Missouri club hosting solar eclipse party... but you must be nude

Forty Acre Club in Lonedell. Credit: KMOV

A nudist club in Lonedell, Missouri is having an eclipse viewing party.

The Forty Acre Club was founded in 1950, a board member said it is the only remaining nudist club in Missouri.

Board member Tom Morrissey says the club has five sites open for RV’s and nearly 12 sites available for tents on eclipse day. All of its cabins are booked. Those who camp at the Forty Acre Club must do so naked, according to club rules.

“You have to use common sense based on weather and everything. In our pool area, common grounds, nudity is required,” Morrissey said.

In nearby St. Clair, Mo., the town is turning the eclipse into a three-day festival as are several other cities in the path of totality. Morrissey said the 40 Acre Club will do the same. On Friday, there will be eclipse themed dances in the pavilion, tournaments, and a potluck and pool party.

“We got glasses for everyone, we’re expecting this pool area to be packed,” said Morrissey.

Club members will be coming from around the Midwest. One man who belongs to a similar club in England will be flying from London to watch the eclipse at the Forty Acre Club.

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