Having moved from a house with a pool to a new home without one, I finally decided to make the 1 hour trip from Tulsa to see if Oaklake would be a worthwhile replacement. I had known about the park for a few years and had been acclimated to social nudity while living in Europe (nude beaches, spas, and parks), so the nude part was really an afterthought to me, but I never had a reason to visit since I always had my own private pool. I didn’t want to drive all the way from Tulsa just to be let down by any number of annoyances (unclean facilities, unclean pools, unfriendly people, inappropriate behavior, etc.). I’m so glad I took the chance because all of my concerns were completely unfounded.
What it is: Oaklake Trails in Depew Oklahoma is a very clean, very well maintained campground “resort” community with miles of hiking trails, two pools, a very affordable and yummy cafe, a huge very nice hot tub, tent camping spaces, RV spaces, basic cabins, indoor and outdoor pickleball courts, a small chapel, and a large clubhouse with billiards, shuffleboard, etc. There are LOTS of activities offered for visitors and members like parties, dances, team sports, games, mixers, wellness events, holiday events, etc. There are also LOTS of full and part time residents who live at the park in a mixture of well maintained RVs, mobile homes, and full size site-built homes (I think there are something like 70+ site-built structures on the property). It is a lot bigger than I was expecting.
You’ll find that though the grounds and finishes are much more on the basic and simple side than “luxury,” they are still FAR cleaner than the “resort pools” at the big casinos and even the best hotels in the state. The pools are sparkling clean. I’m talking immaculate, crystal clear, heated pools that you’ll never find any debris, hair, bandaids, or anything else disgusting in.
I think it is because people who are nude are NOT rude, but ENTIRELY the opposite. Nudists are hyper aware of their hygiene, behavior, and manners, and Oaklake truly stands out in this regard. At the end of the day, it’s ALWAYS people who ruin these types of shared amenities: loud drunk rude people, people who let their 15 screaming kids run around completely unsupervised, dirty people who throw their trash everywhere, etc. I have been to Oaklake dozens of times now and I’ve NEVER witnessed anything like these examples. Ever. The hybrid model that blends stakeholder/residents, full members, and visitors creates this atmosphere of respect and pride that you will simply never find in any other type of campground resort.
I’ve been a full time member for 2 years now, and even with travel time from Tulsa I’m saving tons of time and over $3000 per year when accounting for what I was spending just to maintain my own private pool. And now I get 2 pools, a hot tub, fantastic hiking trails, and dozens of new friends from all walks of life for just $40 a month and an easy commute. Best money I’ve ever spent.
If you don’t want to socialize you absolutely don’t have to—there are lots of visitors who totally keep to themselves and do their own thing. If you like to socialize you’ll be excited to know Oaklake IS a melting pot and you will meet people of all genders, ages, ethnicities, orientations, family structures, religions, political ideologies, income levels, education levels, and backgrounds. If you are completely new to non-sexual social nudity, you’ll find that being nude with other well-behaved respectful humans is very disarming and equalizing, and you’ll learn you often have far more in common with people than you may think. If you suffer from social anxiety but yearn to be included you will find it difficult to resist the friendly, fun, and caring atmosphere created by the people who make up Oaklake, and will probably end up having a blast, just like me!
1. A Cheeky Santa Shower Curtain
Kitschy and cute, this polyester fabric Nude Santa shower curtain will bring festive nudism to any shower, or make the perfect photo backdrop for your nude Christmas party! One reviewer even used it as an outdoor wall decoration, and I bet Santa loved it.
2. A German Blown Glass Nude Santa Ornament
It is no secret that Germans are big into nudism AND Christmas so this little nudie Santa ornament just makes perfect sense. I know your tree wants one.
3. Nudist Couple Decal
Available in multiple sizes from 6" to a whopping 20" tall, you can declare your nudist pride loudly to all the world. 100% Made In America!
4. Nudist Plant Pot Ramblers
Delight your friends and plants with these adorable Nudist Plant Pot Ramblers. What is a Rambler you ask? One of these things apparently!
5. Naked Hand Towels
While others may employ these strictly in the bathroom, nudists know these hand towels will work great in ANY room!
6. Nudist Marriage Advice Sign
If you're into sign decor--I am not--but if you are, then I approve of this one to spruce up your loving nudist abode!
7. Christmas Dicks Adult Coloring Book
Colorize this adorable little Christmas tallywhacker as he dances, prances, and skate boards through sugary snow-filled holiday scenes.
8. Boobs Adult Coloring Book
Christmas will definitely not be a BUST if you find this artistic masterpiece in your stocking! Thank you Santa!
9. Nudist Bath Mats
These are VERY popular and there are dozens of variations on Amazon, but like our hand towels these don't have to just be relegated to the true nudist's bathroom. Put them everywhere!
10. Derriere Art Print
This whimsical print features 30 diverse bums to liven up any nudist's bare walls. Keep it cute, keep it clASSy.
11. Gnude Gnomes
Personally I'd spray paint these with a single metallic jewel tone to give them a Jeff Koon's ballon dog aesthetic, but you do you.
12. The Bare Reality Books by Laura Dodsworth
Womanhood: The Bare Reality For the first time, 100 brave and beautiful women reveal their bodies and stories on their own terms, talking about how they feel about pleasure, sex, pain, trauma, birth, motherhood, menstruation, menopause, gender, sexuality and simply being a woman.
Manhood: The Bare Reality 100 men from all walks of life share honest reflections about their bodies, sexuality, relationships, fatherhood, work and health in this pioneering and unique book.
13. Nudist Notebooks
Keep track of all your nudist resort adventures in these chic and handy notebooks!
14. Butts: A Backstory by Heather Radke
Per the Amazon review: "Part deep dive reportage, part personal journey, part cabinet of curiosities, Butts is an entertaining, illuminating, and thoughtful examination of why certain silhouettes come in and out of fashion—and how larger ideas about race, control, liberation, and power affect our most private feelings about ourselves and others."
15. Ceramic Silhouette Vases
And finally, no fashionable nudist home is complete without at least one of these lovely nude ceramic vases.
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