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
» Hiking Notice:
» Ranger-led guided hikes are required to access the mountain itself. 
› For animals' safety, pets are not allowed on certain trails at Panola Mountain.
» Programs:
› Due to the popularity of our programs, all require advanced registration. Call to schedule a private event for your group.
 Group Contracts:
Archery
Educational
Recreational
Tree Climbing
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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.

Upcoming Events
Atlanta Audubon Society Bird Walk
Get Outdoors Georgia
Friday, Dec 9, 2016 9 AM to 11:30 AM
Secrets of the Mountain Wilderness Hike
Hidden Gem
Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Stewardship Saturday - Rivercane Restoration
Get Outdoors Georgia
Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Saturday, Dec 17, 2016 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Indoor Basic Archery
Handicapped Accessible
Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Dec 17, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Sunday, Dec 18, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
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Wilderness Survival Course
Get Outdoors Georgia
Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 1 PM to 4 PM
Saturday, Jan 14, 2017 1 PM to 4 PM
Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 1 PM to 4 PM
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Advanced Archery Class
Get Outdoors Georgia
Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Saturday, Dec 17, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Saturday, Dec 24, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
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Moonlight Mountain Hike
Get Outdoors Georgia
Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Intermediate Archery
Handicapped AccessibleGet Outdoors Georgia
Sunday, Dec 11, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Sunday, Dec 18, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Sunday, Dec 25, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
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Friends of Panola Mountain Extended Hike
Get Outdoors Georgia
Saturday, Dec 17, 2016 9 AM to 2 PM
Saturday, Jan 21, 2017 9 AM to 2 PM
Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 9 AM to 2 PM
Intro to Tree Climbing
Get Outdoors Georgia
Saturday, Dec 17, 2016 1 PM to 5 PM
Holiday Elf Hike
Saturday, Dec 17, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
First Day Hike
Get Outdoors Georgia
Sunday, Jan 1, 2017 9 AM to 11:30 AM
Sunday, Jan 1, 2017 10 AM to 12:30 PM
Sunday, Jan 1, 2017 11 AM to 1:30 PM
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MLK Day of Service
Get Outdoors Georgia
Monday, Jan 16, 2017 10 AM
Valentine's Day Couples Hike
Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Valentine's Day Cupid Shoot
Handicapped Accessible
Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 6 PM to 8 PM
Reptile Day at Panola Mountain
Handicapped Accessible
Saturday, Apr 1, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Eggciting Hike Hunt
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Archery Camp
Get Outdoors Georgia
Monday, Jun 12, 2017 9 AM to 1 PM
Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 9 AM to 1 PM
Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017 9 AM to 1 PM
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Outdoor Adventure Camp
Soak It In
Monday, Jun 19, 2017 9 AM to 1 PM
Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017 9 AM to 1 PM
Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 9 AM to 1 PM
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