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

    07/02/2015 - 07/30/2015

    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 DNR Search & Rescue expert, Dianne Stone, you and your pup are sure to learn some new tricks. The first class is free. Must register in advance.

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  • 4th of July Fireworks Hike

    4th of July Fireworks Hike

    07/04/2015 - 07/04/2015

    Slow down this July 4th and join a ranger for a leisurely stroll to the top of Panola Mountain. As the sun sets we will enjoy a panoramic view of Stone Mountain and Atlanta's Independence Day Celebrations from a distance. Bring water, bug spray, and a flashlight for the walk back down the mountain. Participants must register in advance.

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  • Intermediate Archery

    Intermediate Archery

    07/05/2015 - 08/30/2015

    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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  • 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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  • Indoor Basic Archery

    Indoor Basic Archery

    07/11/2015 - 08/29/2015

    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, July 11, 2015
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Saturday, July 18, 2015
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  • Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb

    Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb

    07/18/2015 - 07/18/2015

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

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