Alam-Pedja Nature Reserve

The main assets of the area are the diverse wetland habitats, different mire communities and rivers. Alam-Pedja is an area of large mires, flooded forests and meadows and meandering rivers. This area was placed under nature conservation in 1994. The area of the Nature Reserve is 34,220 ha. This extensive wildlife area is located in the basin of Lake Võrtsjärv in the border areas of Jõgeva, Tartu and Viljandi counties. Since 1997 the Nature Reserve belongs to the Ramsar sites – wetlands of international importance and since 2004 to the EU Natura network of protected areas.

LocationJõgeva County; Tartu County; Viljandi County
AttractionsDifferent bogs, rivers, grasslands, incl. flooded areas, varied flora and fauna, traditional village landscape.
Informationtel +372 5305 9756; +372 676 7999;
Protected Area ManagerJõgeva-Tartu region, Environmental Board, partly also the Pärnu-Viljandi region, Environmental Board of Estonia
Visitor restrictionsFor restrictions imposed in Alam-Pedja Nature Reserve please read here.


Campfire site Naela campfire site, Rasti campfire site, Altmetsa campfire site, Pedja river campfire site
Other Kamari-Kärevere water trail (75 km)
Study trail Kirna study trail (6.8 km), Selli-Sillaotsa study trail (4.7 km)