I caught the following article in my news feed this morning: What Ever Happened to Milwaukee’s Nude Beach?
That beach existed well before my time, but it is an example of the things that ruin a public nude beach; namely, poor behavior. Unfortunately we saw similar behavior (to what extent is up for debate) leading to the closing of Mazo Beach north of Madison.
As much as I’d love to see the return of public nude beaches, I’ve found that I strongly prefer AANR sanctioned clubs. The day fees seem to keep out the “looky-loos” and I’ve never run into any unsavory characters at AANR clubs.
Still, the more naturist options the better and I wish there was a group in Southeast Wisconsin in charge of nude swims and education similar to those in other Midwest states.