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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› Due to the popularity of our programs, all require advanced registration. Call to schedule a private event for your group.
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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
Indoor Basic Archery
Handicapped Accessible
Saturday, Jul 30, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Sunday, Jul 31, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
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Advanced Archery Class
Get Outdoors Georgia
Saturday, Jul 30, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Saturday, Aug 20, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
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Intermediate Archery
Handicapped AccessibleGet Outdoors Georgia
Sunday, Jul 31, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Sunday, Aug 14, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Sunday, Aug 21, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
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Friends of Panola Mountain Hike
Get Outdoors Georgia
Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016 8:30 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, Aug 20, 2016 8:30 AM to 11 AM
Wednesday, Sep 7, 2016 8:30 AM to 11 AM
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Morning Mountain Hike
Saturday, Aug 6, 2016 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Sunday, Aug 7, 2016 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Saturday, Aug 27, 2016 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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Saturday Mountain Hike
Get Outdoors Georgia
Saturday, Aug 6, 2016 9 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Sep 3, 2016 9 AM to 12 PM
Intro to Tree Climbing
Get Outdoors Georgia
Saturday, Aug 6, 2016 1 PM to 5 PM
Sunday, Aug 7, 2016 1 PM to 5 PM
Sunday, Aug 14, 2016 1 PM to 5 PM
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Dog Days of Summer - Dog Day in the Park
Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 10 AM to 2 PM
Lost But Found Safe and Sound
Get Outdoors Georgia
Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 1 PM
Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 1 PM
Saturday, Oct 8, 2016 1 PM
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Moonlight Mountain Hike
Get Outdoors Georgia
Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 7 PM to 9 PM
Saturday, Oct 15, 2016 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Creature Feature
Handicapped AccessibleGet Outdoors Georgia
Saturday, Aug 27, 2016 2 PM to 3 PM
Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 2 PM to 3 PM
Labor Day Holiday Tree Climbing
Get Outdoors Georgia
Monday, Sep 5, 2016 11 AM to 4 PM
Secrets of the Mountain Wilderness Hike
Hidden Gem
Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Saturday, Oct 8, 2016 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Saturday, Nov 12, 2016 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
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ZZZ's in the Trees - Canopy Camping
Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 7 PM
Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 6 PM
Wildflowers and Wetlands -- 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
Paranormal Panola
Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Turkey Trek Night Hike
Saturday, Nov 19, 2016 5 PM to 8 PM