Rock-a-Hoola water Park, Mojave Desert, CA

Posted by Bradley L. Garrett on Friday May 1, 2009 Under Archaeology, Cultural Geography, Film, Urban Exploration

After two months of presenting, travelling and doing fieldwork in various locations, I have a 2-month long 3-in-1 report for the site. On March 26th, I presented a paper entitled Submerged Tribal Memory: the Case of the Winnemem Wintu at the 2009 American Association of Geographers conference. Despite some minor technical difficulties, the presentation went well. Check that off the list!

On the way back from Vegas, I stopped at the abandoned Rock-a Hoola Water park in the Mojave Desert smack dab in between Las Vegas and Los Angeles for a little bit of UE with sYnOnYx, a Las Vegas explorer. The park closed down in 2004 and is an eerie explore despite the recent removal of the slides form the park in recent years. Before the removal of the slides, the park was on an episode of MTV’s Rob and Big where they skate it:

With slightly less daring, I returned with my own photos:

So, with that little post, we are nowhere near up to date! I will play more catch up soon!


4 Responses to “Rock-a-Hoola water Park, Mojave Desert, CA”

  1. Dawn Says:

    Hey Bradley,

    Couldn’t find an email address for you so I’m dropping a message here. How is the documentary and on the Rock A Hoola Water Park going? I am a producer in the beginning stages of my own documentary about the subject. I would hate to duplicate efforts, if you’re still doing yours. Is the project still alive and if so is a full length or a short? Thanks

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  3. Pavle Jones Says:

    that shit was never open was it? i remember cruzing by in 98' and that shit was a ghost town