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Panola Mountain Birthday Parties

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Birthday Parties at Panola

Birthday parties can be reserved at Panola Mountain State Park. We offer two different types of birthday party packages; Explorer Package and Adventurer Package. All party packages will include the use of the Conference Room plus tables and chairs (8am-4pm), a program of your choice, plus staff set up of the party. Provided decorations include: tablecloths, birthday banner, and themed centerpiece. Please call 770-389-7801 or email pm.naturalist@gmail.com for more information or to reserve a birthday party.

Explorer Package (recommended for ages 4-10):

  • Cost: $200
  • Package fee covers birthday child, 15 additional children, and all adults. There is an additional fee of $5 per additional child for this package.
  • Includes a 30 minute ranger-led program of your choice:
    1. Animal Antics – meet and greet some of the reptiles that call Panola home during this live animal encounter
    2. Wilderness Safari – join a park ranger on a wilderness safari where you will get to explore the park looking for evidence of animals in their natural habitat

Adventurer Package (recommended for ages 8+):

  • Cost: $350
  • Package fee covers birthday child, 10 additional children, and all adults. There is an additional fee of $10 per additional child for this package.
  • Includes a 60 minute ranger-led program of your choice:
    1. Tree Climbing – spend some time hanging from one of our climbing trees during this introductory tree climbing workshop
    2. Archery 101 – learn the basic techniques of archery on a compound bow in this introductory archery workshop

Birthdays FAQ:

Q: What is included with my birthday party reservation?
A: All parties will include: the use of the Conference Room plus tables and chairs (8am-4pm), a program of your choice, staff set up of the party area, and basic decorations (tablecloths, birthday banner, and themed centerpiece).

Q: How early in advance do I need to book our birthday party?
A: We require a minimum of one month’s notice to schedule your birthday party. However, our calendars can fill up quickly, so we recommend the sooner the better.

Q: When is payment due?
A: A full payment of the party amount is due at the time of booking in order to reserve your date. Payments can be made over the phone utilizing a credit/debit card or in person. All checks must be made payable to Panola Mountain State Park.

Q: Who will be leading the program for my child’s party?
A: One of professionally trained Interpretive Rangers will be leading the program of your choice for your child’s party.

Additional Information

All party hosts are required to fill out and submit a Birthday Request & Contract Form and submit it via email to pm.naturalist@gmail.com or via fax at 770-389-7925.


 Birthday Request Contract Form