Atlanta Metro / Stockbridge

Panola Mountain State Park

2600 Hwy 155 S.W.
Stockbridge, GA 30281

770-389-7801 | 800-864-7275
  • Panola Mountain State Park

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  • Panola Mountain paved hiking & biking trail.

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  • Panola Mountain nature viewing

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  • Panola Mountain Tree Climbing

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  • Panola Mountain fishing on Alexander Lake

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  • Panola Mountain Archery Range

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  • Panola Mountain picnicking

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  • Panola Mountain playground

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  • Panola Mountain Alexander Lake

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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. Anglers can bring their fishing poles to catch dinner at Alexander Lake. The park even 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 and is the crown jewel of the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area, one of only three National Heritage Areas in the state.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM
    Monday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM
    Tuesday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM
    Wednesday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM
    Thursday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM
    Friday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM
    Saturday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Daily ParkPass $5.00


    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter, Public Restrooms

    General Information


    Near Interstate Highway


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Dog Obedience Course

    Dog Obedience Course

    05/07/2015 - 05/28/2015

    Are you and your pooch ready for the dog-days of summer? Maybe Fido needs to learn a few manners before vacation time. If so, enroll your best friend in this six week, tail-wagging training course! Taught by Search and Rescue expert, Dianne Stone, you and your pup are sure to learn some new tricks. First class is free. Must register in advance.

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  • Intermediate Archery

    Intermediate Archery

    05/24/2015 - 08/02/2015

    Improve your archery skills in this class that focuses on accuracy and shooting farther distances. Students must attend three basic archery classes before attending this program. Equipment is provided. Meet at the pavilion by Alexander Lake. Ages 9 and up. Must call to register and pay in advance.

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  • Indoor Basic Archery

    Indoor Basic Archery

    05/25/2015 - 08/01/2015

    Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to brush-up on the basics or start from scratch with the guidance of a certified instructor. All equipment is provided! Ages 9 and up. Must call to register.


    Saturday, May 23, 2015
    10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

    Monday, May 25, 2015
    2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

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  • Moonlight Mountain Hike - National Trails Day!

    Moonlight Mountain Hike - National Trails Day!

    06/06/2015 - 06/06/2015

    Join us on National Trails Day for a ranger-led hike up Panola Mountain to enjoy the sunset over Atlanta. The moonlight will guide us down to a lakeside campfire where we'll enjoy s'mores! Bring flashlights, hiking boots and water. Ages 10 and up. Please call to register in advance. Groups of 10 or more must register for a private hike.

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  • Pedal and Picnic at Panola Mountain

    Pedal and Picnic at Panola Mountain

    06/14/2015 - 06/14/2015

    Take a trip through history at Panola Mountain State Park. This family-friendly bike ride will take us past a 300-million-year-old monadnock, though a historic horse barn, and to a picture perfect lake for a picnic lunch. Must register in advance to reserve your free two-hour adult bike rental. Click title for details.

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  • Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb

    Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb

    06/20/2015 - 07/18/2015

    Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. Participants will use a rope and harness for this moderately strenuous activity. One group will start at 1 p.m.; another group will start at 3 p.m. Please arrive 15 minutes before each program. Participants must call to register in advance.


    Saturday, June 20, 2015
    1 p.m. - 12 a.m.
    3 p.m. - 12 a.m.

    Saturday, July 18, 2015
    1 p.m. - 12 a.m.
    3 p.m. - 12 a.m.

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  • Archery Camp

    Archery Camp

    07/06/2015 - 07/10/2015

    Designed with everything archery in mind, this 5-day archery camp aims to educate and engage adventurous youth. Campers (ages 9-15) will shoot basic distances inside the nature center and then move onto the lake pavilion, static range, and 3-d range. Register by June 23, 2015.

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