2600 Highway 155 SW
Panola Mountain State Park, less than 20 miles from Atlanta, was originally created to protect an unusual 100-acre granite monadnock, or isolated mountain. Faced with rapid encroachment of residential and commercial development, the Georgia Department of Recreation secured a $869,566 grant from the Land and Water Conservation Fund in order to expand the boundaries of the park by 300 acres. This land now provides additional habitat for the mountain’s unusual life forms and delicate ecological features, protects 800 lineal feet of river corridor, and continues the Park’s South River Trail. Designated a National Natural Landmark, the natural wonders of Panola Mountain State Park are protected from development and preserved for public enjoyment.
Photo: Bikers enjoy the paved trail at Panola Mountain State Park
– Linda Patrick/Georgia DNR