National and State Register

Derry Mining Site Camp

Lake County

Although a large rambling, log and wood frame building on the approximately 8½-acre site dates from earlier ranching operations, the property primarily reflects its association with the mining activities occurring there from 1906 to 1923.  Ditches, ponds, and tailings piles continue to dot the landscape.

A view of a lake on the camping reflecting the brush and mountains above.

Derry Mining Site Camp

The circa 1916 log cabins were constructed to house workers hired in conjunction with the operation of the Derry Dredge.  This large "mountain boat" was assembled at the site in 1915 to operate along Corske Creek.  Circa 1923, it was relocated to Box Creek.  The dredge was dismantled in 1926 and subsequently shipped to South America.  The property is associated with the Mining Industry in Colorado Multiple Property Submission.