Kauksi Visitor Centre

Ida-Viru County, Alutaguse National park
Kauksi Visitor Centre is located 600 m from Valga–Tartu–Narva road, follow the signs from the Kauksi bus stop.
This is the heart of Alutaguse national park. Visitors of the visitor centre can learn about the characteristics of the local nature, especially in the area around Lake Peipus.
There is a lecture room and an exposition hall at the centre. In the outdoor classroom, which is situated next to the main building, various exhibitions are displayed and education programmes can be carried out in rainy weather.
The Visitor Centre has established good partnerships with the surrounding rural municipalities of Iisaku, Lohusuu, Alajõe, Avinurme, Toila, Mäetaguse and Illuka.
PhoneAune Ferschel, communication manager
+372 5620 0080, +372 5681 5722
Opening hours18 May to 31 August, Tue to Sun 10.00–18.00
1 September to17 May, Wed to Fri 11.00–16.00
Type of objectVisitor Centre
  • Discount educational campaign programs for general education schools and kindergartens in the winter, spring and autumn
  • paid educational nature programms (see further below), also in Russian
  • information and promotional materials about RMK Northern Shore of Lake Peipus Recreation Area, Alutaguse national park and other RMK recreation areas
  • access to the databases, exhibitions and documentaries of the visitor centre
  • an exposition hall, introducing the different natural resources of the Ida-Viru County
  • forest and nature-related events;
  • facilities of the visitor centre available for rental for nature-related events
Camping facilities Kauksi campsite
Campfire site Fire ring with barbecue grill
Wheelchair accessibility yes
Water Tap water during the opening time of the visitor centre
Hiking options Kauksi stream study trail
Luite hiking trail
Accommodation yes
Sleeps (no. of people)20 people
SightsThe Visitor Centre is situated in Alutaguse national park. Lake Peipus, coastal pine forest, Kauksi stream, sand dunes. Books and brochures about nature.
LocationKauksi village, Alutaguse municipality, 41008 Ida-Viru County
Object no. 14 on recreation area map
Driving directionsDrive 47 km on Jõhvi–Tartu road, turn left at the Kauksi bus stop (the sign at the turn). Drive 600 m forward until you see the building of the Visitor Centre at the right side of the road.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 58.992831
longitude: 27.226335
L-EST 97 x: 6543776.5 y: 685392