A sign near Creek Beach on the east shore of Lake Tahoe alerts visitors that the beach is clothing optional.Benjamin Spillman
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ArtiLake Tahoe public nudity crackdown throws wet blanket on clothing-optional beaches

People who want to celebrate their freedom on Independence Day sunning at Lake Tahoe are going to need to wear some clothes.

That’s according to law enforcement officials on the Nevada side of the lake who are cracking down on public nudity at longtime clothing-optional beaches.

The warning comes in advance of the Fourth of July, one of the biggest days of the year for Tahoe beachgoers, clothed and unclothed alike.

Beachgoers at Creek Beach, a clothing optional beach on Lake Tahoe's east shore. Shown on July 1, 2019.
Beachgoers at Creek Beach, a clothing optional beach on Lake Tahoe’s east shore. Shown on July 1, 2019. Benjamin Spillman

The prospect of a police crackdown on nudity is worrying for people who like to wear minimal to no clothing in order to maximize their Tahoe summer experience.

“It is scary, people are frightened,” said Guy Dannehl, president of Tahoe Area Naturists, following a weekend confrontation with Washoe County Sheriff’s Office deputies at Creek Beach, a longtime clothing-optional beach on the east shore.

The confrontation occurred Saturday afternoon and a beachgoer recorded a portion of it with a smartphone and posted it on Facebook.

Although the beach is on U.S. Forest Service land within the boundary of Carson City, law enforcement agencies around the lake have agreements to enforce laws across jurisdictional boundaries.

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Source: Reno Gazette Journal

Original publication Jul 2, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 10th July 2019

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