Lake Suurjärv in Rõuge

Lake Suurjärv in Rõuge

Võru maantee, Rõuge alevik, Rõuge vald, Võru maakond

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Lake Suurjärv, or as the locals call it, ’Witch’s Lake’, which is located in a deep primeval valley, forms part of a chain of lakes in Rõuge valley. Lake Suurjärv in Rõuge is the deepest of the Estonian lakes – 38 m. There is a public sandy beach near the lake and the hiking trail in the Rõuge Primeval Valley runs along its shore.

In the middle of every year, Rõuge Water Party and Boat Race take place on the lake. Saarsilla Farm, which is located in the immediate proximity of the lake, rents boats for up to 10 people.
Rõuge Suurjärv is one of the 23 places in Southern Estonia worth discovering that are marked by a yellow National Geographic window.

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Getting there

Lake Suurjärv, which is located in the heart of Rõuge, is one of the five lakes in the town. It is 16 km from Võru and just 50 metres to the right from the Rõuge bus stop in the direction of Haanja.

  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
  • By car
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Bus: Rõuge
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great camping spot

We only did a part of the trail. As it is suggested, if going all the way, it is about 10 km. This is one way trail, so you need to add another 10 to get back. but as many trails of Estonia, it is...



The deepest lake in Estonia

The deepest lake in Estonia is in Rõuge, called Rõuge Suurjärv. The depth of the lake is 39 meters and it is a pleasant swimming place



самое глубокое озеро в Эстонии

Большое красивое озеро среди живописных холмов- утки, лебеди и другая живность, можно покататься на лодке, рядом еще несколько озер поменьше, природа- супер

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