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Panola Mountain State Park

2600 Highway 155, SouthWest
770-389-7801

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.  

 Panola Mountain State Park is the crown jewel of the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area, one of only three National Heritage Areas in the state. The park’s unusual natural beauty and intriguing cultural changes are the basis for this special recognition. Over the years, this area has been home to early settlers, immigrant rock cutters, freed slaves and even Trappist monks. Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area is a partnership among the state of Georgia; DeKalb, Henry and Rockdale counties; the Monastery of the Holy Spirit; and numerous communities and public-private partners. Panola has also been designated a National Natural Landmark.



Reviews

felton galliano

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Great place to enjoy nature and long walks . The state park is so huge and has many options to bring your kids to play, to enjoy the nature walk in the Forest , or on the beautiful paved track. It also has signs to guide you along so you can't get lost and let's you know the distance and even has rest stops. Even more enjoyable walking and seeing park security patrolling just in case you get tired or anything happens along your walk or run. I did 4 miles of walking and will be returning for the 7.4 mile track to the mall. I recommend this place to anyone who loves peace , privacy , nature , and safety while walking or running.

ALI DAL

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Thursday, March 29, 2018
Nice picnic areas. The trails are short and sweet, not challenging. It just depends on your physical abilities and preferences. There's the walking/biking path right next to it. They have guided tours to the mountain, so you've got to book your spot before going.

Clayton R

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Saturday, March 31, 2018
Peaceful place to hike and explore. We took toddlers to the smaller trails, visited the nature center, and the played on the park. Clean park, clean restrooms. Next time I'm bbeing lunch and bikes with adults. The large Mountain trial goes by guide only. The Lakes are under construction but the other half of this park was open. My family is definitely going back.

Michael Hess

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Sunday, April 1, 2018
A surprise hidden treasure near the metro Atlanta area. The staff were very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. The sunrise hike up the mountain is highly recommended. Looking forward to camping at the primitive area campsite in the very near future.

Rebecca Mattocks

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Monday, April 9, 2018
The nature center is really neat here and they have live reptiles for you to look at along with info cards. The souvenirs are reasonably priced also! They have tons of maps and brochures too.

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