Pictures taken Oct 2009
Lake Dolores will forever like on in the hearts and minds of the many whom experienced it. In many ways, Its also living on by the people whom have drove by over the years. I’m sure curiosity got the best of them and they digged for information while learning the history of Lake Dolores. I’m sure they were intrigued, just like I was and wondered how could such a great place shut down and go dormant & abandoned for so many years. This was once the “Fun Spot In The Desert” now it sits vacant with only distant memories left to fill the buildings and walkways of something that once was.
When I finally stepped foot in the place it was amazing. I had contacted a friend earlier that day and we agreed to meet out there. Turns out he was doing a UE Documentary. During the whole time walking around the ground of Lake D Resort, He was interviewing me. It felt great to share some of my UE experiences over the past years. I had always wanted to stop at Lake D, but never did. Confirmed Rumors of security with dogs didn’t really make me want to venture out there. So finally when curiosity got the best of me, I went. What I brought back are the photos to share with you.
This use to be a place of happiness and fun, and now it just nothing but remains of what used to be. This place always intrigued me. My first visit their capped a 3 day California trip of nothing but awesome locations. Not vandalized very heavily, this place looks to be gone for good. Even recently the lake looks to be drying up. Every now and then over the years when new owners took over it brought a glimmer of hope. Unfortunately, nothing has ever evolved. It has changed hands multiple times over the years. I know my friend and I were in the park just a few short weeks after the slides were taken out. The slides being taken out put the final knife in the heart of Lake Delores. Recently, this place has been getting published in alot of magazines locally. I’m guessing that pretty soon due to all the coverage, someone is going to be an idiot and vandalize this place to the ground. I’m hoping that doesn’t happen. I’m currently planning my last trip to Lake D. I hope to come back with another story and amazing photos to share.
It would have been nice for someone over the last few years to realize the potential this place has. Now, Las Vegas has no waterpark. Wet & Wild’s lease expired and they we’re forced to move out after their 20 year lease was done. So Las Vegans are now living in one hot city with no waterpark anywhere near here. This place could be thriving right now, go for a weekend and camp out and enjoy the lake and park.
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There is even a Documentary currently in production, Please see the link here for more info : Waterpark Movie
For more info, continue on to the wikipedia link :
Lake Dolores Wikipedia