Lõhavere campfire sites

Viljandi County, Sakala Recreation Area
The campfire sites and their surrounds are perfect both for a lonely wanderer and a larger group of hikers. The expansive hill fort area is suitable for organising party games and competitions. There is no drinking water available on site, but there is a stream flowing at the start of the forest path about twenty metres away, where campers can freshen up in the morning. Those who need to have their car nearby when sitting at the campfire, can use the campfire site and shelter at the parking area.
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Type of objectCampfire site
Parking facilitiesParking for 20 cars, 3 buses.
AmenitiesIn the parking area an outdoor fireplace, large shelter, information board, dry toilet. In the surrounds of the hill fort there is a outdoor fireplace, two picnic tables with shelters. There are two sets of stairs to the hill fort, and 60 m boardwalk leading to an unmarked forest path.
Camping facilities The maximum number of tents (for 4) allowed is 10.
Campfire site 1 outdoor fireplace
SightsIt is the only ancient hill fort that can be associated with a historical person: Lembitu, the elder of North Sakala, who perished on 21 September 1217 in the Battle of St. Matthew’s Day. Lõhavere hill fort was used at the beginning of the 13th century. The monument of the ancient fight for freedom in memory of the Battle of St. Matthew’s day stands near the hill fort.
Winter accessibilityThe parking area and access roads are maintained. Firewood is available at the campfire site.
Additional informationBefore going on a nature walk please read the Environmental code of conduct (freedom to roam).
LocationViljandi County, few hundred metres from Suure-Jaani–Olustvere road (3 km from Suure-Jaani). Object no.16 on the national park map.
Driving directionsDrive 31 km along Imavere–Viljandi road and turn towards Vändra. Drive 6.8 km up to Suure-Jaani junction, where the sign “Lõhavere linnamägi 2 km” directs to the right. Drive about 2 km through Kõidama village and turn left, following the sign “Lõhavere linnamägi”. Drive about 1.1 km and you are there.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 58.549408
longitude: 25.513843
L-EST 97 x: 6490921 y: 588129