Long Island, New York • 16 contributions • 44 helpful votes
Review from Jan 1, 2024
A charming nudist club and campground in upstate NYWith the recent loss of Juniper Woods and other nude spots in and around "upstate" New York, Full Tan Sun Club stands out as one of the few remaining options in the region. We only visited for a day during September (toward the end of the summer season) when the resort was winding down for the year, but owner/manager Kerrianne couldn't have been more accommodating and charming. She was extremely gracious and embodies everything good about Full Tan. It is not a massive property, but comfortably accommodates residents, transient overnight guests, and day visitors alike. There is a centralized social area as well as some nature trails that are quite tranquil (it really feels like you're in the middle of nature once you walk away from the main campground)—one even leads to a small pond on one corner of the property.
It is a relatively modest resort and campground in terms of amenities, but has the basics that you would want, including a swimming pool (on the smaller side), clubhouse, restroom and shower facilities, and the bonus of a food truck that was present during our visit (we are not sure of the consistency of their hours throughout the season) serving up a variety of tasty options. It is unclear whether this was just the case during our visit or something that regularly happens, but it seemed to us that Full Tan Sun Club teams up with a local food truck(s) to provide some high quality, affordable meals for their guests without having to leave the property. It cannot be understated how great of an amenity this was! As mentioned above, we visited in mid-September and not during an event (though it was on the weekend), so we imagine a food truck (or comparable on-site dining options) would be available throughout the summer season.
All in all, if you should find yourself in the upstate New York region (perhaps attending Naked In A Cave at nearby Howe Caverns), it is absolutely worth a visit to Full Tan! Since our experience is just a snapshot of the resort and the amenities available on one particular Sunday in September, we would advise calling ahead to double check on the offerings available during the time that you intend to visit!
Editor's Note: It is possible that our experience with the food truck was temporary or a one-off situation, as the Full Tan Sun Club website currently (more than a year after our visit) mentions the "Barely There Cafe" that serves breakfast and lunch Tuesday through Sunday (the park is closed on Mondays according to the same message).
Full Tan Sun Club's Response
Thanks for the kind words and a beautiful write-up! We're very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us!
A spot for the Food Truck was rented out for different events and weekends the year you were here. The Café will be available for the 2024 season however, we may still rent out a spot a few times for the busier events. Hope that clears things up! Come back and see us anytime!
COVID-19 UPDATED MAY 1, 2023
Please Note* All COVID-19 related regulations are subject to change. Check back often for updates before your next visit.
The following restrictions are in addition to our regular policies:
1. Face coverings should NOT be worn by individuals while they are in the water.
2. If you become ill with a fever, dry cough, or sore throat during your stay, please notify staff by phone, leave the property as soon as possible and contact your primary care physician.
3. If immediate medical attention is needed due to the worsening of these symptoms, call 911 and tell dispatch that you are experiencing symptoms typically associated with COVID19.
4. Practice proper respiratory hygiene by covering coughs and sneezes with tissues or by placing your upper arm over your mouth and nose. Dispose of soiled tissues immediately after use.
5. Practice proper hand hygiene. Regular hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds should be done:
· Before and after eating.
· After sneezing, coughing, or nose blowing.
· After using the restroom.
· Before handling food.
· After touching or cleaning surfaces that may be contaminated.
· After using shared equipment and supplies.
· If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
· Use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers by children should always be supervised by adults.
Restrooms and showers are available.No more than 2 people in any of these buildings at the same time.
Transient campers and day visitors MUST call at the gate before entering the campground. You will at that time be given any COVID-related instructions on what you will need to do upon entering.
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