It is a modern administrative construction, formed from two older towns, Springlands and Skeldon, and several villages which were named, or rather numbered (e.g. '78'), after their sugar plantations, owned by Bookers.
Corriverton has a mixed population of Hindus, Christians and Muslims living together. It is the site of many mosques, temples and churches, and has an excellent educational system.
Hotels in the town include the Paraton Inn, Mahogany Hotel, Riverton Suites, Hotel Malinmar, the Swiss Guest House and many others. Corriverton is very economical for tourists.
Since 1998, the CANAWAIMA ferry connects Moleson Creek, 10km southy of Corriverton, with South Drain in Surinam. This is the only legal connection between the two countries, but before the repavement of the road many travelers preferred to take a back-track route.