Emerald Lake Resort is a family-friendly lakeside destination offering a year-round nudist experience on 21 acres of parkland in beautiful and peaceful surroundings. It’s the only legal nude beach in Houston. The resort offers convenient campsites along the banks of the beautiful Emerald Lake with direct waterfront views. It’s a welcoming and relaxing place for those who like nudist experience in various forms (including sunbathing, swimming, fishing, camping, paddle boarding, etc.) or just would like to try something they’ve never tried before.
Location and Access
The resort is located just off Highway 59 in Porter, which is about 29 miles (a half-hour drive) north of downtown Houston. When you arrive at the entry gate, please use your cell phone to call the office. They will let you in. If you have an extra large vehicle or arrive after 6 p. m., call in advance. The resort is open 365 days except for a few holidays. There are special rates for long-term residence and seasonal discounts – please check current prices on the official website.
Emerald Lake Resort offers tent and RV campsites near the lake as well as overnight accommodations such as Lake House rooms with amenities for rent.
Swimming in the beautiful sparkling lake waters is one of the most enjoyable nudist experiences you may have. Feeling the sun and the water on every inch of your body is fantastic! The swimming area is a man-made sandy beach, extending into the lake. There are sunbeds and umbrellas for more convenience. For more active recreation, you can try paddleboarding or kayaking. On colder winter days, you can enjoy indoor spa procedures offered on-site.
Emerald Lake is stocked with various fish species, including catfish, bass, and crappie, so fishing is another good option. No fishing license is required. There are many nice shady spots under the trees around the lake, where you can picnic and relax. Moreover, the area has a lot of wildlife to watch, including turtles and various beautiful birds.
There is a clubhouse offering various recreational opportunities and spa facilities. There is also an outdoor pool and spa area with spectacular views. On a rainy day, it might be a good idea to have a workout in the fitness area or engage in some of the indoor activities in the game room (such as table tennis, billiards, football, etc.)
10 minutes from Porter, TX
30 minutes from Houston, TX
2 hours 40 minutes from Austin, TX