Karula National Park and National Park Visitor Centre in Lake Ähijärv

Karula National Park and National Park Visitor Centre in Lake Ähijärv

Suuremäe, Ähijärve küla, Antsla vald, Võru maakond


Karula National Park is the smallest national park in Estonia, established in 1993. The landscape of Karula is rich in lakes with 60 of them in the highlands. The picturesque Kaika domes are located in Karula National Park. The highest peak is Hill Tornimägi in Rebasemõisa.
The territory of the national park is open to everyone including families, backpackers, and nature lovers, offering various opportunities for recreation and hiking.
The Visitor Centre by Lake Ähijärv provides information on Karula hiking trails, recreational opportunities, and attractions. The permanent exhibition introduces the history, nature, and folk culture of the Karula area, as well as the modern way of life.

Times and prices

Monday–sunday: 10:00 - 18:00


Wednesday–friday: 10:00 - 16:00
Monday–tuesday, saturday–sunday: closed

  • Free of charge

  • Free of charge

Features and amenities

  • Camping area

  • WIFI

Getting there

Drive 14 km towards Antsla in the direction of Haabsaare and follow the direction sign. When you reach the intersection that shows Lüllemäe to the right and Tsooru to the left, turn left and drive 50 m, then turn right towards Saru and drive on until the sign leads you to the right to the centre of Karula National Park.


  • Signposted
  • By excursion bus
  • By car


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