About Mazo Beach

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This beach ranks among the finest natural nudist/naturist locations in North America.  And it’s legal!

Mazo Beach is located in southern Wisconsin between Mazomanie and Sauk City on the beautiful Wisconsin River.  It is public land and open to all, and home to the Badger Naturists club.

The beach has a decades-long history as a place where folks who enjoy nature au-natural can do so safely and without legal complications.  Full nudity is acceptable and the norm.

Mazo Beach is clothing optional, though almost everyone is nude.  If you’re new, or not quite ready, feel free to wear a swimsuit.  You won’t be alone.  There is no pressure here, just the opportunity to be as comfortable as you wish as long as you allow others the same freedom.  This is a safe place.  Harassment of any type is not tolerated.

Nudity is legalbeach 1 200x152technically, on most public land in Wisconsin but in reality, it isn’t.  There’s always some other law that can be invoked by those that have a problem with naturists.  That is not the case at Mazo.  Nudity is perfectly alright.

At Mazo we have spent years working out an understanding with public officials so that as long as we self-police activities and keep the beach clean and safe, they are happy to leave us alone. The DNR does patrol the area, are welcome and will enjoy answering any questions you may have.  This is a beautiful and unique location and well worth taking care of.

When you arrive at the parking lot, expect about a mile walk down a gravel road (there be mosquitos) to BNRoadCleanup reach the beach.  Bicycles are great, no motor vehicles. Do NOT leave the road or enter the woods.  There is a large fine for doing so.  At the end of the road is another parking lot (handicap only) and porta-potties.  Just past that is the beach.  Do NOT disrobe before being on the beach proper.

There is no drinking water source or waste container at the beach.  Take out what you bring in.  No glass (Law, BIG fine. Eyeglasses ok.).  Please don’t put your butts (cig, that is) in the sand.  People butts are just fine!

There is no overnight camping within a mile stretch along the beach.  Further away you can, but the Wisconsin is a killer and you should know what you’re doing.  Really, this river kills someone every year.

Nearby campground: Cedar hills.

The river near the beach is not deep and has sandbar-sheltered areas ideal for kids, but watch them!  It cannot be stated too often that this river is a killer.  The bottom changes constantly, with drop-offs and snags underwater.  Never trust it!

That said, the river along the beach is gentle and well-behaved.  It’s often possible to walk all the way across the river with no problem, but don’t.

Do not cross the river nude (different county), and the island and sandbar are also off-limits though you will see people on them.  We do not need to cause problems with the local authorities.  Plus, you might be arrested.

Want to meet some Badger Naturists?  Check out the group usually near the water on your right as you reach the beach.  They can bring you up to date on what’s up and will be glad to meet you.  Good people. Gary with the long white hair and beard has been there so long that God consulted him about where to put the sand…Nude volleyball

Think you’re pretty good at volleyball?  Usually a serious game going all weekend.

Who should you expect to see?  The same people you see on the street.  Couples, singles, gays, old, young, kids, fat, skinny, buff.  Quite a mix.  Don’t expect a Playboy pictorial.  Just folks.

Behavior:  You will be expected to behave just as you would at any public beach.  If you don’t, someone will correct you or a Ranger will arrest you.  Tanning oil is for tanning, not for fun.  Nudity is for fun, not  sex on the beach.   ‘Nuff said?

No cameras.  Folks expect privacy and cameras have been known to take a swim in the river.  There are times that folks take pics, but you’d better learn a few things before you try.  Most cams and cell phones don’t float.

Pets are welcome, on leash and cleaned up after.  Breaking up a dogfight nekked is not fun.  For mobeach 2 200x152re information about the Beach, click here: Mazo Beach .

If you are concerned about stories you’ve heard about ‘religious’ zealots harassing beachgoers, don’t be.  They haven’t been seen for years.  Seems they have some legal and moral issues of their own to deal with…  Click  HERE for more info about that bunch of, ah, interesting folks.

Some other interesting folks, a bit more into our way of life, have a Yahoo group message board here:  Mazo Beach Fans.  Good place to ask questions about the beach.

Beach hours are 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.  AS OF SPRING 2013 THE BEACH IS OPEN ONLY ON WEEKENDS.  Bad behavior by a few individuals, supported by their peers, has caused this change.  Check with Wisconsin DNR for hours!  Bill Cosh – 608-267-2773

Related: http://dnr.wi.gov/news/weekly/article_lookup.asp?id=2122

Come and have a good time.   Tell your friends, consider joining Badger Naturists for year-round nudist/naturist gatherings and events!

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Mazo Beach:  Click to view and navigate.

See also: 

Related:  A History of the Wisconsin River 

Directions:

From Madison: Hwy 12 north to Cty Y, left (west) to 2nd Laws Drive right, short to Conservation Rd (gravel, left).  At parking lot walk (or bike, no motors) 1 mile to handicap lot and beach.  Do not disrobe before beach! No no no, busted! 

From La Cross, Hwy 14 south to Mazomanie, Hwy Y, east to Laws Drive then follow above.

12 Responses

  1. I would love to visit. Is there an address or “next to” address for my Tom-Tom? Can you also order up some simmer weather? lol Thanks, Michael

    Admin: Ah, we had some summer yesterday for a while, and it’s not too bad at the moment.

    How far are you coming from? Which direction? The beach is north of Madison, just south of Sauk City on the Wisconsin River. It is on Laws Drive (or Road, it’s both) off Dane County Hwy Y near Mazomanie. Y runs between US Hwys 12 and 14. Maybe Google it for coordinates? Try this: http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&xhr=t&q=mazo+beach+wi+map&cp=17&biw=1016&bih=661&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&wrapid=tljp1309202952546026&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wl

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  6. “About Mazo Beach All Nudist” was in fact a great
    posting. If perhaps it included a lot more images it would
    certainly be perhaps even far better. Thank u -Sharyl

  7. Thanks! There are plenty of photos of Mazo easily Googled; we’re here to give folks an idea of where to start! Besides, this posting is years old and on this now-unused site since we MOVED to All-Nudist.com! ( http://all-nudist.com ) Come on over there and see what’s new, though it’s pretty much the same Mazo article! There’s also a couple of Facebook pages about Mazo too, with pics!

  8. Whoa such a handy web-site.

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