Rising River Waters Can Kill!
Watch for rapidly rising river levels on the Chattahoochee River and its tributaries. Water released from dams and heavy rain can turn a day on the river into a tragedy! More »
Call for Water Release Schedule
With colder temperatures you can expect longer and more frequent water releases. For water release schedule info, call 1-855-DAM-FLOW (1-855-326-3569) for Buford Dam and 404-329-1455 for Morgan Falls Dam. Save numbers to your cell! More »
Youth Conservation Corps
2013 Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Program
There will be six young adults selected by lottery for the nonresidential 2013 YCC crew at the park. While the corps members will spend most of their time on work projects they will also learn about the environmental and cultural resources found in the park.
All corps members will be paid by direct deposit to their designated bank. Corps members must submit banking information prior to the first day of work.
Conditions of Employment
The following are conditions of employment. Immediate termination of employment will result if these directives are not followed.Alcohol & Illegal Drugs
Alcohol or illegal drug use or possession is prohibited. Any corps member under the influence or in possession of alcohol or illegal drugs during work hours will be referred to a law enforcement park ranger. For your own safety corps members are required to provide a written list of their current medications prior to participation in the program.Harassment
Verbal or physical harassment is prohibited. To maintain an appropriate work place, corps members are not permitted to exhibit physical signs of affection toward other corps members or acquaintances while at work.Weapons
Weapons are prohibited during working hours. Knives with blades over 6 inches long are prohibited during work hours.Smoking
Smoking is prohibited at work sites, job sites, while in park facilities, and while in vehicles.
How to Apply
To apply for the 2013 Summer YCC Program at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, complete the YCC Application Packet and send to the park by certified mail, fax, or e-mail. Application packets will not be returned, make a photo copy for your records before submitting. Incomplete application packets will not be considered!
DEADLINE: Application Packet must be received no later than May 4, 2013.
Enrollee selections will be made using a random method, and applicants will be notified of their status by e-mail.
Did You Know?
The Island Ford Visitor Contact Station was once the Summer family home of former Georgia Superior Court Judge Samuel Hewlett. Construction began in the 1930's, using timber from the Okeefenokee Swamp and stone from Stone Mountain, taking six years to complete.