Naturist Club Review: Steph’s Pond Nudist Resort In Upstate NY

| May 3, 2013 | 4 Comments

Steph’s Pond: A Rustic Nudist Park and Naturist Club Campground in Upstate New York

Guest blog by: Paulette LaRoche

About Steph’s Pond Naturist Club:

Steph’s Pond Nudist Nude Campground and Naturist Club – Not far from Lake Ontario, in a little town called Williamson in upstate New York, there is a place you could drive by every single day without ever knowing it’s a nudist park or a nude campground. You just have to know it’s there.

Getting to Steph’s Pond Nudist Park and Nude Campground In Upstate NY

Steph’s Pond naturist club is a family friendly nudist park and nude campground. It just opened for the 2013 season on May 1st and is only marked by 4 numbers on a post at the end of the driveway.

Drive a minute or so down the dirt path through the wooded land, and you’ll arrive at a house at which you must check in. A security camera halfway down the driveway tips them off to approaching guests, and more often than not, at least one of the hosts will greet you outside.

Steph’s Pond Nudist Park Rates and General Info:

Gary and Judy reside in this house, and about 40 years ago, the 65 acres of land were turned into a campground for naked nature-lovers of all ages to enjoy as well. Families ($30), couples ($30), and some singles ($20) may enjoy a day of being naked in the sun at this carry-in, carry-out park in the woods. Go for the day, stay for the weekend, or rent a place if you just want to hang out even longer.

There are small cabins, campers, and areas available for tents. I can’t particularly describe the lodging options since I never stayed overnight, but I have heard there is no electric, so be sure to ask about this before visiting. Also flashlights and lamps are always good to have in the car.

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Steph’s Pond Nudist Naturist Club in Upstate NY

The Grounds, Facilities and Nude Campground Activities at Steph’s Pond Naturist Club in New York

As far as showers and bathrooms, there is an outdoor shower, as well as an outhouse, not very far from Gary and Judy’s house. The outdoor shower has an assortment of shampoos, conditioners, soaps, etc, or you can bring your own. The outhouse…where do I start? I have personally never seen an outhouse with leg room! Or style. Or comfort.

Really, this is the most impressive outhouse I’ve ever seen. It’s enclosed, but still with the ground as the floor; decorated; slightly curved in shape. And the toilet actually flushes, but not like the ones in basically every home. There is a pedal under the bowl. The whole thing is really something that must be seen to be appreciated.

Hikers will enjoy the beautiful scenery, peace, and exercise offered up by the trails. Just keep track of your direction; I managed to get lost once or twice. Is wandering through the woods not your cup of tea?

Gather your friends and play some volleyball with the net they have set up in the sun! For those who might rather play a game that allows them to hold a beer in one hand the whole time, there is also a nearby horseshoe pit.

Getting hungry? Take a break from the games for a snack. There are picnic tables available, or you can find a clearing and have a good old-fashioned blanket-style picnic! But make sure to bring in your own food, as there is no restaurant on the grounds.

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nude sunbathing at steph’s pond naturist club in upstate NY

On to my absolute favorite way to relax, and the reason for the name of the park: The POND! Use a nice long stick to push the raft out to the middle of the 2.5 acre pond, kick back, and watch the clouds. Or scope out the wildlife!

Birds, fish, turtles, whatever else might be enjoying the pond with you. See and hear nothing but nature (and Judy & Gary’s house!) When the sun gets too hot, there is one particular area of the pond that is perfect for taking a dip. Try not to keep still for too long, however, as the fish seem to really enjoy nipping at toes!

Judy also loves flowers, and shows it by adorning the park with a breathtaking assortment of them throughout the grounds. The new Steph’s Pond website ( ) has pictures of some of what you’ll be able to see when you visit!

Visiting Steph’s Pond Naturist Club

You may have noticed that their website says “invitation only,” which means any interested parties visiting for the first time should call ahead and tell Judy or Gary that you plan on stopping by. Also tell them how you found out about their place! This is especially important for singles.

I’m sure they want to know that people are visiting with nothing but good intentions. Ask for a brief tour when you get there; they will be more than happy to help you find your way around and answer any questions you may have. Judy is the bubbly brunette with the ever-beaming smile, and Gary is a kind and friendly man.

I hope to see you all Steph’s Pond Naturist Club after May 1st!

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  • Polesitter54

    About 12 years ago, I talked my then girlfriend into going to Stephs since she loved to be naked anyway, but had never been to a nudist facility. We went there and met Gary and Judy, and they were so nice and I told him she was uneasy about being out in the open naked, so he took us to a secluded little spot there and walked away and let us work on getting an all over tan. About an hour later, he came back to see how we were doing, she got startled about him seeing her naked, and I just said not to worry, it was all right, He was so nice and she got real comfortable, and within a short time, we walked around the rest of the camp, fully naked, met some nice people, and from there it was so easy. She got hooked! We went back there many times and she loved it and she was very comfortable. Unfortunately we are not together anymore, but I still go there and have a season pass and absolutely love it. Poor Gary passed away in 2014, and he is sorely, missed but Judy continues on and she is a sweetheart, and I will continue to go there as much as possible. The people that go there are friendly beyond belief. If you want a nice relaxing day with great people and plenty of room, and to be treated sensationally by Judy and the people that go there, and just be open and free, then go there! You will be welcome with open arms. Can’t wait to go back there and get a nice deep, dark tan and see the people again. Now I just wish i could find another woman to go with me! Trust me, you will love it!

  • slessour

    btw, that ‘first’ experience was over 35 years ago!

  • slessour

    Steph’s Pond is where I had my very first nude/naturist experience. When I met my wife and encouraged her to explore nudism, we drove the now, six hours to get there, so she could have her first experience there too. Steph’s pond is a diamond in the rough. Judy and Gary are probably the two most wonderful people that one could wish for as hosts.

  • SteveYnaNY

    Stephs’s Pond was one of the inspirations behind Susanne and my decision to get involved and start an YNA Upstate NY.  In fact that is one of the locations that we would eventually like to visit with an emerging group of Upstate YNAers.  It is also a wonderful place for first time nudies who may be a little shy and looking for a laid back, super relaxed location to try naturism for the first time.  Its a wonder ful place!