This beach was "colonized" by a Kansas City naturist group in the late 90's, but about a decade later that group abandoned the site due to the incursion of some irresponsible newcomers whose indiscreet behavior attracted the attention of police.Be aware of that the viability of this site as a nude beach has declined since the late 00's. Although nudity is illegal and there is a possibility of being fined, a more remote part of the beach has had a small but persistent nudist contingent for many years. Located in a rural area between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, this wooded site, not located on a body of water, surprisingly seems to have escaped local scrutiny and interference for at least a decade so far as we know, but we suspect discretion is in order.Although Michigan has a wealth of sandy beaches along three Great Lakes, a statewide anti-nudity law has been an obstacle to establishing any of those as truly safe havens for nudity.Minnesota’s laws criminalize any sexual conduct with a child under the age of 13, but punish older defendants more severely.
The only known established, albeit lightly attended, nude area in Minnesota at present is along the is a hidden area of Smithville Lake north of Kansas City.For example, a teacher who has sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old student on a school field trip could be convicted of first degree criminal sexual conduct.A person in Minnesota commits second degree criminal sexual conduct by engaging in sexual contact (Minn. § § 609.341, 609.342, 609.343, 609.344, 609.345.) Many states have enacted “Romeo and Juliet” exceptions to protect young people from criminal charges as a result of consensual sexual activity with other young people.For example, engaging in explicit sexual talk with a child over the Internet can result in child enticement charges, even if no sexual activity ever occurs.For more information on this crime, see Child Enticement Laws in Minnesota.For more information on statutory rape, see Statutory Rape Laws, Charges, and Punishments.