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White Thorn Lodge Nudist Retreat

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White Thorn Lodge Nudist Retreat

383 State Line Road
Darlington, PA 16115
Phone: 724-846-5984
Rating: 3+ Star
RV Hook-ups Yes
Rental Units: Yes
Snack Bar: Yes
Category: Nudist Camping Retreat
Pools: Yes
Hot Showers: Yes
Dump Station: Yes

White Thorn Lodge has been a continuously operating Nudist Resort in the hills of Western Pennsylvania since 1961. The resort is an hour or so from Pittsburgh and is run as a member-owned cooperative. Guests will immediately feel the care and effort members put into making White Thorn a relaxing natural haven on more than 200 wooded acres. The members are very proud of the friendly-family atmosphere, the cleanliness of the grounds, the dedication to the various sports and recreation activities. At White Thorn you will experience fun weekend events and an opportunity for community and renewal that is truly unique to the nudist experience.

Naked Volleyball Superbowl

White Thorn is home to the original Naked Volleyball Superbowl on the weekend after the Labor Day Holiday. White Thorn has two blacktop volleyball courts and three deep sand volleyball courts.

White Thorn is a Member of AANR

White Thorn is affiliated with the American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR) adhering to wholesome nude recreation and family values in the nudist environment. They are also members of AANR’s regional association AANR-East.

White Thorn Lodge is a private membership club; Guests are welcome during the summer season from Memorial Day through the weekend after Labor Day. Visotors are requested to make arrangements for a visit.


Visitors: Please call to make a arrangement for your visit:
Call: 1 (724) 846-5984 or Email:

Conduct Requiring NO Apology is the Accepted Rule! Registered sexual offenders will not be admitted.


Facilities: Heated Swimming Pool, In-Ground Therapy Pool (102°), Gazebo-Enclosed Hot Tub (104°), Sauna, Two Modern Bathhouses with Indoor and Outdoor Showers, Miles Of Wooded Nude Hiking Trails, Three Volleyball Courts (Sand, Blacktop And Grass), Two Pickleball Courts, Tennis Court, Basketball, Bocci Ball, Horseshoe Courts, Clubhouse with a Tree-Shaded Deck.

Campgrounds: Tent, trailer and RV sites for vacation, weekend, and overnight campers. Water and electrical hook-ups, dump station, Rental sleeping rooms by Reservation, People friendly pets are welcome in restricted areas only. Enclosed dog park available for unleashed pet exercise. (Except during Volleyball Superbowl!)

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Review: White Thorn Nudist Retreat
From: Pennsylvania
Resort Rating: 5
Friendly People: 5
Pool Area: 5
Resort Condition: 5
Overall Experience: 5
First Nudist Experience: NO
"I was surprised at the easy directions, access and registration process. The well maintained grounds were immaculate, pool area was 5-Star, with convenient bathroom & hot shower facilities. Excellent hiking & biking trails, the snack bar was near the pool and ice was available near the rental cabins. The pool area also had a large hot tub with auto assist chair to the pool and tub. Loads of loungers, umbrella tables & chairs and a covered area adjacent to the pool. In every way it was clean, fresh and a very comfortable facility to spend a day, week, weekend or the Summer, lol!" – Walt from Pennsylvania

Review: White Thorn Nudist Retreat
From: Pennsylvania
Resort Rating: 1
Friendly People: 4
Pool Area: 4
Resort Condition: 4
Overall Experience: 1
First Nudist Experience: NO
"Our Stay at White Thorn Lodge – Darlington, PA — White Thorn Lodge located in Darlington, PA, is a Member Owned Family Nudist Club since 1981. The resort is probably most notorious for it’s annual Nude Volleyball Superbowl. It offers membership, camping both primitive and RV and also has 4 rental cabins available for guests by reservation. An outdoor heated pool along with 2 hot tubs are onsite. A modest clubhouse is in place and a snack stand / food service operated under varied hours provides a limited menu with reasonable prices and average quality.

Recently, July 27, 2018 thru July 29, 2018 my wife and I took our 3rd visit to this location, arriving on Friday July 27, 2018 mid-afternoon. We had reserved a cabin on this trip, as we had in the past. The cabins are set up as duplexes so to speak, in units of 2 side by side. While they are spacious, they do not offer any type of refrigerator, microwave or air conditioning. Also, shower and bathroom facilities are not present and located in a shared facility. There also are no grills provided, so you really need to plan ahead for meals, especially because of the rural location and proximity to supermarkets and restaurants.

We spent our Friday afternoon enjoying the pool and sun and had a quiet dinner that we had picked up, en-route, in a nearby town approximately 15 mins away.

Saturday was a beautiful day and we were looking forward to the tribute to Woodstock by listening to the live music dubbed “White Thorn Stock”. We spent the majority of our time at the pool and strolling around the campground.

Late in the afternoon while at the pool, we noticed a guest sitting directly across from us and he had a cell phone pointed directly at us. As we watched him, it was plain to see his finger and thumb moving on the screen as if to enlarge an image and then tapping as if to select or take a picture. Since photographs are strictly prohibited and for that matter cell phones in common areas forbidden by guests, we approached management with our concerns.

Management was reluctant and refused to secure the phone and investigate the photos and opted to take the word of the gentleman that he 1st had taken no photos, nor even had his cell phone in the common area, but that he had deleted any pics he had taken? Ultimately he left with his phone and we were left to wonder how many pics of us were leaving with him?

It was a regrettable situation for us because we did enjoy the convenience of being relatively close to the facility and met quite a few nice folks. However, we can’t accept the fact that we can be photographed with little to no assurance that anything will be done to protect our privacy. We will not be back, but for those that don’t mind the chance of being photographed it is definitely a decent deal and a nice facility for the price." – R & S from Pennsylvania