Lake Pühajärv

Ranna tee-1, Otepää linn, Otepää vald, Valga maakond

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The picturesque coastline and five islands of Lake Pühajärv make it the biggest lake in the region. There is a beach with a beach house, ball game courts, a children's playground, rest areas, cafés, and a pier by the northern tip of Lake Pühajärv. In the southern tip, there is the Kooliranna recreation area, where River Väike Emajõgi starts. Pühajärve Park is where the Murrumetsa hiking trail begins and there is also a 12 km hiking trail around Lake Pühajärv.

There are many springs in the lake and the Spring of Love is the most famous of these. Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso blessed the lake in 1991 and this event was commemorated with a wooden sculpture on the lake’s shore by the park.

Times and prices
Open all year round

24 hours

Features and amenities
  • Wheelchair access

Getting there
  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
  • By car
Stops nearby
Bus: Pühajärve
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Relax and enjoy

One of the most beautiful lakes in South Estonia, surrounded with beautiful legends and myths. My favourite one is that the lake was created by tears of the mothers of killed soldiers, and that...



Excellent area for sport lovers

jogging, skiing, skating, walking, ... all you can imagine is available in lake puhajarv area Do not forget to get your deserved sauna at the end of the day

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George A

Sports lake

Nice lake where except from swimming and hiking around you can enjoy kayak, SUP and other water sports.

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