Lake Öördi study trail (2.4 km)

Viljandi County, Soomaa National Park
The Öördi bog is the only bog in Soomaa National Park, in which a residual lake of the former large Ice Lake has survived at the edge of the bog.
Type of objectStudy trail
Parking facilitiesParking area
AmenitiesForest hut, firewood shelter, fire ring with barbecue grill, 2 recreation sites, dry toilet.
Camping facilities yes
Hiking options yes
SightsÖördi bog, Öördi residual lake
Berries and mushroomsmushrooms, cloudberries, cranberries, bilberries
RestrictionsIn the territory of the National Park certain restrictions are imposed pursuant to the nature conservation rules. Public events with more than 50 participants require the approval of the protected area manager (Pärnu-Viljandi region of the Environmental Board).
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LocationIia village, Kõpu municipality, Viljandi County.
Driving directionsWhen coming from the direction of Tallinn–Pärnu–Tori, drive to Tori, turn onto the Võlli road that leads to the national park. Then drive 6 km along the Jõesuu road to Jõesuu village. Before entering Jõesuu village, turn right onto Kõpu–Jõesuu road. To get to the destination, drive through the national park and drive 600 m from Iia village towards Kõpu, up to the sign directing to Lake Öördi. Turn left and drive 5.7 km along the forest road and the ride to the campfire site.
When coming from the direction of Tartu–Viljandi, drive along Tartu–Viljandi–Pärnu road to Kõpu. After passing the Kõpu cemetery, turn right onto Kõpu–Jõesuu road. To get to the destination, drive 7 km to the sign directing to Lake Öördi. Turn right, drive 5.7 km along the forest road and the ride to the parking area. This is also where the study trail starts.
* By public transport to Soomaa National Park from the direction of Viljandi: take bus line no. 55 departing from Viljandi. See further: www.peatus.ee. To get to Lake Öördi, buy a ticket to Iia village and walk following the directions.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84 x:25.196533 y:58.380316