Atlanta Metro / Stockbridge

Panola Mountain State Park

2600 Hwy. 155 SW
Stockbridge, GA 30281

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

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  • Panola Mountain Tree Climbing

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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 nature viewing

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  • Panola Mountain paved hiking & biking trail.

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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

    Gift Shop, Picnic Shelter, Public Restrooms, Rentals Available

    General Information


    Near Interstate Highway




    Site Information

    Primitive Camp Sites Available

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • ZZZ's in the Trees - Canopy Camping

    ZZZ's in the Trees - Canopy Camping

    10/03/2015 - 10/04/2015

    Join us for a tranquil night in the canopy as you lay in your "tree-boat," viewing stars and the full moon. A treetop camp will be established in our secluded climbing tree for an overnight experience. Participants should bring dinner, breakfast and a sleeping bag. Non-climbers allowed to camp. Register in advance.

    This event will be held at 6 p.m. from Oct. 3 until Oct. 4, 2015.

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  • Intermediate Archery

    Intermediate Archery

    10/04/2015 - 11/22/2015

    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

    10/10/2015 - 11/28/2015

    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, October 3, 2015
    10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

    Saturday, October 10, 2015
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  • Secrets of the Mountain Wilderness Hike

    Secrets of the Mountain Wilderness Hike

    10/10/2015 - 12/12/2015

    You may have heard about Panola Mountain's unique ecology, but are you ready to discover some of the mountain's lesser-known history? Join our expert tracker and guide to head off the trail and explore Panola's hidden cemeteries, whiskey stills, beaver dams, and more. Hike is STRENUOUS, 6+ miles. Must register in advance. Ages 14 and older.


    Saturday, October 10, 2015
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Saturday, November 14, 2015
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb

    Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb

    10/17/2015 - 12/19/2015

    Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. Participants will use rope and harness for this moderately strenuous, very unique activity. Please arrive 15 minutes before each program. Participants must call to register in advance. Ages 8 and up.


    Saturday, October 17, 2015
    1 p.m. - 12 a.m.
    3 p.m. - 12 a.m.

    Saturday, November 21, 2015
    1 p.m. - 12 a.m.
    3 p.m. - 12 a.m.

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  • Fall Color Hike

    Fall Color Hike

    10/17/2015 - 11/21/2015

    Enjoy the beautiful 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 is blooming yellow Confederate Daisies. Wear sturdy shoes and bring plenty of water for this moderate to strenuous hike. Pre-registration is required.

    Saturday, October 3, 2015
    1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Saturday, October 17, 2015
    10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

    Saturday, November 7, 2015
    1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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  • Moonlight Mountain Hike

    Moonlight Mountain Hike

    10/24/2015 - 12/19/2015

    Join us 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, bug spray, hiking boots and water. This activity is for ages 10 and up. Space is limited. Please call to register in advance.

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  • Trunk-O-Treat for Halloween

    Trunk-O-Treat for Halloween

    10/31/2015 - 10/31/2015

    Saturday, Oct 31, 2015 2 PM to 4 PM - Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA - Looking for a safer way to celebrate Halloween? Join us for the 2nd Annual Panola State Park Trunk-O-Treat! Boys and ghouls can collect candy going car to car instead of door to door and play on the playground after the sugar rush kicks in. There will be contests for best costume and best trunk decoration, and an assortment of activities for the whole family. Don't forget to bring your candy bowl! It's... read more