Peipsiveere Nature Reserve

KUU, Kavastu küla, Luunja vald, Tartu maakond

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Protected since 1981, the main assets of Peipsiveere, formerly known as Emajõe-Suursoo Nature Reserve, are its diverse wet habitats and the large bog in the delta of a river.

The bog covers approximately 25,000 ha, 7,000 ha of which gets flooded. The site is one of the Natura 2000 Special Areas of Conservation and Special Protection Areas, and it is the fifth largest Estonian bog and the largest bog in the delta of a river in Estonia.

On the 3 km long Emajõgi River study trail with a boardwalk, starting from the Kantsi tavern building, camping and campfires are allowed only in the designated and marked places.

The area is ideal for birdwatching and fishing.

Times and prices
Open all year round

24 hours

Features and amenities
  • Camping area

  • Wheelchair access

Getting there

Turn left (signpost Kavastu) on the 8th kilometre of Tartu–Räpina highway. Continue driving for 10 km until you reach the intersection. Cross it and continue driving straight for 3 km on the gravel road, until you reach a parking lot. Park your car in the parking lot before passing the gates. Then, go through the gates and in 200 m, you will see the beginning of the study trail.

  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
  • By car
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Bus: Kavastu
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