Valgesoo watchtower

Valgesoo watchtower

KIIDJÄRVE METSKOND 22, Kiidjärve küla, Põlva vald, Põlva maakond

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The Valgesoo watchtower is located in the Valgesoo bog, which represents one of the 21 places worth discovering in South Estonia marked by a yellow National Geographic window, and is recommended for all nature enthusiasts.

With its eye-catching design, the watchtower overlooks the Valgesoo bog, the pristine-looking primeval forest, and the Baron's pine forest (Parunimännik) and the study trail that runs through it. The 29.7 m high metal watchtower has three intermediate platforms, the last of which is 23.8 m high, with a wind screen and seat benches in the centre. The State Forest Management Centre's campfire site and camping area for up to five tents are nearby.

Times and prices

24 hours

Features and amenities
  • Camping area

Getting there

Drive from Tartu towards Põlva and 10 km before Põlva on the Põlva–Reola highway (road number 61), at the Koorvere intersection, turn left towards Kiidjärve. Drive along Akste–Häätaru (road number 18138) for 7 km and then, turn right onto the forest trail from the Valgesoo sign. Drive for 150 metres until you reach the parking lot.

  • Signposted
  • By excursion bus
  • By car
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