Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
  • Web Banner - 2015 Treasures Along I-20
ZIP SEARCH:  go  
Panola Mountain State Park
A NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA
Check Last Minute Availability

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

Directions

GPS Coordinates:
N 33.623400 | W -084.172800

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

Address
2600 Highway 155, SW
Stockbridge, GA 30281
Henry County
BLUE-A-1
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...
View Details


  33.62318
Panola Mountain State Park

Print VersionBookmark and Share

 


Phone
770-389-7801

Panola Mountaintop Hike
Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Jul 18, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: Panola Mountain State Park
See 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...  $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
4th of July Fireworks Hike -- FULL
Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 8 PM to 10 PM
Tons of FunPresenter/Location: Panola Mountain State Park
Slow down this July 4th and join a ranger for a leisurely stroll to the top of Panola Mountain. As the sun sets we will enjoy a panoramic view of Stone Mountain and Atlanta's Independence Day Celebrations from a distance. Bring water, bug spray, and a flashlight for the walk back down the mountain...  $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Jul 5, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
Sunday, Jul 26, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
Sunday, Aug 2, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
More Dates...
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Panola Mountain State Park
Improve 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.
Archery Camp
Weekdays 9 AM - 1 PM from Jul 6, 2015 until Jul 10, 2015 
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: Panola Mountain State Park
Designed 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.
Handicapped Accessible Dog Obedience Course
Thursdays 7 PM - 9 PM – Jul 9, 2015 until Jul 30, 2015 
Tons of FunPresenter/Location: Panola Mountain State Park
Are 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...  $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 GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Panola Mountain State Park
Want 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...  $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
More Dates...
Presenter/Location: Panola Mountain State Park
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...  $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb
Saturday, Jul 18, 2015 1 PM
Saturday, Jul 18, 2015 3 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Panola Mountain State Park
Join 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.
Outdoor Adventure Camp
Weekdays 9 AM - 1 PM from Jul 20, 2015 until Jul 24, 2015 
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Panola Mountain State Park
Tired 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.
Contacts
Phil Delestrez
Hard Labor State Park

Free Mobile App! eNews GeorgiaAmerica's State Parks