Lake Ähijärv campfire site

Võru County, Karula National Park
Make a fire only in a place prepared and marked for it. The need for firewood in our campsites is very high during the summer, therefore firewood may be out. To avoid disappointment, please take firewood or barbecue coals with you when traveling by car. Do not leave a burning fire unattended! When using a charcoal grill, pour the coals on the fireplace, not under the forest. Extinguish the fire properly, when leaving.
The campfire site is situated on the shore of scenic Lake Ähijärv. There is a beach with a swim deck and changing cabin near the campfire site. Tents are not allowed at the campfire site, but you can pitch your tent at Suuremäe campsite up on the hill.
Phone+372 782 8350
E-mail info.karula@rmk.ee
Type of objectCampfire site
Parking facilitiesParking for 20 cars, 200 m from the campfire site.
Amenities20 benches, picnic table, fire ring, firewood shelter, outdoor stage, outdoor lighting.
Campfire site Fire ring with a grill
Hiking options The campsite is on the RMK Peraküla-Aegviidu-Ähijärve Hiking Route. The lakeside parking area next to the campfire site marks the start of the 4 km Lake Ähijärv trail introducing cultural heritage and nature, the 36 km Karula hiking trail, and the 0.5 km nature trail/playground for children.
SightsVaried spruce and pine forests of rich biodiversity, scenic Lake Ähijärv.
Additional information
RestrictionsTents and driving to the beach are prohibited. The campfire site is situated in Karula National Park, about restrictions please read here.
Further information can be obtained from the Environmental Board (+372 662 5999, info@keskkonnaamet.ee).
LocationIn Karula National Park’s visitor centre, Ähijärve village, Antsla municipality. Object no 1 on the national park map.
Driving directionsDrive 8 km from Antsla towards Haabsaare, turn right 50 m after the Haabsaare bus stop (signs “Karula rahvuspargi külastuskeskus 7 km”, “Saru 20 km”). Drive 7 km on Haabsaare–Saru road and follow the signs to Karula National Park’s visitor centre. From there follow the signs to Lake Ähijärv campfire site.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 57.71146
longitude: 26.50260
L-EST 97 x: 6399398 y: 649146