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Panola Mountain State Park
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.  Anglers can bring their fishing poles to catch dinner at Alexander Lake. The park even 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.


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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
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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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770-389-7801

Handicapped Accessible Intermediate Archery
Friday, Sep 19, 2014 6 PM to 8 PM
Sunday, Oct 19, 2014 1 PM to 3 PM
Sunday, Oct 26, 2014 1 PM to 3 PM
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.  $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Atlanta Audubon Butterfly Workshop
Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 9 AM to 1:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Panola Mountain State Park
This class will focus on species of butterflies in the Atlanta area and Piedmont of Georgia. The workshop will begin with a classroom discussion about butterfly families and their habitats...  $30 - $50 plus $5 parking. 678-973-2437.
Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb
Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 1 PM
Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 3 PM
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 1:30 PM
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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.
Handicapped Accessible Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Sep 21, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
Sunday, Sep 21, 2014 5 PM to 7 PM
Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
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Presenter/Location: Panola Mountain State Park
Come to the nature center for indoor archery and join a certified instructor to learn the basics. All equipment provided. If you have your own equipment, cost includes an all-day archery range pass. Ages 9 and up. Arrive 15 minutes early. Call to register in advance.  $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible Women's Safety Awareness
Friday, Sep 26, 2014 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Panola Mountain State Park
Ladies, join us for this Local Law enforcement officer led class on how to keep yourself safe while at home, out on the trail, or out and about down town. Great for women of all ages, so bring your mother, daughters, and friends! There will be special safety giveaways, but space is limited...  $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Grassland Restoration Planting -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 1 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Panola Mountain State Park
Join park staff and volunteers for the third year of native wildflower planting at a significant grassland restoration area on the park. If all the plants get planted, volunteers can try their hand at removing non-native Privet and Autumn Olive from the site... 770-389-7801.
Contacts
Phil Delestrez
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