Have you ever gone skinny dipping? If you haven't, I'm sure it's on your bucket list. That said, you don't want to do something that will get you in trouble, right?

Is It Legal?

Is it legal to swim naked in North Dakota? The answer to that question depends on one thing: location, location, location.

If you are in your backyard and you have a tall fence around it, you're well within your rights to slide off your suit. That's your safe space.

What about public lakes and rivers?

I'm sure you could guess that swimming naked in public places could be considered indecent exposure/public indecency. Are there any exceptions to this rule?

Not really, but I will say as long as you're being discreet and other people aren't around, (depending on your intent), it would be unlikely for an officer to slap you with a ticket or place you under arrest.

I'd hope the officer would just tell you to get your clothes and scram, but don't come for me if you get in trouble.

Going Topless

You might be bummed to hear that skinny-dipping can have legal consequences, but according to Inforum, in Fargo, there isn't any particular law that states a woman can't go topless.

The source says individual pools set the rules and expectations.

In Grand Forks, however, there is a law that specifically mentions topless sunbathing.

There you have it! It's not a good idea to go skinny-dipping in a public space, but if you wait until it gets dark and make sure no one's around, live your best life. Do the thing.


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