Home of the Original Nude Volleyball Superbowl!
White Thorn Lodge is a private family nudist
club nestled in the hills of Western Pennsylvania, an hour or so from Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Erie, Canton and Wheeling.
Since White Thorn's inception as a member-owned cooperative club in
1961, we have worked to create a relaxing natural haven in our more
than 200 wooded acres. We are proud of our friendly family atmosphere,
our campgrounds, our sports and recreational facilities, our weekend events, and especially the opportunity for renewal that is unique to the nudist experience.
- Family & Friends Free Day — clothing-optional except pool/spa — Guests of members can enjoy a pre-season clothing-optional (with the exception of the pool and spas) no-pressure day. Invited guests of members only. Come and see what our members have been telling you about!
- Just installed: Two pickleball courts, players/learners welcome! Rackets and balls can be found at the tennis pavillon.
- White Thorn celebrates Women in Naturism Weekend with 1/2 off entry to first time female visitors on June 4 and 5. See the AANR #WINW website for more information. An activity is scheduled for #WINW on Saturday at 2:00 p.m.
The State Line Streak, a Nude 5K run, a Nude Glow run, and other 'olympic' competitions, returns on July 8th to 10th. If you haven't heard about Color Runs yet, check out these links:
[Health Online] [San Francisco Chronicle] [Runners World].
The color/glow run is an evening event and the whole weekend consists of multiple 'olympic' activities and competitions.
- White Thorn was featured in an article last July written by Jessica Contrera of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Read it here: Multimillion Dollar Nude Tourism Industry
Since 1962, White Thorn has been affiliated with the AANR (American Association for Nude Recreation) and its regional
association AANR-East (American Association for Nude Recreation - Eastern Region, Inc.) as a full-member club.
White Thorn Lodge is a private membership club; however, we welcome
guests during our summer season from Memorial Day through the weekend
after Labor Day. Tell us about yourself by e-mail, and we can invite
you for a visit.
Home of the Original Naked Volleyball Superbowl!
We invite you to attend our famous Naked Volleyball Superbowl, which we’ve
held every year since 1971 on the weekend after Labor Day. Since 2003, this event includes a whole
week of competition, with 3's and 4's tournaments during the week, and with a special Volleyball Nakation package. Send us an
e-mail with your name and mailing address if you would like to be added to our Superbowl mailing list.
Sports and Recreational Facilities
- 40’ x 60’ clubhouse, with tree-shaded outdoor deck
- Sand, Blacktop and grass volleyball courts
- New in 2016: Two Pickleball courts!
- Tennis, basketball, bocci, and horseshoe courts
- Two modern bathhouses with indoor and outdoor showers
- New Heated swimming pool
- New In-ground therapy pool (102°)
- Gazebo-enclosed hot tub (104°)
- Supervised junior clubhouse
- Snack bar operated by members
- Miles of wooded hiking trails
- Tent, trailer and RV sites for vacation, weekend, and overnight campers
- Water and electrical hook-ups, dump station
- Rental sleeping rooms (Telephone reservations only!)
- People friendly pets are welcome in restriced areas only. (Except during Superbowl!)
- Enclosed dog park available for unleashed pet exercise. (Except during Superbowl!)