Varessaare forest hut

During the time of a risk of a forest fire in Estonia: • You can make fire only in designated places. • You can make fire only with a wind up to 5 m/s. • Watch out your fire!
An old two-story forest keeper's place at the edge of one of Estonia's largest bogs - the Muraka bog. As the area is virtually uninhabited, it is very likely that a quiet visitor will see some wild animals here.
Phone+372 5681 5722
E-mailinfo.kauksi@rmk.ee
Type of objectForest hut
Parking facilitiesPark at the edge of field (in Mustassaare), 2 km from the hut
AmenitiesThe old forest keeper’s place, two-storey hut, stove/oven, sleeps 5–6 people on bunk beds, picnic table, campfire site
Camping facilities yes
Outdoor fireplace yes
Hiking options yes
Accommodation yes
SightsMuraka raised bog
Berries and mushroomsCloudberries
Winter accessibilityNo snow removal in the winter; firewood provided
Additional informationThe forest hut can be used free of charge. Please observe the principles of freedom to roam.
RestrictionsThe forest hut is situated in the Muraka Nature Reserve.
The forest hut remains within the Varessaare special management zone and according to the nature conservation rules, motorised vehicle traffic is prohibited outside roads and paths. Campfires can be made only in designated sites.
LocationVaressaare, Maidla municipality
Driving directionsOn Mäetaguse–Metsküla–Iisaku road drive to Vaabu village, turn right to Mustassaare. The road branches into two twice, keep to the right both times. Drive up to a demolished barn-dwelling, park your car there. Walk to the left, towards Muraka bog, across the field to the forest path. The Varessaare forest hut is situated 2 km from the start of the hiking trail.  
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 59.170879
longitude: 27.128736
L-EST 97 x: 678863 y: 6563322