Many people have seen this. It’s the abandoned water park that sits in desolate tranquility in the desert on the 15 between Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Having gone back and forth between the two many times, I had seen it hiding there in plain sight. Little did I know, it’s open to visit. There are no fences to keep people out, and there are no “no trespassing” signs to be found. Though the water park sits right next to the highway, it’s a 3 mile drive from the closest exit. Luckily, it’s on google maps, so you can easily navigate right up to it. You can park by the entrance, and it is a short walk into the action.
Please keep in mind, especially in the summer months: Stay hydrated! You are in the desert! Don’t forget that. Keep your stay here brief.
Enter into the Water Park
As you enter the Rock-a-Hoola park, you will see countless billboards. That’s how you can tell you’re in the right place! These billboards are constantly changing their appearance, as vandals spray-paint new designs on them all the time. As you pass the billboards and follow the old pavement walkway in, you will find the remains of stores and buildings that lead up to the entrance to the park. All of these stores have been gutted, and they are vibrant with graffiti. The large “Waterpark” sign over the turnstiles still exists, and it’s mostly intact. Immediately behind it is a dried-up fountain surrounded by more stores. I highly recommend you stand in the center where the fountain is and take in all the sights of the 360 degrees around you.