Altmetsa observation tower (ca 1.5 km from the parking)

Jõgeva County, Alam-Pedja Nature Reserve
Altmetsa observation tower is located on the circular Kirna study trail. The tower is 1.5 km from the parking lot along the right branch of the trail and 5.3 km along the left branch. The so-called watchtower-type massive log tower, is located on the Altmetsa campfire site on the former farm land. From the observation tower, you can enjoy pleasant views of the Pedja River and the meadows.
Phone +372 676 7122
Type of objectObservation Tower
Parking facilitiesThe parking lot for 8 cars is located at the beginning of the Kirna study trail before the Pedja river bridge
Amenities12 m high log observation tower, informnation  boards on the walls of the intermediate platforms, tables and benches above.
Campfire site Altmetsa campfire site 
Hiking options On foot on Kirna study trail,  water trip along the Pedja River
SightsViews of the Pedja River and meadow, wildlife
Additional information
Restrictions The campfire site is situated in Alam-Pedja Nature Reserve, view the restrictions on visiting here. Further information can be obtained from the Environmental Board (+372 662 5999,
Location Põltsamaa municipality, Jõgeva County. 
Driving directions The observation tower location marker on the map shows the location of the trail's parking lot.
By land: drive along the Tartu–Tallinn road, 30 km from Tartu, turn left in Puurmani towards Jüriküla (there are 2 signs under the bridge – “Kirna 5” and “Jüriküla keskus”) and drive 5 km till the parking lot of Kirna study trail. Continue on foot 1,5 km through the Pedja river campfire site
Access by boat: along the Pedja River, heading downstream from the bridge untill the tower.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 58.543298
longitude: 26.22463
L-EST 97 x: 6491394 y: 629518