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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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Archery Camp
Weekdays 9 AM - 1 PM from Jul 7, 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.
Dog Days of Summer
Wednesday, Jul 8, 2015 10 AM to 2 PM
Tons of FunHot dog, summer's almost over! Time for one last day in the park with your family, and that means Fido too. Panola Mountain is partnering with Ga. DNR Search and Rescue, local animal shelters, and Friends of SAR to bring you a dog friendly day of fun. Click title for more details. Event is being held at Alexander Lake side of park. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible Dog Obedience Course
Thursdays 7 PM - 9 PM – Jul 9, 2015 until Jul 30, 2015 
Tons of FunAre you and your pooch ready for the dog-days of summer? Maybe Fido needs to learn a few manners before vacation time. If so, enroll your best friend in this 6 week, tail-wagging training course. Taught by DNR Search & Rescue expert, Dianne Stone, you and your pup are sure to learn some new tricks. The first class is free. Must register in advance.  $50 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible Summer Campfire Series
Fridays 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM – Jul 10, 2015 until Jul 31, 2015 
Get Outdoors GeorgiaWant the camping experience without the commitment? Join a Panola Ranger every Friday night this summer for campfire fun! We’ll cover a variety of topics, including: fire building and safety, storytelling, cooking, group games, and how to make the perfect s’more. Come enjoy the ambiance and good company, before the summer slips away. Sign-up today!  $2 per person. $5 per family. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 10 AM to 2 PM
Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 2 PM to 4 PM
Saturday, Jul 18, 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.
Panola Mountaintop Hike
Saturday, Jul 18, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunSee Panola Mountain up close as a volunteer explains the reasons why the mountain is protected and what we can all do to preserve the natural beauty of granite outcrops. Bring sturdy shoes, water, bug spray, and your camera. The hike generally lasts 2-3 hours. Register in advance. Supports Friends of Panola.  $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb
Saturday, Jul 18, 2015 1 PM
Saturday, Jul 18, 2015 3 PM
Saturday, Aug 15, 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, very unique activity. Please arrive 15 minutes before each program. Participants must call to register in advance. Ages 8 and up.  $15 plus $5 parking. 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.
Handicapped Accessible Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Jul 26, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
Sunday, Aug 2, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
Sunday, Aug 16, 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.
Once in a Blue Moon Hike
Friday, Jul 31, 2015 8 PM to 10 PM
Tons of FunOnce in a blue moon... there's a Blue Moon. And what better place to view it than from the top of Panola Mountain! Join this Ranger lead hike to watch the sun set behind the Atlanta skyline as the full, blue moon rises. We will end with a campfire and s'mores. Must Register in advance. Ages 10 and up for this moderately strenuous hike.  $10 plus $5 parking. 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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