You can argue Oregon's lenient law all you want, but just know that you might have to take that argument to court.
(You'll find no trouble at the several clothing-optional hot springs.) "We want people to enjoy their national forests and be respectful of not only the forests themselves but also be respectful of the other visitors they encounter," Glen Sachet, the acting regional media specialist for the forest service explained.
In other words, if your nudity makes somebody else uncomfortable - and there's a good chance it will - kindly cover up, move on, and undress when you're back on your own. Fish and Wildlife Service, which operates wilderness areas and wildlife refuges around the state, defaults to state and local ordinances.
If you want to go rogue and strut your stuff in cities, campgrounds, parks or trails, you'll need to brace yourself for a complex web of bureaucracy.
The easiest way to frolic in the nude is to go to any of the nude resorts, beaches, spas or events around the state (see a listing of those places here).
It's also worth noting that all of the local laws refer specifically to exposure of "genitals," which opens a possible loophole for women to go topless in town without technically violating city codes.
If there's one place a nudist should feel comfortable stripping down to nothing, it's in the midst of Mother Nature. The most lenient places you'll find lie within the National Forests of the Pacific Northwest.Nudity is still banned in "developed recreation sites," like campgrounds and day use areas, but according to the U. Forest Service, there's absolutely no policy against hiking nude in the wilder parts of the forests.That means while you have to be clothed at the trailhead, you're absolutely welcome to strip down once you're out of sight from the parking area, so long as you're not disrupting or harassing any other hikers.Additionally, most state parks and federal lands operate under rules of their own.So while the state law technically applies everywhere, it really only applies in places that don't have other, more strict policies in place.She was taken to a local hospital for a mental evaluation, Sgt. The woman made her way to the bank's roof at about p.m., took down its flag and wrapped herself in it, police said.