Indian Hills Featured in Times Picayune – March 1, 2015

Indian Hills was featured on the front page of the New Orleans Times Picayune and Nola.com in March 2015. Read an excerpt of the article below, and click here for the full story on nola.com.

To celebrate her 40th birthday, Tracia Kraemer decided to get naked in public. It was 2008, and Kraemer, a single mother, was living on the north shore. For years, she had been curious about Indian Hills Nudist Park, a secluded 55-acre campground on U.S. Route 190 in Slidell. When her birthday arrived in mid-July, she decided to drop by.

“My plan was to drive in, take off my clothes, walk around, then get back in my car and drive away,” Kraemer, 46, said recently, sitting at a picnic table in the center of the lightly forested property. But she wound up hanging out in the pool for hours. Then she stayed for naked karaoke.

“I was shocked by how friendly everyone was, how open,” she said. “I’d never felt so safe or comfortable in my life.”

Kraemer became a member soon after. Two years later she met her husband, Patrick, at the park’s annual Bare Biker Rally. And on Jan. 1, following what she described as a struggle for power with some of the park’s full- and part-time residents, the couple took over management of Indian Hills.