Atlanta Metro / Stockbridge

Panola Mountain State Park

2620 Hwy. 155 SW
Stockbridge, GA 30281

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

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  • Panola Mountain Archery Range

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  • Panola Mountain playground

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  • Panola Mountain paved hiking & biking trail.

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  • Panola Mountain Tree Climbing

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  • Panola Mountain picnicking

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  • Panola Mountain nature viewing

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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

    Activities

    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Gift Shop, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter, Public Restrooms, Rentals Available, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Open Year 'Round

    Near Interstate Highway

    20

    Rentals

    Bicycle, Boat Rental

    Site Information

    Primitive Camp Sites Available

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Intro to Tree Climbing

    Intro to Tree Climbing

    10/21/2017 - 01/21/2018

    Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Call Nature Center to register. Ages 8 and up.

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  • Fall Colors Mountain Hike

    Fall Colors Mountain Hike

    10/22/2017 - 10/22/2017

    Enjoy the beautiful, slow changing colors of the fall leaves as you hike up Panola Mountain. But the beauty doesn't end where the trees stop. The tip of Panola blooms yellow with Confederate Daisies. Wear sturdy shoes and bring plenty of water for this moderate to strenuous hike. Call Nature Center to register.

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  • Trunk-O-Treat for Halloween

    Trunk-O-Treat for Halloween

    10/28/2017 - 10/28/2017

    Looking for a safer way to celebrate Halloween? Join us for the 4th annual Panola State Park's Trunk-O-Treat. Boys and ghouls can collect candy going car to car instead of door to door and play on the playground. There will be games, face painting, tree climbing and contests. Will you have the creepiest trunk? Call to register your car.

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  • Turkey Trek Night Hike

    Turkey Trek Night Hike

    11/25/2017 - 11/25/2017

    Do you love the smell of turkey roasting over an open fire? Join us for this unique evening program where we will learn to cook your own Thanksgiving feast over the campfire. Worried about all those extra calories? Don't be! We will take a moderate mountain hike while they cook. Food provided by the park. Bring flashlight, jacket and good hiking shoes.

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  • Atlanta Boy Choir Christmas Concert

    Atlanta Boy Choir Christmas Concert

    12/09/2017 - 12/09/2017

    The Atlanta Boy Choir's annual concert in the Abbey Church of the Monastery of the Holy Spirit is a tradition many count on to help them prepare for the coming of Christmas. Since the setting is both festive and sacred, the words of the hymns and carols sung here seem more wondrous and often resonate in a way far deeper than is possible in another place. The voices fill the arched sanctuary with a joyous sound where it was meant to be heard anticipating the birth of the Savior.

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  • Holiday Elf Hike

    Holiday Elf Hike

    12/16/2017 - 12/16/2017

    Bring your elf, doll, or favorite stuffed friend to Panola Mountain for a hike. Fresh air is good for our magical friends too. There will be a fun craft followed by a short hike on our Rock Outcrop Loop. You will get a goody bag and hot cocoa, and a special souvenir for your elf. Must register for event in advance.

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