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Panola Mountain State Park
Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 770-389-7801

A NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA
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Just 15 minutes from Atlanta is a recreational haven for all ages and interests.  Visitors can picnic while children work off energy on the playground.  The park  offers archery, boat rental, geocaching, orienteering, birding and tree-climbing programs.  A paved trail is open for biking, roller blading, jogging and dog-walking, while forested fitness trails are open for hiking and running.
 
Panola Mountain is a 100-acre granite outcrop similar to Stone Mountain, but smaller and much more pristine.  Park visitors will see the outcrop and its rare ecosystem just as Native Americans did centuries ago.  Reservations are required for ranger-led hikes that teach about the rare plants and animals found in this habitat.  
 
Panola Mountain State Park is the crown jewel of the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area, one of only three National Heritage Areas in the state. The park’s unusual natural beauty and intriguing cultural changes are the basis for this special recognition. Over the years, this area has been home to early settlers, immigrant rock cutters, freed slaves and even Trappist monks. Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area is a partnership among the state of Georgia; DeKalb, Henry and Rockdale counties; the Monastery of the Holy Spirit; and numerous communities and public-private partners. Panola has also been designated a National Natural Landmark. Learn more at www.arabiaalliance.org.
 
   Panola Mountain State Park Business Plan

Park Hours:
Open Daily - 7 AM to Dusk
Nature Center Hours:
8:30 AM to 5 PM. Closed on Wednesday.
$5 parking. Annual passes available.
GeorgiaStateParks.org/PanolaMountain


FACILITIES:
    • 1,635 Acres
    • 4 Picnic Shelters ($35 - $70)
    • Conference Room (seats 50, $95) and Alexander Lake Pavilion -- contact park for reservations
    • 5 Primitive Campsites ($20) -- Half mile hike in to site. Water and restroom available in Parking Lot.
    • Nature Center and Gift Shop
    • 2 Fishing Lakes


THINGS TO DO & SEE:
    Hiking-- 2 miles of self-guided nature trails, 20 miles of PATH Foundation paved trails and guided 3.5-mile hikes to the mountain (call for reservations) .
    Bicycling and Jogging -- bike rental, access to 25-mile, paved Rockdale River and Arabia Mountain PATH Trail, Muddy Spokes Club
    Archery Range (fee, annual pass available, static and 3-D range)
    GeoCaching
    • Orienteering
    Tree Climbs
    • Fishing -- boat rental, Georgia fishing license & park permit required
    Birding
    • Paddling -- kayak, stand-up paddle board (SUP) and aquacycle rental (call for schedule)
    • Picnicking
    • Playground
    Weddings (park approval required)




WSB TV "Hidden Treasures" video:
     - Hiking at Panola (part 1)
     - Tree Climbing at Panola (part 2)

     - HLN Morning Express 3D Panola Archery



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Events
Mountain Milers Walking Club
Tuesdays 8 AM - 10 PM – May 26, 2015 
Get Outdoors GeorgiaLooking for a trail buddy? No one wants to walk alone and now you don't have to! Starting this April, Panola is offering a weekly walking program for those who want to safely exercise in the great outdoors. Every Tuesday, we'll be walking 2 miles, gradually working up to longer distances. Strollers welcome! Meet at Nature Center at 8 AM. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, May 30, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, May 30, 2015 2 PM to 4 PM
Sunday, May 31, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
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Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to brush-up on the basics or start from scratch with the guidance of a certified instructor. All equipment is provided! Ages 9 and up. Must call to register.  $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Moonlight Mountain Hike - National Trails Day!
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 8 PM to 10 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin us on National Trails Day for a ranger-led hike up Panola Mountain to enjoy the sunset over Atlanta. The moonlight will guide us down to a lakeside campfire where we'll enjoy s'mores! Bring flashlights, hiking boots and water. Ages 10 and up. Please call to register in advance. Groups of 10 or more must register for a private hike.  $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Jun 7, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
Sunday, Jun 21, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
Sunday, Jul 5, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
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Get Outdoors GeorgiaImprove your archery skills in this class that focuses on accuracy and shooting farther distances. Students must attend three basic archery classes before attending this program. Equipment is provided. Meet at the pavilion by Alexander Lake. Ages 9 and up. Must call to register and pay in advance.  $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Junior Ranger Day Camp
Weekdays 9 AM - 1 PM from Jun 8, 2015 until Jun 12, 2015 
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunThis 5-day program will introduce kids ages 6-12 to the wonders of the outdoors. Activities include hiking, frog hunting, bug catching, bird watching, craft making, geocaching, orienteering and more. Bring lunch and snacks. Apply sunscreen and bug spray each day. Register ends May 25th.  $125 per child parking included. 770-389-7801.
Pedal and Picnic at Panola Mountain
Sunday, Jun 14, 2015 11 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTake a trip through history at Panola Mountain State Park. This family-friendly bike ride will take us past a 300-million-year-old monadnock, though a historic horse barn, and to a picture perfect lake for a picnic lunch. Must register in advance to reserve your FREE 2-hour adult bike rental. Click title for details. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Junior Ranger Day Camp Week 2
Weekdays 9 AM - 1 PM from Jun 15, 2015 until Jun 19, 2015 
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunChildren aged 6-12 will have fun learning in the outdoors as they work toward earning a Junior Ranger badge. They will experience nature first-hand and explore Georgia’s fascinating history through outdoor and indoor activities. Must bring sack lunch every day. Registration ends June 1.  $125 per participant parking included. 770-389-7801.
Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb
Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 1 PM
Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 3 PM
Saturday, Jul 18, 2015 1 PM
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Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. Participants will use rope and harness for this moderately strenuous activity. One group will start at 1PM; another group will start at 3PM. Please arrive 15 minutes before each program. Participants must call to register in advance.  $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Home School Thursdays
Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunJoin a park ranger and other home schoolers during this educational program. We will be discussing different topics related to science and nature typically relating to the current season. Please register in advance. Ages 8-12 10am-12pm. Ages 13 & up 1pm-3pm.  $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Archery Camp
Weekdays 9 AM - 1 PM from Jul 6, 2015 until Jul 10, 2015 
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunDesigned with everything archery in mind, this 5-day archery camp aims to educate and engage adventurous youth. Campers (ages 9-15) will shoot basic distances inside the nature center and then move onto the lake pavilion, static range, and 3-d range. Register by June 23, 2015.  $150. 770-389-7801.
Outdoor Adventure Camp
Weekdays 9 AM - 1 PM from Jul 20, 2015 until Jul 24, 2015 
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTired of the same old summer camp? Looking for some adventure this summer? We have the solution! If you’re interested in archery, bouldering, kayaking, tree climbing, paddle boarding, outdoor living skills, and more, this is the camp for you. Ages 9-15. Must register by July 6.  $150. 770-389-7801.
Address/Directions
Panola Mountain State Park
2600 Highway 155, SW
Stockbridge, GA 30281
Henry County


GPS Coordinates:
N 33.623400 | W -084.172800

Located 18 miles southeast of Atlanta on Ga. Hwy. 155 via I-20 exit #68.

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Panola Mountain State Park
2600 Highway 155, SW
Stockbridge, GA 30281 A 100-acre granite monadnock similar to Stone Mountain gives Panola its name. Ranger-led hikes, a pa...
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Make reservations using the options above or call 1-800-864-7275 (Monday-Friday, 8AM-8PM; Saturday-Sunday, 9AM-5PM EST).
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