Corn Creek

Corn Creek Campsite
Corn Creek Spring
Corn Creek Railroad Tie Cabin
"This small cabin was constructed in the early 1920s out of railroad ties. At the turn of the 20th century, Nevada's swelling mining industry spurred a construction boom fueled by the railroad. The Las Vegas & Tonopah Railroad operated two miles from Corn Creek between 1905-1918. Water at Corn Creek served travelers - as it has for centuries - and attracted land speculators pursuing dreams of prospertiy and a better life. When mining declined, the railroad was abandoned. The ties from the tracks were discarded along its former route. Wood that once bore tons of ore, people, and supplies became building materials for the Richardson, Young, and, later, Worts families at Corn Creek. Look closely and you can see railroad spikes and old rail scars." (Desert National Wildlife Refuge)
Corn Creek Railroad Tie Cabin

The area has been used for thousands of years by Archaic people and later by the Southern Paiutes. The fossil site was discovered in 1930 by Bertha Parker Pallan (first Native American female archaeologist) when she noticed fossilized camel bones in a lake bed.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.

Located in the Desert National Wildlife Refuge.