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Empire, MI

Date October 9, 2011
Location info Empire, Leelanau
Position 44°46.7167'N

Empire, MI

East shore of Lake Michigan, south of Empire. Not officially sanctioned, but often used by clothing-optional beach-goers. Access is via Esch Road and then a 2 Km. walk north.

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July 21, 2019
South of Elberta at the end of Grace rd. Go south on the beach about 1/3 mile and around the “bend”. Out of eyesight of the few people using the beach and no neighbors up the bluff. No state park rangers either. Keep it on the downlow and we can make this this the new clothing optional beach. The only problem this summer is the water is so high there isn’t much beach. DON’T TELL THE CLOTHED ABOUT THIS. PROMISE???

January 4, 2016
Seeing more recent comments after my initiation say, there are a number of us who count 30+ years of attendance there. Our pictures now would not be the appealing calendar we could have been once. Regardless of styles of dress, the place is spectacular. Maybe old guys should just say "Let's all of us like-minded people make it our place". Here in computer land, And plan summer without NPS knowing? Going out on a limb, going in to vascular by pass surgery, My Facebook page is my name...Fred Mixdorf... Like it, read it , follow it, and let's see what we can do at the beach south of the family place where 'who would want to wreck their vacations" doesn't give my old ranger buddy a chance to catch me out of my shorts again.

January 4, 2016
North is straight. South of Esch, far enough, is gay. Ranger Jim will go far south to enforce, even sneaking up from behind the dunes. Naked at your own risk, either way. This is "Pure" Michigan. Streak on, it feels good.

July 2, 2015
Most beautiful beach and harmless people enjoying the sun. Leave the sunbathers alone.

June 3, 2015
This has been going on for at least three years now (my ticket date). The TAN group had maintained a presence years ago. With no organized group, sadly one can kiss this one goodbye! Sure wish I still lived in the State! Oh well, less money for the Empire area. Thanks NPS

September 20, 2014
Entrapment sting operation to write tickets.

November 15, 2013
Please be aware that Rangers are writing citations for being nude on fake or spineless complaints using State law as basis. A male or female ranger in a swim suit walks or sits on the beach, and watches using high powered binoculars, plus a "citizen" points out the offender. Then the Ranger changes into uniform a bit back from the beach and off to write a citation. Miles and miles of beach and a do-gooder thinks they own it all! Someone local needs to challenge said practice. Another fine C/O beach on the way out. BE VERY CAREFUL"


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