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State Parks

The Naturist Action Committee is focusing on naturist issues involving State Parks in California.

Federal Units located in California

    Angeles National Forest
    In 2006, a nude hiker in Angeles National Forest was cited by Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies under Section 314.1 of the California Penal Code, which is the state's indecent exposure law. California attorney Allen Baylis, who is a director of the Naturist Action Committee, challenged the citation in a strongly worded letter to the L.A. County Sheriff. The Sheriff's Department issued a letter in response, confirming that "simply hiking in the forest, in the nude, is not a violation of the law."

    Click here for a copy of the L.A. County Sheriff's letter. [PDF format 881K]

Local Beaches

    Bates Beach
    The Naturist Action Committee vigorously supports the local efforts of the Southern California Naturist Association to reclaim portions of Bates Beach in Santa Barbara County as a clothing-optional site. Bates has a long history and tradition of nude use that was abruptly terminated in the 1990's. It's important that naturist citizens be allowed to enjoy a portion of the the public beach.

Local Ordinances

State Legislature

The California legislature meets from January 4, 2010 through Novemeber 30, 2010. Bills from 2009 DO carry over to the 2010 session. Prefiling of bills is not available.

The NAC board member responsible for California is Allen Baylis.

View the state laws for California.

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