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Karula National Park and Visitor's Centre by Lake Ähijärv

Address: Suuremäe, Ähijärve küla, Antsla vald, Võru maakond | Show on map
Mobile phone: (+372) 530 43504
Telephone: (+372) 782 8350
Website: http://www.keskkonnaamet.ee/karula-eng External link
E-mail: karula.teabepunkt@rmk.ee
Method of payment: Cash

Karula National Park is located in Valga and Võru Counties. It was created to protect the nature characteristic of Estonia, to promote an ecological lifestyle and to revive the South Estonian country culture. Karula Highlands are 5-8 km wide. You can see the grooves left by melting blocks of ice around Koobassaar and the northern shore of Lake Ähijärv. Karula is rich in lakes, there are 60 of them in the highlands and their muddy bottoms make them good growing places for many plants. The picturesque Kaika hills are also in Karula National Park. The highest peak of Karula is Rebasejärve Tornimähi, where you can climb to the top of a 30 metre tower to enjoy the view.

Times and prices

15.05–15.09

Monday–sunday: 10:00 - 18:00

16.09–14.05

Monday–friday: 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday–sunday: closed

Free of charge.

Features

  • Activities for children
  • Information boards
  • Visitor centre
  • Recreation area/picnic ground
  • Hiking trails
  • Viewing platform
  • Camping area
  • Playground
  • Free parking

Additional services

  • Guide service available

Meals

Seminar and conference rooms