Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites

Panola Mountain State Park

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"Home to a rare, pristine monadnock, Panola Mountain State Park provides you an oasis near Metro Atlanta to play, unwind, learn or discover the diverse natural and cultural heritage of the piedmont region."

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
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Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Nov 28, 2015 10 AM - 12 PM

Saturday Mountain Hike
Saturday, Dec 5, 2015 1 PM - 4 PM

Advanced Archery Class
Sunday, Dec 6, 2015 2 PM - 4 PM

Panola Mountain State Park 4-Miler
Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 8:30 AM - 11 AM

Secrets of the Mountain Wilderness Hike
Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Holiday Elf Hike
Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 10:30 AM

Intermediate Archery
Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 2 PM - 4 PM

Home School Thursdays
Thursday, Dec 17, 2015 2 PM - 4 PM

Atlanta Audubon Society Bird Walk at Vaughter's Farm
Friday, Dec 18, 2015 9 AM - 11 AM

Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb
Saturday, Dec 19, 2015 1 PM

Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Dec 19, 2015 4:50 PM - 7 PM

First Day Hike
Friday, Jan 1, 2016 - Saturday, Jan 2, 2016 10 AM - 5:30 AM
Friday, Jan 1, 2016 10 AM - 5:30 PM

MLK Day of Service
Monday, Jan 18, 2016 9 AM - 1 PM

Valentine's Day Couples Hike
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Monadnock Madness 2016
Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016 - Thursday, Mar 31, 2016

Reptile Day at Panola Mountain
Saturday, Mar 12, 2016 9 AM - 3 PM

Eggciting Hike Hunt
Saturday, Mar 26, 2016 10 AM - 11 AM

2620 Highway 155, SW
Stockbridge, GA 30281

GPS Coordinates:
N 33.623400 | W -084.172800

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

(770) 389-7801

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