Mäekonnu observation tower

Võru County, Karula National Park
Mäekonnu observation tower is out of order and closed for visitors.
The wooden observation tower, constructed in 2007, is situated in Mähkli village. The parking area is next to Mäekonnu campfire site. In winter the parking area and access to the tower are kept clear of snow. Stunning views of the semi-natural landscapes and forests of Karula open from the top of the tower.
Phone+372 782 8350
E-mail info.karula@rmk.ee
Type of objectObservation Tower
Parking facilitiesParking next to the Mäekonnu campfire site.
Amenities25 m high wooden observation tower, waste bin, benches, information board.
Camping facilities 2 tents (for 4) allowed in Mäekonnu campfire site.
Campfire site Fire ring with a grill
Hiking options The campfire site marks the beginning of the 15 km long Karula cycling trail and nearby passes the 36 km long Karula hiking trail.
SightsSemi-natural landscapes, forests.
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
RestrictionsObservation tower 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).
LocationMähkli village, Antsla municipality. Object no 7 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 3.2 km on Haabsaare–Saru road to the sign “Mäekonnu vaatetorn 1 km”. Drive 1 km to the parking area of the Mäekonnu observation tower. The tower is 100 m from the parking area (follow the sign). The campfire site is next to the observation tower.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 57.73259
longitude: 26.48995
L-EST 97 x: 6401698 y: 648317