Räpina–Värska Recreation Area

RMK Räpina–Värska Recreation Area entails the Palumaa region with the most beautiful, healthy and aromatic pine forests in Estonia. Forests here are rich in wild berries and mushrooms. Lake Peipus and its parts Lake Lämmijärv and Lake Pihkva are fishermen’s paradise and offer a wide range of opportunities for holiday journeys and sailing. The rivers in the area are suitable for canoeing or kayaking—the Võhandu River, the longest in Estonia with its 162 km, and the Piusa River with the steepest fall (2.24 m/km) are waiting for you.
Little forest lakes offer a peaceful and relaxing holiday, and spectacular sandstone outcroppings rise high above the Võhandu and Piusa rivers. To the south, downstream the Võhandu River, lies the Seto region.

LocationPõlva County, Võru County
AttractionsMeenikunno Landscape Protection Area, Piusa Museum Caves, Pechory firing range, rivers and lakes, forests full of wild berries and mushrooms
RMK Kiidjärve Visitor Centre
Phone+372 676 7122
E-mail info.kiidjarve@rmk.ee
Contact us
Kiidjärve village, Põlva municipality, 63604 Põlva County
ActivitiesHiking and cycling, skiing, picking wild berries and mushrooms, swimming, boating, fishing.
Visitor Management State Forest Management Centre (RMK)
Protected Area Manager
Environmental Board of Estonia
+372 662 5999, info@keskkonnaamet.ee
Additional informationIn Estonian nature, old explosive devices left from the war, still can be found. If you have found an object resembling an explosive device, leave it untouched, mark the location and immediately report the discovery to the emergency number 112. More information on the website of the Estonian Rescue Board.