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Stockbridge - Panola Mountain State Park

2600 Highway 155, SouthWest

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.


Jennie Wischmann

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018
The staff here is Fantastic very friendly. Shout out to Tony who helped us get turned around. shout to Taylor when our water supplies got low. Met Vincent while backpacking. He seems like a really friendly guy. Thanks again guy's for all of yalls help. B and J.

k. f.

Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018
Nice pleasant quiet place not overrun by ridiculously loud people. True woods and park. However, I went to go fishing and they've drained the lake. But I figured they're probably fixing a safety issue with the dam. And I understand that is most important. Plus, it also indicates good management!!!

Kelley Taylor

Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017
This place has such friendly park maintenance staff. I reserved a primitive camp site for 2 nights and had a very nice experience . Camped right on the lake. Felt safe here overall though people were surprisingly sparse. Nice little retreat. Be sure to bring a cart if you're camping and bringing a lot of things. The sites are about 1-2mi from the parking lot.

Kyle Boring

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017
Awesome archery range. Good camping lakeside. Lots of trails to walk. Great place to spend a nice day. If you go when the foliage is thick watch out for ticks. Aside from that you will have an excellent time whatever you decide to do here.

LaShawn Pagan

Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017
So peaceful and was able to take my 5 dogs (On leashes of course) on a hike that we all enjoyed. They saw a deer for the first time in their lives (we just moved 2 weeks ago from Puerto Rico) and were shocked at the site. I loved it entirely and so did they.

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Upcoming Events at Panola Mountain State Park

Moonlight Mountain Hike

Friday, Mar 30, 2018 at 7:15pm
Panola Mountain State Park
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