WATERSHED TRAIL CLOSED: The Watershed Trail is closed for repairs and maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience, but hope you will enjoy our other trails and return to hike the improved Watershed Trail. 
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. 

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A National Heritage Area
» Hiking Notice:
» Ranger-led guided hikes are required to access the mountain itself. 
» Dogs are welcome on public trails as long as they remain on a 6-foot leash. Pets are not permitted in the conservation area. 
» 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
Guided Mountain Hike and Wildflowers
Get Outdoors Georgia
Saturday, May 27, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Sunday, May 28, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Monday, May 29, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Moonlight Mountain Hike: National Trails Day
Get Outdoors Georgia
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 8 PM to 10 PM
Moonlight Mountain Hike
Get Outdoors Georgia
Friday, Jun 9, 2017 8 PM to 10 PM
Saturday, Jul 8, 2017 8 PM to 10 PM
Moonlight Mountain Hike - Get Outdoors Day
Get Outdoors Georgia
Saturday, Jun 10, 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
More Dates...
Reptile Day at Panola Mountain
Handicapped Accessible
Saturday, Jun 17, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
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
More Dates...
ZZZ's in the Trees: Canopy Camping
Saturday, Jun 24, 2017 6 PM
Friday, Sep 15, 2017 6 PM
4th of July Fireworks Hike
Sunday, Jul 2, 2017 8 PM to 10:30 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