Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
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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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
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Phone
770-389-7801

Stewardship Saturday
Saturday, Jan 31, 2015 9 AM to 1 PM
Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 9 AM to 1 PM
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 9 AM to 1 PM
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Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Panola Mountain State Park
Join us as we partner with the South River Watershed Alliance to help clean-up and restore native vegetation to the bank of the South River. Wear work shoes and long pants and bring gloves and a water bottle. Meet at Alexander Lakes Area Parking Lot. Registration in advance required. 770-389-7801.
Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Jan 31, 2015 5 PM to 7 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Panola Mountain State Park
Join us on a 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...  $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Feb 1, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
Sunday, Feb 8, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
Sunday, Feb 22, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
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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.
Handicapped Accessible Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Feb 7, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Feb 7, 2015 2 PM to 4 PM
Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
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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.
Valentines Day Singles Hike
Friday, Feb 13, 2015 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Panola Mountain State Park
Still looking for that special someone to spend Valentine‚Äôs Day with? Ditch the ice cream and couch and come to Panola. Still getting over an ex? Bring a picture to burn for a fresh start...  $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Atlanta Audubon Society Bird Walk at Vaughter's Farm
Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Presenter/Location: Panola Mountain State Park
Bring your binoculars for this gentle hike through the park's Power of Flight area. Basic identification techniques and common birds will be discussed. Good for all ages. We recommend long pants and sleeves. Meet at Vaughter's Farm Meadow Loop parking area. Call to register in advance... $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Valentine's Day Couples Hike
Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Panola Mountain State Park
Looking for something new to do with your valentine? Bring them to Panola Mountain for a moderately strenuous mountain hike. Looking for more fun? Compete with your partner in a series of team building games to see who knows their companion best...  $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb
Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 1 PM
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 1 PM
Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 1 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.
Atlanta Audubon Society Bird Walk
Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 9 AM to 11 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: Panola Mountain State Park
Bring your binoculars for this gentle hike through the park's Power of Flight area. Basic identification techniques and common birds will be discussed. Good for all ages. We recommend long pants and sleeves. Meet Alexander Lakes parking area. Call to register in advance... $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Monadnock Madness 2014
Sunday, Mar 1, 2015 until Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Panola Mountain State Park
Just 30 minutes east of Atlanta you can see vernal pools, snorkelwort, and diamorpha at our local monadnocks. In March, you can experience these unique places first-hand through guided hikes and events at Arabia, Panola, and Stone Mountain... $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible Reptile Day at Panola Mountain
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 9 AM to 3 PM
Tons of FunPresenter/Location: Panola Mountain State Park
Are you in love with lizards? Silly for snakes? Head-over-heals for herpetofauna? Or maybe you just think they're neat. Learn about and meet fascinating reptiles from our own backyards and even around the world...  $3. Kids younger than 3 are free. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Contacts
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