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Panola Mountain State Park

LAKE NOTICE: Both lakes have been lowered for maintenance and dam inspection. The Upper Lake is expected to be re-filled as soon as repairs can ensure the dam’s safety. Plans for the Lower Lake are contingent on assessment results. Both lakes remain open for fishing. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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A National Heritage Area
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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

Holiday Elf Hike
Saturday, Dec 17, 2016 10 AM - 12 PM

Wildflowers in the Pasture
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 9 AM - 1 PM

Archery Camp
Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 9 AM - 1 PM
Thursday, Jun 30, 2016 9 AM - 1 PM
Friday, Jul 1, 2016 9 AM - 1 PM

Saturday Mountain Hike
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 9 AM - 12 PM

Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 10 AM - 12 PM

Advanced Archery Class
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 2 PM - 4 PM

Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Jul 3, 2016 2 PM - 4 PM

4th of July Fireworks Hike
Monday, Jul 4, 2016 8 PM - 11 PM

Lost But Found Safe and Sound
Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 1 PM

Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Jul 16, 2016 1 PM - 5 PM

Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Jul 16, 2016 8 PM - 10 PM

Creature Feature
Saturday, Jul 23, 2016 2 PM - 3 PM

Dog Days of Summer - Dog Day in the Park
Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 10 AM - 2 PM

Secrets of the Mountain Wilderness Hike
Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

ZZZ's in the Trees - Canopy Camping
Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 7 PM

Wildflowers and Lake Cleanup -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 9 AM - 1 PM

Trunk-O-Treat for Halloween
Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 2 PM - 4 PM

Paranormal Panola
Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Turkey Trek Night Hike
Saturday, Nov 19, 2016 5 PM - 8 PM

2620 Highway 155 SW
Stockbridge, GA 30281


GPS Coordinates:

N 33.623400 | W -084.172800

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

(770) 389-7801

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