Fraternity Snoqualmie hosts Bare Buns run July 13

July 8, 2014

Clothing is optional at Fraternity Snoqualmie’s July 13 5K fun run.

The race up the side of Tiger Mountain begins and ends at the family nudist park and kicks off at 11 a.m. The top three runners in each division will receive an award.

Registration is $30 and runners get a free shirt, while supplies last. There is also a $16 spectator fee. Photo identification is required.

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Fraternity Snoqualmie hosts Super Bowl bash

January 28, 2014

The members of Fraternity Snoqualmie Family Nudist Park will wear their Seahawks pride, and not much else, while watching Seattle and Denver fight it out in the Super Bowl at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 2.

Attendees are invited to munch on provided chicken wings, watch the game and, if you’re brave, partake in a polar bear plunge in an unheated pool during halftime.

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Clothing is optional at Fraternity Snoqualmie’s end-of-the-world party

December 18, 2012

If the Mayans were correct and the world really is going to end Dec. 21, then why not go out with a bang?

And if you’re going to party like it’s 1999, make it memorable. Fraternity Snoqualmie invites everyone to go out the same way they came into the world — naked.

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Let your body be the canvas at painting event

July 10, 2012

The American Association of Nude Recreation is offering a unique way for local artists to showcase their work.

At the group’s Amazing Canvas Nudist Face and Body Painting Event, the canvas will be the human body and the tools will be paint.

The July 14 event is from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and takes place at Fraternity Snoqualmie, a 40-acre family nudist park on the side of Tiger Mountain.

“The only perfect body is a naked one, and to an artist the naked body is a canvas,” Fraternity Snoqualmie spokeswoman Dawnzella Gearhart said.

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Nudestock: Just another day in the park, clothing optional

August 23, 2011

The Fraternity Snoqualmie Family Nudist Park presents its annual Nudestock celebration from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 27 at the park, 24050 127th St. S.E., on Tiger Mountain, about three miles outside of Issaquah.

Nudestock is a regular day at the park, but with added music and some special events, according to the park’s Dawnzella Gearhart. Visitors are invited to swim or play volleyball. Special vendors and booths set up for the event will offer body painting, massage, jewelry and various arts and crafts.

The event usually attracts about 500-600 people on a sunny day, about 300 to 400 if the weather doesn’t cooperate, Gearhart said.

Children are welcome at Nudestock as long as they are accompanied by a parent. Adults must provide a photo ID.

Learn more at or call 392-6833.

Candidates descend on Salmon Days Festival

October 5, 2010

Republican Congressman Dave Reichert reacts to friendly faces in the Salmon Days crowd. By Greg Farrar

Most festivalgoers head to Salmon Days for the parade, some music and, maybe, some grilled coho.

The annual occasion occurs a month before Election Day, and the festival is also a popular spot for political candidates to rally support and pass out campaign signs.

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Bare all Saturday at Nudestock music fest

August 26, 2010

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 26, 2010

Take it off Saturday at Nudestock, the annual music fest at Fraternity Snoqualmie, the nudist campground nestled in the Tiger Mountain forest.

Nudestock runs from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. The lineup includes the bluesy Mary McPage Band, the eclectic Kim Archer Band, Fraternity Snoqualmie member band Spicey C’eetoe — yes, the members perform nude — and Wired! — a Snohomish County outfit specializing in rockabilly and classic rock.

Find a complete list of Nudestock activities at the campground’s website. Call 392-NUDE (6833) for more information.

First-time visitors to Fraternity Snoqualmie receive a free one-day membership; return visitors pay regular day fees of $15 per person. Children can attend if accompanied by their parents, at no additional fee. The campground requires photo identification for admittance.

Nudists take another crack at skinny dipping world record

July 20, 2010

On July 10, 187 naked men and women of all ages submerged side-by-side together in a pool, beneath the hot summer sun at the Fraternity Snoqualmie Family Nudist Park.

Each was participating in the park’s second annual skinny-dipping competition, held at the 40-acre property located just three miles outside of Issaquah and owned by Fraternity Snoqualmie since 1945.

Sara (left), of Lakewood, who asked her last name not be used, and Frank McConnell, of Kent, greet each other at Fraternity Snoqualmie July 10 during 187 club members’ attempt to help break last year’s skinny-dipping record set by nudist camps around the country. By Greg Farrar

The event was a part of a national skinny-dipping competition, sponsored by the American Association for Nude Recreation, which takes place annually. Participants at Fraternity Snoqualmie dipped simultaneously alongside nude clubs all over North America. Last year, 13,648 people in roughly 270 nudist clubs across the country participated in an effort to break the Guinness Book of World Records Skinny Dip.

As the public relations representative for Fraternity Snoqualmie, Dawnzella Gearhart, explained, certain rules had to be followed for the event to be considered an official world record attempt.

“Someone within good standing of the community had to be present,” she said. “It authenticates the whole attempt.”

And every participant signed a release form, and had to be completely naked and submerged by the established time of noon.

Fraternity Snoqualmie beat its record of 186 from last year by one person.

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Nudists take another crack at skinny dipping world record

July 13, 2010

Esther Monaghan, of Renton (left), Tom Rohm, of Kirkland, and Jon Suttle, of Renton, join 184 others in an attempt to set a world skinny-dipping record at Fraternity Snoqualmie on Saturday. By Greg Farrar

NEW — 2:30 p.m. July 13, 2010

On Saturday, 187 naked men and women of all ages submerged side-by-side together in a pool, beneath the hot summer sun at the Fraternity Snoqualmie Family Nudist Park.

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