Is Lake Dolores going to reopen?

Is Lake Dolores going to reopen?

Abandoned water park in California’s Mojave Desert may reopen in 2023. The Lake Dolores Waterpark in California’s Mojave Desert has been abandoned three times since it first opened to the public in 1962. A private firm recently secured the rights to revive the derelict site.

Why did Lake Dolores close down?

The water park officially opened to the public in 1962. Byers named it after his wife, Dolores. It featured a lazy river, zip line, bumper boats, and steel water slides that fed into a man-made lake. But by the end of the 1980s, the park shut down after struggling to compete with more modern attractions.

When did Rock-A-Hoola Waterpark close?

Rock-A-Hoola was never able to fully recover from the tragic accident, and closed down once again in 2004.

What year did Lake Dolores close?

It last opened in 2002 as Discovery Waterpark for only two years. When it closed in 2004, slides were sold off to other parks while other structures were left to crumble, according to Jam Press.

Where is the Rock-A-Hoola Waterpark?

The Rock-A-Hoola Waterpark is located on Lake Dolores, at Newberry Springs, east of Barstow on Interstate 15. It was originally built in the 1950s as a private resort. In 1962 it opened to the public, eventually closing in the late ’80s.

What happened to Rock A Hoola Waterpark?

Rock–A–Hoola Waterpark. Byers sold the defunct park in August 1990 to Lake Dolores Group LLC, a three–member investment group led by Oxnard, California businessman Terry Christensen, who envisioned a more polished park with a 1950s theme. In 1995, the original waterslides on the hill were removed to make room for new installations.

What happened to Rock-A-Hoola?

Baking in hot desert obscurity for years, the park was renovated in 1998 after millions of dollars were spent to turn the park into the 1950s themed waterpark for hep cats, Rock-A-Hoola.

Does Rock-A-Hoola have a new name?

Despite the “new” name, I’ve seen little to no indications that signs for the park ever included the new name. Billboards from the park’s abandoned days still feature the Rock-a-Hoola logo and “Discovery Waterpark”, that generic name, is to be honest, an afterthought in the story of the park.