Recent incidents of public sex at a local clothing-optional beach has Department of Natural Resources officials looking for ways to control indecent activities. All of these citations included sexual acts, he said. Over the past several years the DNR has closed certain parts of the property where a lot of illicit sexual activities were occurring, Kroeplin said.
The beach, which is affectionately known as Mazo Beach, has, in recent years, become a hot spot of illegal drug taking and "lewd and lascivious" sexual behaviour. Mazo Beach's growing popularity has coincided with a wider increase in nudist activity in America. However, at Mazo Beach, the local Rangers made 64 arrests last year on the beach and in the woods surrounding it.
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Nudists from around the country have flocked to a section of soft, sandy Wisconsin River shoreline for decades, confident police and prosecutors won't go after them for leaving their Bermudas and bikinis behind. But the fun doesn't stop at volleyball and sunbathing -- many people are slipping off into the woods for sex. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources warden reports read like pornographic novels, but the agency can't seem to halt the hookups.
The Department of Natural Resources issued 13 citations at the beach between June and early October this year. All were for sex, and 11 were issued on weekends. All the citations were issued during just seven days of surveillance and some people seen having sex ran off before wardens could cite them.
The beach has a decades-long history as a place where folks who enjoy nature au-naturel 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.
And yet for decades, nudists have basked on Mazo Beach, a secluded sandbank on the lower Wisconsin River about 30 miles northwest of Madison. With estimates as high as 70, visitors a year, the spot, which is owned by the state, has become one of the largest nude beaches in the country that is not on a coastline, weathering angry protesters, conservative politicians and wary neighbors along the way. Sunbathers here have become particularly worried about their reputation recently, after a wave of X-rated arrest reports led the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to announce that it was closing public access to 68 acres of forest surrounding the beach in an effort to crack down on sex in the woods.
Skip to content. Authorities have decided that the state's notorious Mazomanie Beach, a magnet for nudists nationwide, will be closed Monday through Friday in order to limit sex and drug use there, said the Associated Press. Wisconsin's Department of Natural Resources DNR arrested 26 people for illegal sexual activity at the beach and 16 others for drugs over a nine-day period two years ago, according to AP. Along with the closure, we will add extra law enforcement presence.
Yes, believe it or not, they have one of those up there too. The beach in question is located on the Wisconsin River just north of the town of Mazomanie — about half an hour north of Madison. A nudist group called the Badger Naturists uses the beach.
By Todd RichmondAssociated Press. Wisconsin authorities thought they could curb libidos at the state's nude beach by closing it on weekdays, but citation data shows the move just shifted the hanky-panky to the weekends. The Department of Natural Resources issued 13 citations at the beach between June and early October this year. All were for sex, and 11 were issued on weekends.