Peipsiveere Nature Reserve

The main value of the area is the biodiversity of wetland habitats and the large wetland delta of the Emajõgi River. Peipsiveere (Emajõe-Suursoo) Nature Reserve has been under national conservation since 1981, when 30 new wetland protection areas were established in Estonia. The main purpose of the nature reserve is the conservation, protection and study of the wetland delta of the Emajõgi River and its endangered and rare plant and animal communities and species. In 1997, the nature reserve was included in the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance and since 2004 it has been a Natura 2000 area of Bird and Habitat Sites.

LocationTartu County
AttractionsVarious types of wetland, bog islands, reed beds, rivers and lakes and the surrounding forest masses.
InformationRMK Kiidjärve Nature Centre

Phone: +372 676 7122


Contact us: Kiidjärve village, Vastse-Kuuste municipality, Põlva County
Visitor management
Centre for State Forest Management in Estonia (RMK)
Visitor restrictionsTent camping and making campfire is allowed only in designated and marked places. Planning public events requires prior consent from the protected area manager. Visitors must observe established restrictions on fishing.
Protected area managerEnvironmental Board of Estonia


Campfire site Kantsi campfire site, Koosa campfire site
Nature Centre Emajõe-Suursoo Nature Centre
Study trail Emajõe study trail (2.5 km)