Ähijärve rest stop

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 recreation site is situated in the yard of the visitor centre of Karula National Park. The recreation site has a table and benches and an outdoor shower with fresh drinking water. A good picnic site. The parking area of the visitor centre is next to the recreation site.
Phone+372 782 8350
E-mail info.karula@rmk.ee
Type of objectRest Stop
Parking facilitiesParking area next to the recreation site.
AmenitiesTables, benches, dry toilet, outdoor shower with drinking water.
Wheelchair accessibility yes
Hiking options by walking
SightsKarula National Park visitor centre, Lake Ähijärv, farm landscape.
Additional information Before going on a nature walk please read the Environmental code of conduct (freedom to roam), rules of conduct and waste-sorting policy
RestrictionsThe rest stop 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).
LocationKarula National Park’s visitor centre in Ähijärve village, Antsla municipality. Object no 3 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 the visitor centre of Karula National Park. The recreation site is next to the barn of the visitor centre.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 57.71251
longitude: 26.50578
L-EST 97 x: 6399501.6 y: 649339.2