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 playground

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  • Panola Mountain Alexander Lake

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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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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


  • Indoor Basic Archery

    Indoor Basic Archery

    08/23/2014 - 09/28/2014

    Come to the nature center for indoor archery and join a certified instructor to learn the basics. All equipment provided. If you have your own equipment, cost includes an all-day archery range pass. Ages 9 and up. Arrive 15 minutes early. Call to register in advance.


    Saturday, August 23, 2014
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Sunday, August 24, 2014
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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  • Intermediate Archery

    Intermediate Archery

    08/29/2014 - 09/19/2014

    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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  • Atlanta Audubon Society Bird Walk

    Atlanta Audubon Society Bird Walk

    08/30/2014 - 08/30/2014

    Bring your binoculars for this gentle hike through the park's Power of Flight area. Basic identification techniques and common birds will be discussed. Good for all ages. We recommend long pants and sleeves. Meet at the Alexander Lake Area. Call to register in advance. Donations of birdseed are appreciated.

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  • Moonlight Mountain Hike

    Moonlight Mountain Hike

    09/06/2014 - 09/06/2014

    Join us for an enchanted evening as we hike to the mountaintop under the moon. We'll head out just before sunset and enjoy the stroll as the moon begins to rise. Bring flashlights, hiking boots and water. Meet at the nature center 15 minutes before each program. Participants must call to register and pay in advance.

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  • 2nd Annual 3-D and Static Archery Tournament

    2nd Annual 3-D and Static Archery Tournament

    09/06/2014 - 09/06/2014

    Panola Mountain State Park is holding its 2nd annual archery tournament featuring 3-D and static range competitions for ages 9 and up. Participants must register and pay in advance. Walk-in registration will be limited to spaces available.

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  • Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb

    Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb

    09/13/2014 - 09/20/2014

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


    Saturday, September 13, 2014
    1:00 pm - 12:00 am
    3:00 pm - 12:00 am

    Saturday, September 20, 2014
    1:00 pm - 12:00 am
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  • Atlanta Audubon Butterfly Workshop

    Atlanta Audubon Butterfly Workshop

    09/20/2014 - 09/20/2014

    This class will focus on species of butterflies in the Atlanta area and Piedmont of Georgia. The workshop will begin with a classroom discussion about butterfly families and their habitats. After a short break, the class will be followed by a field trip into the Power of Flight Grasslands. This program is recommended for children over 12.

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  • Women's Safety Awareness

    Women's Safety Awareness

    09/26/2014 - 09/26/2014

    Ladies, join us for this local law enforcement officer led class on how to keep yourself safe while at home, out on the trail, or out and about downtown. This class is great for women of all ages, so bring your mother, daughters and friends! There will be special safety giveaways, but space is limited. Must register and pay in advance. Let's meet at the Nature Center.

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  • Grassland Restoration Planting - Your State Parks Day

    Grassland Restoration Planting - Your State Parks Day

    09/27/2014 - 09/27/2014

    Join park staff and volunteers for the third year of native wildflower planting at a significant grassland restoration area on the park. If all the plants get planted, volunteers can try their hand at removing non-native Privet and Autumn Olive from the site. Meet at the Alexander's Lake Parking area to sign in. Please call to pre-register.

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