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NOTICE: Until further notice, the Upper Alexander Lake dam is closed to all foot and cycle traffic for repair. For the safety of all guests, please remain off the dam. Path usage and fishing is still encouraged on the upper half of the Alexander Lake Loop. Please call the park office for questions.
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 www.arabiaalliance.org.
 
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Upcoming Events
Atlanta Audubon Society Bird Walk at Vaughter's Farm
Friday, Feb 12, 2016 8 AM to 10 AM
Friday, Mar 11, 2016 8 AM to 10 AM
Friday, Apr 8, 2016 8 AM to 10 AM
Stewardship Saturday
Get Outdoors Georgia
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 9 AM to 1 PM
Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 9 AM to 1 PM
Saturday, Mar 19, 2016 9 AM to 1 PM
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Secrets of the Mountain Wilderness Hike
Hidden Gem
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Indoor Basic Archery
Handicapped Accessible
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
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Intermediate Archery
Handicapped AccessibleGet Outdoors Georgia
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Saturday, Mar 5, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
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Valentine's Day Cupid Shoot
Handicapped Accessible
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 5 PM to 7 PM
Advanced Archery Class
Get Outdoors Georgia
Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Sunday, Feb 28, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Sunday, Mar 6, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Get Outdoors Georgia
Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 1 PM to 5 PM
Saturday, Mar 19, 2016 1 PM to 5 PM
Saturday, Apr 16, 2016 1 PM to 5 PM
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Moonlight Mountain Hike
Get Outdoors Georgia
Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 5 PM to 7 PM
Monadnock Madness 2016
Get Outdoors Georgia
Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016 until Thursday, Mar 31, 2016
Triple Hike Challenge: Monadnock Madness
Get Outdoors Georgia
Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Saturday, Mar 5, 2016 1 PM to 7 PM
Saturday, Mar 19, 2016 2:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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Landscape, Macro, and Wildlife Photography 101
Get Outdoors Georgia
Sunday, Mar 6, 2016 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Saturday, Mar 19, 2016 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Arabia/Panola Bike Ride
Get Outdoors Georgia
Sunday, Mar 6, 2016 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Reptile Day at Panola Mountain
Handicapped Accessible
Saturday, Mar 12, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
Eggciting Hike Hunt
Saturday, Mar 26, 2016 10 AM to 11 AM
3rd Annual Archery Tournament
Saturday, Apr 9, 2016 8 AM
Rivers Alive Cleanup
Get Outdoors Georgia
Saturday, Apr 9, 2016 9 AM
Archery Camp
Get Outdoors Georgia
Monday, Jun 27, 2016 9 AM to 1 PM
4th of July Fireworks Hike
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 8 PM to 11 PM
Dog Days of Summer - Dog Day in the Park
Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 10 AM to 2 PM
ZZZ's in the Trees - Canopy Camping
Saturday & Sunday 7 PM from Sep 10, 2016 until Sep 11, 2016 
Wildflowers in the Pasture - Your State Parks Day
Get Outdoors Georgia
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 9 AM to 1 PM
Trunk-O-Treat for Halloween
Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Turkey Trek Night Hike
Saturday, Nov 19, 2016 5 PM to 8 PM

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