Prairie Haven Nudist Park
A Review of Prairie Haven Nudist Park by YNA Kansas City
Being new to naturism, we found it quite pleasing to realize that there were indeed a few naturist resorts within a couple of hours from us here in Kansas City.
The first place we visited was Prairie Haven Nudist Park (PH) a small, 32-acre community located in Scranton, Kansas. It’s just south of Topeka and about an hour and a half from Kansas City, Missouri. After finding it by performing an Internet search for nude campgrounds (which is initially how we stumbled upon naturism), we quickly decided that it was worth the hour and a half trip to visit. We met a young couple, nudists by their telling, who had been to PH on numerous occasions and were willing to visit with us and show us around. This, later, would inevitably make us much more comfortable in our own skin.
We intended to camp for the night (although they offered cabin rentals) and so, packed our tent, air mattress, etc. and, of course, our sitting towels. Sunscreen was a must and as avid campers, we included bug spray and warm clothing, just in case. When we arrived, the large privacy gate was beginning to close and so we shot up to it to reset the opening phase. Pulling through the gate, we were met by views of recreational vehicles, gravel “roads” and shade trees. As we drove the short way to the office, there was not a soul in sight. Our new friends had led us there, so we parked behind them in a shady spot. We headed into the office to register and were greeted by an older woman who couldn’t have been nicer. The registration was quick and simple, and the fees were rather inexpensive. After registration, we were invited to take a tour of the grounds, but decided to set up our camp area first. An older gentleman, husband of the aforementioned office doll, led us to the camp site which was to be ours for the night. Post parking our vehicle, I immediately stripped to my birthday suit to enjoy the warm shining sun. My better half was a bit shyer. We were placed beside another couple in a pop up camper. This was also their first visit! While setting up, we engaged in genuine conversation with our new neighbors and another couple just two “doors” down. During conversation, my lady became almost immediately comfortable and joined in our new freedom.
Our friends, who had been there before, reappeared (both displaying their sense of freedom) about the time we finished setting up camp. We grabbed a few beers and solo cups, (they do not allow glass in the pool area) and headed for the sun deck. It was more than I expected. The deck was large in comparison to the pool. There were chairs and lounges and they had a hot tub as well. Umbrellas and a shady sitting area gave the impression of sunny afternoon parties. We were greeted by many folks, men and women alike. It was when we sat on lounge chairs and were enjoying the sun with our friends, that we realized how free, uninhibited, unrestricted and comfortable we felt, just being in our own skin. I must say that it was one of the most peaceful and enjoyable times I have ever had. I’ve always known that I enjoyed being nude. I just don’t think I realized how great it could be in a social setting. It was during this trip that I learned that nudists, naturists and nudies alike, care nothing about what your bank account says, what you drive, where you live and, indeed, what type of clothes you wear. We are all the same. Nudity is, above all else, the great equalizer.
I cannot say for sure, but had it not been to Prairie Haven that we ventured first, we might not have actively joined our newly loved way of life.
The people were pleasant and friendly, engaging even. The grounds were well kept and while you may get a sense of “trailer park,” it actually felt quite homey and comfortable. My lady and I would certainly and highly recommend a visit to Prairie Haven if you happen to be in the area. And if you’re not in the area, make the drive. A few hours of driving is well worth a few days of nakation!