Rock-A-Hoola Waterpark

After Zzyzx, we hopped back on the freeway and continued south. Our next stop was an abandoned waterpark, along the 15 in the Mojave Desert.

Lake Dolores Waterpark was built in the 1950s as a private resort. In the 1960s, it was opened to the public until it closed in the 1980s. In 1998, the park was re-opened as “Rock-A-Hoola Waterpark.” Since then, the park has changed names and owners several times. But all attempts to re-open the park eventually failed, and in 2004 it was closed for good.

Most of the waterslides have been removed from the park, but there are still several structures standing. There is no surrounding town, so very much like The Salton Sea and Bombay Beach, the scene seems almost post-apocalyptic. My kinda place.

Next stop, Bottle Tree Ranch

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  1. I love all the colorful graffiti! It’s fun to imagine, but also sad, to imagine what it was like back then!

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