomeness of the human body and that life is enhanced by the naturalness of social nudity. AANR affiliated clubs welcome all that are willing to conform to the association's principles and standards; regardless of age, gender, marital status, religious beliefs, ethnic origin or sexual orientation.

AANR clubs reject any attempt to associate the good name and reputation of family social nudism with the sexual exploitation of the human body or the use of the terms nudist, nudism or family social nudism as a cover for sexually-exploitive purposes, commercial or otherwise.

The nudity policy at Bluebonnet Resort is clothing optional for women and children and clothes free for adult men (mandatory nude). The swimming pools, hot tub and sauna are always nude only.

Bare essentials

  • Observe all resort rules and safety regulations,
  • Respect yourself and others by following appropriate rules of conduct; be polite, no gawking, no overt sexual activity or sexual advances, no obscene or vulgar language, always carry a towel with you to sit on,
  • Tobacco use is permitted in designated areas only,
  • Consume alcoholic beverages responsibly,
  • Dispose of litter in receptacles provided,
  • To protect the privacy of members and guests, all photography on the grounds of the resort is prohibited,
  • Per the website, pets are allowed "in your trailer or on leash when being walked in designated areas." It is recommended that those planning to bring a pet contact the resort directly to clarify pet policies.

Contact information

Contact person(s): Edy Moss, Lourdes

Telephone: 940-627-2313; Fax 940-627-6284

Email: bluebonnet@pobox.com

Website: bluebonnetnudistpark.com

Social media: Twitter @bluebonnetpark

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