TRAIL CLOSURE: The Watershed Trail will be closed until further notice for repairs and maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience, but hope you will continue to enjoy our other trails and return to hike the new and improved Watershed Trail in the future. Thank you for pardoning our progress.
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
Friends of Panola Mountain Extended Hike
Get Outdoors Georgia
Saturday, Jan 21, 2017 9 AM to 2 PM
Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 9 AM to 2 PM
Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 9 AM to 2 PM
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Stewardship Saturday - Rivercane Restoration
Get Outdoors Georgia
Saturday, Jan 21, 2017 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
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Indoor Basic Archery
Handicapped Accessible
Saturday, Jan 21, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Sunday, Jan 22, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Get Outdoors Georgia
Saturday, Jan 21, 2017 1 PM to 5 PM
Sunday, Jan 22, 2017 1 PM to 5 PM
Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 1 PM to 5 PM
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Advanced Archery Class
Get Outdoors Georgia
Saturday, Jan 21, 2017 2 PM to 4 PM
Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 2 PM to 4 PM
Saturday, Feb 4, 2017 2 PM to 4 PM
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Intermediate Archery
Handicapped AccessibleGet Outdoors Georgia
Sunday, Jan 22, 2017 2 PM to 4 PM
Sunday, Jan 29, 2017 2 PM to 4 PM
Sunday, Feb 5, 2017 2 PM to 4 PM
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Wilderness Survival Course
Get Outdoors Georgia
Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 1 PM to 4 PM
Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 1 PM to 4 PM
Saturday, Feb 25, 2017 1 PM to 4 PM
Moonlight Mountain Hike
Get Outdoors Georgia
Saturday, Feb 4, 2017 5 PM to 7 PM
Friday, Feb 10, 2017 8 PM to 10 PM
Saturday, Mar 11, 2017 6 PM to 8 PM
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Atlanta Audubon Society Bird Walk
Get Outdoors Georgia
Friday, Feb 10, 2017 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Friday, Apr 14, 2017 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Valentine's Day Singles Archery
Handicapped Accessible
Friday, Feb 10, 2017 6 PM to 8 PM
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
Atlanta Audubon Society Bird Walk at Vaughter's Farm
Friday, Mar 10, 2017 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Eggciting Hike Hunt
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Reptile Day at Panola Mountain
Handicapped Accessible
Saturday, May 20, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Moonlight Mountain Hike
Get Outdoors Georgia
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 8 PM to 10 PM
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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4th of July Fireworks Hike
Sunday, Jul 2, 2017 8 PM to 10:30 PM
ZZZ's in the Trees: Canopy Camping
Friday, Sep 15, 2017 6 PM
Wildflowers and Wetlands
Get Outdoors GeorgiaSoak It In
Saturday, Sep 23, 2017 9 AM to 1 PM
Trunk-O-Treat for Halloween
Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 2 PM to 4 PM
Turkey Trek Night Hike
Saturday, Nov 18, 2017 4 AM to 7:30 AM
Holiday Elf Hike
Saturday, Dec 23, 2017 2 PM to 4 PM