Alutaguse National Park

Alutaguse National Park, with an area of ​​44,331 ha, was established in 2018 to protect and introduce the extensive bog, forest and coastal landscapes and cultural heritage of Eastern Estonia. It includes 11 former protected areas - Puhatu, Agusalu, Muraka and Selisoo nature reserves; Kurtna, Smolnitsa, Jõuga, Iisaku, Struuga and Mäetaguse landscape protection areas and River Narva with its old rivers. Alutaguse is one of the most forest-rich areas in Estonia with primeval nature, reminding taiga. There has always been sparse settlements and a high proportion of natural landscapes, the most valuable of which are vast bog areas (23,855 ha or 54%) and forested landscapes (18,759 ha or 42%). Eskers, kames and inland dunes unique to Estonia create diversity to otherwise flat surroundings.The national park is home for many rare species in Estonia and has excellent opportunities for enjoying nature and recreation all year round.

Location
Ida-Viru County, Lüganuse, Jõhvi, Toila and Alutaguse Municipalities
Attractions
River Peipsi, Kurtna Lakes, bogs, taiga reminding forest, inland dunes
Activities
Hiking and cycling, camping, nature watching and education, photography, learning
about cultural heritage, beach vacation
Information
RMK Kauksi Visitor Centre
Phone
+372 5681 5722
E-mailinfo.kauksi@rmk.ee
Address Kauksi, Alutaguse Municipality, Ida-Viru County 41001
Protected Area Manager Environmental Board of Estonia, +372 680 7438, info@keskkonnaamet.ee,  Iisaku Nature Centre,
+372 335 0200