Supported by a local Friends chapter and 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
Special Story - Dollars at Work
Friends volunteers throughout Georgia have spent the last several months sprucing the parks, leading programs, and ensuring that these spaces are better protected so that you and your family can have quality experiences each time you visit. Thanks to your charitable contributions, we have been able to accomplish some outstanding projects! With over 50 chapters throughout the state, we are constantly working to better preserve and protect Georgia’s state parks and historic sites. Here are just a few recent projects that we have...