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Matsalu National Park

Address: Penijõe küla, Lihula vald, Lääne maakond | Show on map
Telephone: (+372) 472 4236
Website: External link
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The area of Matsalu National Park is 48 610 hectares and was created to protect the nesting, moulting and migrating birds. In 1976 Matsalu National Park was entered in the list Ramsar wetlands. The national park encompasses Matsalu Bay, the lower course of the Kasari River, coastal reeds, the flooded meadows of the Kasari River, coastal pastures, wooded meadows and about 50 islands. The centre of the national park is in Penijõe Manor.
Matsalu in internationally important stopping place for the various migrating waterfowl and coastal birds. It is becoming an increasingly popular birdwatching region in the whole of Estonia. Interesting facts: There are many nature trails and 7 birdwatching towers in Matsalu.

Times and prices

Is open 24 hours

Free of charge.


  • Information boards
  • Hiking trails
  • Viewing platform
  • Free parking


Seminar and conference rooms