Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
NOTICE: Beginning December 16th, 2015, Alexander Lake will be drawn down to allow for dam repairs. The lake will return to normal pending on the completion of these repairs.  We apologize for the inconvenience of this necessary improvement. Please call the park office for questions.
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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
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Upcoming Events
Indoor Basic Archery
Handicapped Accessible
Saturday, Dec 5, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Sunday, Dec 6, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
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Advanced Archery Class
Get Outdoors Georgia
Sunday, Dec 6, 2015 2 PM to 4 PM
Sunday, Dec 13, 2015 2 PM to 4 PM
Sunday, Dec 20, 2015 2 PM to 4 PM
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Secrets of the Mountain Wilderness Hike
Get Outdoors Georgia
Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Holiday Elf Hike
Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 10:30 AM
Intermediate Archery
Handicapped AccessibleGet Outdoors Georgia
Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 2 PM to 4 PM
Saturday, Dec 19, 2015 2 PM to 4 PM
Saturday, Jan 2, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
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Atlanta Audubon Society Bird Walk at Vaughter's Farm
Friday, Dec 18, 2015 9 AM to 11 AM
Friday, Jan 8, 2016 9 AM to 11 AM
Friday, Feb 12, 2016 8 AM to 10 AM
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Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb
Get Outdoors Georgia
Saturday, Dec 19, 2015 1 PM
Saturday, Dec 19, 2015 3 PM
Moonlight Mountain Hike
Get Outdoors Georgia
Saturday, Dec 19, 2015 4:50 PM to 7 PM
First Day Hike
Get Outdoors Georgia
Friday, Jan 1, 2016 10 AM to 5:30 PM
MLK Day of Service
Get Outdoors Georgia
Monday, Jan 18, 2016 9 AM to 1 PM
Monadnock Madness 2016
Get Outdoors Georgia
Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016 until Thursday, Mar 31, 2016
Reptile Day at Panola Mountain
Handicapped Accessible
Saturday, Mar 12, 2016 9 AM to 3 PM
Eggciting Hike Hunt
Saturday, Mar 26, 2016 10 AM to 11 AM

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