Lake Vaskna in Haanja

Lake Vaskna in Haanja

RÄGO, Trolla küla, Rõuge vald, Võru maakond

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Lake Vaskna is 244 meters above sea level, which is why it can also be called a 'mountain lake'. According to legend, the gold of the Swedes from the times of the Northern War has been buried in Vaskna. It is said that a marked stone indicates the location of the gold.

There is a campfire site next to the lake, offering a wonderful view of the local dome landscape. There is also a camping site and a swimming spot. Up to ten four-person tents can be put up at the camping site. There are benches, a table, a shelter, a cabin for changing clothes, and a barbeque spot.

Times and prices
Open all year round

24 hours

Features and amenities
  • Camping area

Getting there

Drive towards Luhamaa from Võru. Straight after the railway crossing, turn left. Pass the Alexela gas station and in about 500 meters, turn right (signposts 'Haanja 12 km' and 'Suur-Munamägi 12 km'). Drive straight until you see the Haanja settlement sign. Then, continue straight until you see 'Haanja' bus stop. After that, you will see a signpost indicating 'Trolla 2 km'. There, turn left and drive for 2 km, until you see the lake on your right. After the lake, turn right, where you will see the parking lot and a signpost 'Vaskna järve lõkkekoht' (Vaskna lake campfire site).

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  • By car
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Bus: Haanja
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