By Andrew Collins. When the sun's out and the temperature is climbing, there's no better place to enjoy Austin 's rugged, hilly scenery than Hippie Hollow Park , a lovely expanse of precipitous limestone cliffs and promontories set along the eastern shore of serpentine Lake Travis. Hippie Hollow is unusual and popular for one major reason: it's the only public park in Texas where nudity is officially permitted. It's not surprising that you'd find such a place on the outskirts of liberal, countercultural, and LGBT-friendly Austin. One particular section of the park has a hugely loyal following among LGBT sunbathers, who flock here just about any day of the year there's sun and temperatures above 50 degrees. It had long been a popular nude swimming area, and local authorities tended to ignore complaints as long as swimmers were not doing anything else illegal.
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Did you know Texas legally allows women to go topless? Be sure to note, however, state law prohibits reckless exposure of private parts in public. See below for nude-friendly options, load up on the sunscreen and check out these places for sanctioned skinny dipping! This is the only official clothing-optional public park in Texas. There will be other people there, so be aware of eyes and crowds during warm weekends. Riverside Ranch , County Road , Elmendorf. Located on 22 acres in south Texas, this nude-friendly site overlooks the San Antonio River.
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Two people were hospitalized with minor injuries Sunday after the rented double-decker barge sank near Hippie Hollow, a lakeside park and the only public nude beach in Texas. The accident occurred during Splash Day, a semiannual event hosted at the clothing-optional area by the Austin Tavern Guild, a gay and lesbian bar association. Witnesses said that all of the people aboard the barge moved to one side as it neared Hippie Hollow, creating uneven distribution and making it tilt. It sank in foot-deep water. All rights reserved.