Welcome to Ponderosa Sun Club! CLOSEST NUDIST RESORT TO THE CHICAGOLAND AREA Winter at Ponderosa Ponderosa is a friendly, warm, relaxing place to visit for a short vacation. You can use our club's recreational activities in secure and private surroundings. Stay a day, a weekend or the rest of your life. The purpose of the club is to promote health and happiness for its members. Ponderosa Sun Club is a family oriented nudist resort ( not clothing optional ) located in rural Roselawn Indiana on 88 wooded acres. Having opened in 1965, the focus of the club's activities is our 65' wide by 120' long swimming pool with concrete sunning apron and formal garden. We have slides, swings, monkey bars and sand boxes for the enjoyment of our younger visitors. Several cabins and trailers are available for overnight guests, and we have plenty of campsites with or without hook-ups at reasonable rates. We have two full service bath houses. Ground fires are not permitted, so if you wish to cook out, bring a grill or camp stove. Alcoholic beverages are permitted ( in moderation, but Please NO GLASS containers ). Poolside At Ponderosa Sun Club Ponderosa's Pool varies in depth from about 6 inches at the edge of the 65 foot diameter circular portion to about 5 feet at its center, continuing down the straight section to a depth of about 9 feet. This provides comfort and safety for persons of all ages and swimming ability, as well as a great place to relax in the water and have a conversation with friends. Other Activities At Ponderosa Sun Club Horse Shoes are another very popular activity at Ponderosa, with 2 Horse shoe pits available for practice or Tournament Play. The two concrete Tennis courts are kept busy as well. Two shuffleboard courts are available Sand Court Volley Ball is played almost every weekend and some of our players really get into the spirit of the game, but the court is seldom used during the colder months. Non Member Daily Grounds Fees for a Family Couple or a Single Male or Single Female visitor are Turn North ( right ) on the next road, and proceed one half mile to the gate of Ponderosa Sun Club. We are approximately 40 minutes from Merrillville, Indiana with a full collection of malls, stores and restaurants It's normal to be somewhat nervous on your first visit. Female guests are allowed to disrobe at their discretion on their first visit. Please bear in mind, that NO clothing is permitted in the swimming pool. At the Ponderosa Sun Club, we maintain a relaxed and family environment. We want you to feel comfortable and at home during your visit. A public erection is not acceptable. 99% of men do not experience this problem, If you happen to be in that 1%, we suggest that you cover up with a towel or take a discreet cold shower until it subsides.