Is the National Heritage Area Open?

COVID-19 has impacted parks and sites throughout the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area. Check out our answers to all of your questions below!

What’s open, and what’s closed?

Atlanta Wild Animal Rescue Effort (AWARE) is CLOSED. 

Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve is OPEN. Please note that public programs are cancelled and Nature Center is closed, however.

Flat Rock Archives of Stonecrest, Georgia is CLOSED.

Monastery of the Holy Spirit is CLOSED, but grounds and trailhead remain OPEN.

Panola Mountain State Park is OPEN. Some public programs (such as guided hikes) are available. You can learn more about what is available at the State Park here.

South River Watershed Alliance’s guided paddles are OPEN. You can sign up here.

The Historic Gateway to the National Heritage Area, located at the Lithonia Woman’s Club, remains open for visitors.

Can I fish?

Fishing is not allowed at Panola Mountain State Park at this time. 

Can I camp?

Camping is always prohibited at Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve. For information about camping at Panola Mountain State Park, please call the Nature Center at (770) 389-7801. 

Can I ride my bike on the PATH trail?

The Arabia Mountain PATH, the 33+ mile multiuse trail that runs throughout the AMNHA, remain open for use, although most bathrooms remain closed. Please practice physical distancing as you enjoy the trail. Click here for a trail map

Remember: It is safer to be outside than in enclosed & crowded spaces, but the virus remains present. Please wash/sanitize your hands when possible, practice physical distancing, and stay home if you feel unwell.

If you have other questions, please email