I’ve never been interested enough to visit the place or float by, but I’ve not heard the gay connection. Which I suppose is irrelevant. In the heart of tick country, going naked in the brush doesn’t make a lot of sense. It is, however, a public facility. They really should define the rules one way or another. If it’s to be a public nude beach, legislate that.
all nudist places should be 18+
Ticks are not much of a problem in my area of the Everglades. Blood suckers tend to be skeeters allegedly large enough to rape vultures, and the usual deer flies and horse flies.