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Do you remember that special climbing tree? The special tree outside your bedroom window, or that spooky tree down the street in the empty lot, or the ancient tree in Grandma’s backyard? Remember that giant canopy that called you up into its branches? Freedom, excitement, a rush of adrenaline and the thrill of adventure; our reasons for climbing today are still the same.
Tree Top Excursions are about safely having fun exploring our natural environment and learning about ourselves in the process. Experience Canopy-Adventure-Research-Educational Technical Tree Climbing (CARE TTC), the type of rope assisted technical tree climbing offered at Panola Mountain State Park. Panola Mountain Grove’s featured tree is "Naomi Ruth". This noble tree is a Southern Red Oak that tops out around 100 feet.
Come experience this unique program in one of our most spectacular Georgia state parks.
Wild Climbs are for those who like their fun off the beaten path. Climbers will leave established climbing groves and strike off to the unknown backcountry to access wild trees of the forest or swamp. This allows climbers excellent opportunities to expand their wilderness experience, and gives naturalists access to the arboreal canopy for exploration and research. Come experience Panola Mountain State Park wilderness from a whole new perspective – the treetop canopy!
For more information on exact dates and times these climbs are offered, please call the Panola Mountain State Park Nature Center at 770-389-7801 or check out our online calendar at GeorgiaStateParks.org.
We would like to thank Sherrill Tree for their Matching Fund Grant. This generous grant provides our program with funds in the form of gear, and equipment for CARE TTC activities.
Panola Mountain State Park would also like to thank Tree Climbing USA, Tree Trek Adventures and Tree Climber's Coalition for providing assistance and guidance in the development of groves and tree climbing areas.