Panola Mountain State Park


Saturday, December 10, 2022

Friends of Panola Mountain Extended Hike
Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 9 AM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take a guided hike with a trained "Friends of Panola" volunteer, through the restricted Conservation Area and up to the summit of Panola Mountain. This is a 5-mile, semi-off trail, strenuous hike that offers a variety of beautiful views and unique perspectives on the park. Must call to register in advance, space is limited to 20 hikers. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Lost But Found Safe and Sound
Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 12 PM to 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Learn simple techniques for staying safe and keeping track of your family when venturing into the great outdoors. Search and Rescue Dog Team volunteer, Diane Stone, and her trusty K9 companion Maisey will be leading this interactive class (Unless a SAR emergency is occurring). Meet at the Nature Center. Must register in advance. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Basic Archery
Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 1 PM to 3:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 and older. Contact Park Office to register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Sunday, December 11, 2022

Creature Feature
Sunday, Dec 11, 2022 12 PM to 12:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Park Rangers as they discuss the animals that can be found within Panola Mountain State Park! Meet at the Nature Center. Join us every Sunday for a different animal! $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Basic Archery
Sunday, Dec 11, 2022 1 PM to 3:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 and older. Contact Park Office to register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Saturday, December 17, 2022

Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Dec 17, 2022 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike to learn about the unique ecology and history of Panola Mountain State Park. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring plenty of water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Dec 17, 2022 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register, space is limited to 12 climbers. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Sunday, December 18, 2022

Creature Feature
Sunday, Dec 18, 2022 12 PM to 12:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Park Rangers as they discuss the animals that can be found within Panola Mountain State Park! Meet at the Nature Center. Join us every Sunday for a different animal! $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Dec 18, 2022 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register, space is limited to 12 climbers. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Guided Mountain Hike
Thursday, Dec 22, 2022 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike to learn about the unique ecology and history of Panola Mountain State Park. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring plenty of water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Sunday, January 1, 2023

First Day Hike - Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Jan 1, 2023 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Ring in the New Year with a hike up Panola Mountain, a registered National Natural Landmark. Trek to the top to symbolize all the great things you will accomplish in 2023. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call the Park Office at 770-389-7801 to register. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Thursday, January 5, 2023

Homeschool at Panola: Mission Migration
Thursday, Jan 5, 2023 9 AM to 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join Panola Mountain State Park's rangers to learn about winter birds, migration, and complete a take home craft to help birds at home! Part of this class will happen outdoors. Please, dress for the weather. Recommended Ages: 6-12 years old Session 1: 9AM-11AM Session 2: 1PM-3PM **Registration Opens December 1st** $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Saturday, January 7, 2023

Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Jan 7, 2023 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike to learn about the unique ecology and history of Panola Mountain State Park. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring plenty of water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Homeschool at Panola: The Buzz on Pollinators
Wednesday, Jan 11, 2023 9 AM to 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
What's a pollinator and why are they important? Join Panola Mountain State Park's rangers to learn about pollinators and their role in the ecosystem. This program will include classroom time, an activity about parts of a flower, a take home craft, and ways you can help pollinators at home! Recommended Ages: 6-12 years old $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Saturday, January 14, 2023

Sunset Mountain Hike
Saturday, Jan 14, 2023 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take time out of your hectic schedule to join us for a relaxing sunset mountain hike of Panola Mountain. There's nothing quite like watching the sun set from the top of Panola. Bring flashlights, bug spray, hiking boots and water. Ages 10+. Space is limited. Call the Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Friends of Panola Mountain Extended Hike
Saturday, Jan 21, 2023 9 AM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take a guided hike with a trained "Friends of Panola" volunteer, through the restricted Conservation Area and up to the summit of Panola Mountain. This is a 5-mile, semi-off trail, strenuous hike that offers a variety of beautiful views and unique perspectives on the park. Must call to register in advance, space is limited to 20 hikers. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Jan 28, 2023 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike to learn about the unique ecology and history of Panola Mountain State Park. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring plenty of water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Feb 4, 2023 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike to learn about the unique ecology and history of Panola Mountain State Park. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring plenty of water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Valentines Day Couples' Sunset Hike
Saturday, Feb 11, 2023 5 PM to 7 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take your relationship to new heights! Join a Park Ranger to watch the sunset over Metro Atlanta from the top of Panola Mountain! This hike is limited to couples only and is an 18+ event. Expect photo opportunities, a campfire, and s'mores! $30.00 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Friends of Panola Mountain Extended Hike
Saturday, Feb 18, 2023 9 AM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take a guided hike with a trained "Friends of Panola" volunteer, through the restricted Conservation Area and up to the summit of Panola Mountain. This is a 5-mile, semi-off trail, strenuous hike that offers a variety of beautiful views and unique perspectives on the park. Must call to register in advance, space is limited to 20 hikers. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Saturday, February 25, 2023

Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Feb 25, 2023 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike to learn about the unique ecology and history of Panola Mountain State Park. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring plenty of water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Saturday, March 4, 2023

Diamorpha Days: Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Mar 4, 2023 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Diamorpha smallii is in bloom! Endemic to the Southeast US, this gorgeous red succulent fills Panola Mountain's solution pits during the month of March and makes for some beautiful photo opportunities! $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Saturday, March 11, 2023

Diamorpha Days: Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Mar 11, 2023 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Diamorpha smallii is in bloom! Endemic to the Southeast US, this gorgeous red succulent fills Panola Mountain's solution pits during the month of March and makes for some beautiful photo opportunities! $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Diamorpha Days: Sunset Hike
Saturday, Mar 18, 2023 6:15 PM to 8:15 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Diamorpha smallii is in bloom! Endemic to the Southeast US, this gorgeous red succulent fills Panola Mountain's solution pits during the month of March. Expect beautiful photo opportunities and end with a campfire and s'mores! 15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Friends of Panola Mountain Extended Hike
Saturday, Mar 25, 2023 9 AM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take a guided hike with a trained "Friends of Panola" volunteer, through the restricted Conservation Area and up to the summit of Panola Mountain. This is a 5-mile, semi-off trail, strenuous hike that offers a variety of beautiful views and unique perspectives on the park. Must call to register in advance, space is limited to 20 hikers. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Saturday, April 8, 2023

Egg-citing Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 8, 2023 10 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Peter Cottontail is leaving lots of eggs hidden around the Nature Center. Can you help us find them all? Ages 0-12 $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Saturday, June 3, 2023

Panola Mountain State Park - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 3, 2023 9 AM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Help give Panola Mountain State Park a little TLC by supporting your local park! On this day, volunteers can assist in trail cleanup and removing invasive species from the park. Meet at the Nature Center. 770-389-7801.

Monday, June 5, 2023

Junior Ranger Camp - June 5-9
Monday, Jun 5, 2023 9 AM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
This 5-day program will introduce kids ages 6-10 to the wonders of the outdoors. Activities include hiking, bird watching, craft making, geocaching, outdoor skills, and more. Bring lunch and snacks. Apply sunscreen and bug spray each day. Registration will open in March. $200. 770-389-7801.
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Monday, June 26, 2023

Outdoor Adventure Camp - June 26-30
Monday, Jun 26, 2023 9 AM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Tired of the same old summer camp? Looking for some adventure this summer? We have the solution! If you’re interested in archery, tree climbing, outdoor living skills, and more, this is the camp for you. Ages 10-14. Registration will open in March. $250. 770-389-7801.

Thursday, August 10, 2023

National S'mores Day
Thursday, Aug 10, 2023 3 PM to 5 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join a Ranger in the afternoon to roast a s'more or two! $1/s'more All ages welcome. Meet at the Nature Center. $1 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Saturday, September 2, 2023

Daisy Days: Guided Panola Mountain Hike
Saturday, Sep 2, 2023 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
The Yellow Daisies are blooming! Join us on a guided hike of Panola Mountain to complete the annual Daisy Days Triple Hike Challenge. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. Ages 10+ $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Daisy Days: Guided Panola Mountain Hike
Saturday, Sep 16, 2023 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
The Yellow Daisies are blooming! Join us on a guided hike of Panola Mountain to complete the annual Daisy Days Triple Hike Challenge. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. Ages 10+ $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Saturday, September 30, 2023

Daisy Days: Guided Panola Mountain Hike
Saturday, Sep 30, 2023 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
The Yellow Daisies are blooming! Join us on a guided hike of Panola Mountain to complete the annual Daisy Days Triple Hike Challenge. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. Ages 10+ $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Saturday, October 28, 2023

Trunk-or-Treat
Saturday, Oct 28, 2023 1 PM to 6 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Looking for a safer way to celebrate Halloween? Join us for the annual Panola Mountain State Park's Trunk-or-Treat! Collect candy going car to car instead of door to door. There will be prizes for the best costume and trunk! Will you have the creepiest trunk? $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Friday, November 24, 2023

#OptOutside Day - Guided Mountain Hike
Friday, Nov 24, 2023 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Instead of Black Friday, join us outdoors instead! Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Saturday, December 9, 2023

Holiday Elf Hike
Saturday, Dec 9, 2023 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for a festive holiday celebration at the Panola Mountain State Park Nature Center! Activities will include, sipping on hot cocoa, crafts, and hiking the Rock Outcrop Trail (0.75mi). Must register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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