We invite to visit Tiger Mountain Family Nudist Park. We are pleased to welcome you and we hope that your visit will be an enjoyable one. If you have never been to a nudist park or a nude beach, we would like to introduce you to a lifestyle which, we believe, is the ideal environment for wholesome family recreation. Please be assured that while you are here on your first visit, you are under no obligation to participate. You may wear as much clothing, or as little, as you see fit. We do, however, ask that no bathing suits, nor other garments be worn in the pools, the spa, or the sauna.
As you tour our grounds, you will see, the activities at TMFNP are about the same as you will find at most “textile” parks and resorts. Among the most popular activities are sunbathing, swimming, sand volleyball, and picnicking. TMFNP is a family-oriented park where entire families participate, with every age group from infants to senior citizens being represented. Since there are children present on the grounds, nudist etiquette demands that everyone at the park, members and guests conduct themselves, in their words and actions, in a manner which is appropriate in a family environment. Persons who have come here seeking some other kind of activity — more sexually or erotically oriented — have come to the wrong place and would undoubtedly be happier elsewhere.
After entering through the gate, to the left you’ll find the parking area, the welcome center and Nudestrom’s “Bare Essentials”, the park convenience store where you will find nudist literature, T-shirts, and assortment of snacks, and, of course, something of special importance for nudists, SUN SCREEN! Next, on the left is the Clubhouse, a gathering place for indoor activities: Parties, dances, karaoke, movies, and club business meetings. Up the road to the right you’ll find the main shower and restroom building, laundry room, and the two “BirdHouse” Rentals.
The deck outside the Clubhouse is a good view point from which the main recreation area may be seen. The hub of activity at TMFNP is the sunning lawn. On summer weekends, the lush, green, lawn is dotted with blankets or towels with people soaking up the sun and vitamin D. Surrounding this natural amphitheater are various recreational facilities: heated swimming pool, cool wading pool, hot tubs, sauna, community kitchen, playground, etc. This is a convenient arrangement, allowing persons to go from one facility to another by simply crossing the lawn. Also, parents can easily keep an eye on the playground without leaving their blankets. If clothing-free recreation is a new experience for you, the sunning lawn is an ideal place to learn about the lifestyle.
Nudists often hear the question, “Why total nudity? Why not wear ‘a little something’?” Much has been written and many photographs have been taken to help explain why we are nudists. We could tell you that we consider bathing suits to be symbols of guilt and shame. We could embark on an extended monologue about how the removal of clothing removes a barrier between us and our fellow human beings. Or we could show you a gallery of photographs or video tapes of nude events. But nothing we say or write and no amount of photographic images can answer your questions as completely and as graphically as seeing for yourselves.
We invite you to get acquainted with other people and to participate in conversations. Please observe the way nudists conduct themselves, noticing especially the children at play, their healthy young minds free from shame and guilt, their laughter proclaiming the naturalness and wholesomeness of their environment. We are sure that it will soon be clear to you that, except for our lack of attire, our standards of decency are no different from those you will find at any respectable non-nudist park or resort.
But even observing nudist activity will not help you understand our motivation in choosing a clothing-free lifestyle nearly as well as actually participating. When you feel that you are ready, and this is a decision that only you can make for yourself, please feel free to disrobe and to share with us this delightful experience.
When you’ve made the plunge into a clothing-free lifestyle, surely, you will also want to plunge into our heated swimming pool, soak in our bubbly spas, “cook” in our sauna, and float on an air mattress in the wading and floating pool. This is a good time to say some more about nudist etiquette. Please shower before going into the pools or spa, don’t bring floating objects into the swimming pool, and always carry a towel to sit on. No shirt, no shoes, no pants, no problem. But, please, no bare buns on the chairs and benches
We have been truly fortunate that in all the years that Fraternity Snoqualmie, Inc. has been in existence, no child has ever been seriously injured at our park. But the potential is there, especially in and around the pools. Please keep a close eye on your children at all times and, if they can’t swim well, don’t leave them unattended in the pool area. Children under age 10 should not be in the spa unless accompanied by a responsible adult. For sanitary reasons, any child not yet toilet trained is not allowed in the hot tub, and must wear protective covering in the pool sufficient to prevent contamination
Nudists like to eat. We have pot lucks at TMFNP on occasion. At present, we don’t have a restaurant or snack bar except for some special events. But we do have a community kitchen, complete with cooking and barbecue facilities which everyone is welcome to use. Please help us keep the kitchen facilities clean. If you bring food or beverages into the pool enclosure, please confine it to the Poolside Patio between the pools. Also we ask that objects made of glass or other material which could cause injury not be brought into the pool enclosure.
Walking up the hill from the pool enclosure toward the community kitchen, we can see the children’s playground on the right. Just beyond the sunning lawn on the left are the lower restrooms, and beyond that is the sand volleyball court. Volleyball is the unofficial “official” sport of nudism and is popular in nearly every nudist park in the world. Ball games at TMFNP are very informal. Usually someone organizes a game by simply yelling “Volleyball!!” This is the signal to join in.
If you’d prefer something a little less strenuous, across the lawn we have shuffleboard and horseshoes. Just below the horseshoe pit is a concrete game court which was once used for volleyball but is now used for tennis, badminton, or simply shooting baskets. The fire pit, located just up from the horseshoe pit, is a popular place right after sunset for a hot dog or marshmallow roast and a sing-along. If you have a guitar or other small instrument, please bring it to the evening campfire.
Farther up the hill is the camping area with spaces for tents and RV’s. Still farther up the hill are several cabins, including rental units and some private residences. There are additional camping spaces in a more rustic setting in Carlson Woods which is also a good area for a leisurely hike.
For a longer and more strenuous hike, there is the “Rock Trail” which leads up to a rock outcropping with a spectacular view of the valley between Tiger and Squak Mountains. Clothing must be worn on this trail because, in some places, it goes off club premises. Also, long pants are advised because of the underbrush.
Please don’t smoke in any of the forest areas. During the summer months, the forest fire danger can be extreme. Smoking is permitted in the park tenting lawn, sunning lawn, and bonfire but not within 25 feet of any structure, the community kitchen, the sauna, in the pool enclosure, or anywhere that a fire danger exists. Also, because of the fire danger we don’t permit fireworks on the grounds.
No person under the influence of, or in possession of, illegal drugs or substances shall be allowed entry onto park grounds. Alcoholic beverages are allowed on park grounds per Washington State Law, Liquor Control Board Regulations, and club rules. Marijuana is legal in Washington state, but consumption is not permitted in public.
Pets are allowed at TMFNP, but owners are required to see that they are on leash while at the park except for domestic house cats of residents. Owners are responsible for their pet’s behavior and must see that the pets do not offend other members or guests. Pets are allowed in the camping areas East and uphill of the main road between the Welcome Center and the Maintenance Center, including the fire pit, the shuffleboard court area on the upper sunning lawn, and volleyball court. Pets are not allowed in club structures, community kitchen, and lower sunning area. Owners must clean up after their own pets.
Some areas of the park are very scenic and would provide ideal backgrounds for photographs. Photography is permitted at TMFNP but because of the risk of violating someone’s privacy, it is necessary to impose certain controls. Pictures may be taken by members of Fraternity Snoqualmie, Inc., members of other recognized nudist groups, or closely supervised press photographers during special events. The number one rule is that a photographer must have the permission of the person(s) to be photographed and must have the permission of the parent(s) of a minor child. One must also pay close attention to the background to make sure that only persons who have given their permission will appear in a photograph. Pictures taken in violation of these rules may result in forfeiture of the camera or removal of images, and expulsion from the Park.
Now that we’ve told you about TMFNP and the clothing-free lifestyle, we’d like to tell you about the club, Fraternity Snoqualmie, Inc. and about how you can continue to enjoy the recreational opportunities that membership has to offer.
Fraternity Snoqualmie, Inc. is a cooperative group, registered with the State of Washington as a 501-©7 non-profit corporation. The regular members of the club are the voting members of the corporation, although most of the club business is conducted by the executive board and various committees. The board members are elected by the general membership and the committee members are appointed by the board. All the rules relating to the governing of the corporation and management of the facilities are explained in the Bylaws and the Procedure Manual. The bylaws also state the club policies regarding membership and participation in clothing-free activities