Michigan has once again made it on the top ten list of America's Best Skinny Dipping locations. My Dating Advisor commissioned the study, that broke down not only the top naked plunge sites in the USA, but in the world. The same Michigan city that is ranked number 3 in America and number 31 in the world.

My Dating Advisor asked the burning questions (hopefully not sunburns) that make a skinny dipping locale the best:

  • Is it safe?
  • What's the weather like on average?
  • How much does a hotel cost in the area?
  • Is the beach itself high quality?

With these factors in mind, the Mitten States own Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park was named the 3rd spot sans clothing bathing spot in America. This surprised me for a number of reasons. First and foremost this is not an actual nude beach, and according to Michigan Penal Code skinny dipping qualifies as indecent exposure which is against the law. It could cost you as much as $1,000 in fines and you could even serve jail time. So like anything against the law, it's only illegal when you get caught, which brings me to:

Drew Dizzy Graham on Unsplash
Drew Dizzy Graham on Unsplash

This is a state park! There has to be a lot of people taking in nature who may have inadvertently gotten a little more nature than they bargained for. I realize skinny dipping isn't for the shy, but maybe it's the fear of getting caught that makes it so thrilling.

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The biggest reason I find it surprising that Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park is a 3 spot for skinny dipping in the US is:

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Gary Meulemans on Unsplash


55 degrees. That is, on average, the warmest Lake Superior gets. 55 degrees.


As a bonus reason if someone were to ask you a question that included the words "porcupine" and "skinny dip" your immediate answer should be no. Simply no.

If you are wondering where you can strip down and go for a dip, here are the top 10 best places in the United States to swim naked according to My Dating Advisor, just be sure to check if it is in fact a nude beach or you'll be breaking the law.

  1. Washougal River, Washington
  2. Mazo Beach, Wisconsin
  3. Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Michigan
  4. Black's Beach, California
  5. Little Beach, Hawaii
  6. Hippie Hollow, Texas
  7. Strawberry Hot Springs, Colorado
  8. Haulover Beach, Florida
  9. The Bagby Hot Springs, Oregon
  10. Frenchman's Hole, Maine

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