Kiidjärve Visitor Centre

Kiidjärve Visitor Centre is in Kiidjärve–Kooraste Recreation Area in Kiidjärve village, on the scenic bank of the Ahja River. The aim of the centre is to guide both young and older visitors to the natural rarities of this beautiful area so that the forest and nature would open up their secrets to the interested observer. For this purpose, the Visitor Centre has been given the wonderful landscape of Põlva County with its famous outcrops, the kingdom of wood ants in Kiidjärve, the Valgesoo bog, and other valuable assets of nature and cultural heritage.
Nature education is provided with the help of visual aids at the Visitor Centre, on special study and hiking trails, information is shared on paper and boards and during events and competitions.
Phone+372 676 7122
E-mailinfo.kiidjarve@rmk.ee
kiidjarve.looduskeskus@rmk.ee
Opening hours01 June to 31 August, Mon to Sun 10.00–17.00
1 September to 31 May, Wed to Fri 10.00–15.00
Type of objectVisitor Centre
Parking facilitiesParking area at the Visitor Centre
Amenities
  • Discount campaign programs for schools and kindergartens in winter, spring and autumn
  • Paid nature education programs
  • Information materials and information on Kiidjärve–Kooraste Recreation Area and other RMK recreation areas
  • Possible to visit the exhibition and the library of the Visitor Centre
  • Possible to organise thematic and study days in Kiidjärve Visitor Centre and on nature study trails
  • Forest and nature events
Camping facilities Nearby is Sõnajala campfire site and Palojärve campsite (12 km).
Wheelchair accessibility yes
Hiking options Visitor Centre is on the Peraküla-Aegviidu-Ähijärve hiking route. Nearby is Roiupalu study trail,  Kiidjärve-Taevaskoja-Kiidjärve hiking trail, Valgesoo study trail, Laari forestry study trail, Kiidjärve Wood Ants Trail.
SightsThe Visitor Centre is located in Kiidjärve–Kooraste Recreation Area, Kiidjärve village, on the bank of the scenic Ahja River. The wonderful landscape of Põlva County with its famous outcrops, the kingdom of wood ants in Kiidjärve, the Valgesoo bog, and other valuable assets of nature and cultural heritage.
Winter accessibilityOpen all year round
Additional informationPayment in cash only.
RestrictionsThe Visitor Centre is located in the Ahja River Valley Landscape Protection Area, for restrictions imposed in Protection Area please read here.
LocationKiidjärve village, Vastse-Kuuste municipality, 63604 Põlva County.
Driving directionsDrive from Tartu towards Põlva along Põlva–Reola road. 10 km before Põlva at the Koorvere junction turn left towards Kiidjärve. Continue 4 km along Akste–Häätaru road (Road no. 18138). 1 km after the Kiidjärve Park bus stop there is a large parking area to the left of the road. This is the parking area of RMK Kiidjärve Visitor Centre. Follow the signs to Kiidjärve Visitor Centre.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 58.139568
longitude: 27.019477
L-EST 97 x: 6448282 y: 677791