Land Manager: Panola Mountain State Park

Native Lands: Mvskoke (Muscogee / Creek) (from

Area Rep: Jeff Gillespie,


The Panola Mountain boulders are located about 20 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta, Georgia within the Panola Mountain Preserve. The park is located in Henry County, near the South River and east of Stockbridge. The area has been closed (never open) to climbing and bouldering due to the ecologically significant and rare plants that occur on parts of the mountain.

Thanks to an agreement between rangers and climbers in 2007, bouldering is currently allowed at the South River boulders and Panola Mtn Boulders.

Parking for the South River boulders is $5. Go to the main park entrance off Highway 155 to pay $5 & then drive back down to the Alexander Lake parking.


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What to Expect

During the fall season the rangers request that you sign in at the main ranger station and get a permit. There is hunting on adjacent tracts and controlled burns and the rangers would like to keep track of who is in the area.

The Panola Mtn boulders (actually on Panola Mtn) are open only on a tour basis. No climbing is allowed in this area if your not on a tour. This is strictly enforced and could hurt climbers access long term if not adhered to.

Access notes

  • Follow all rules and regulations of the State Park service
  • Climbing is not allowed in all parts of the park. Please be mindful and only climb in open areas.
  • Leave No Trace: Keep this area beautiful and clean. Clean up after yourselves, your peers, and your pets. Lead by example and pick it up on the first pass.


No camping at Panola Mountain


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