Visitor Centre of Alutaguse National Park

Ida-Viru County, Alutaguse National Park
The visitor center of Alutaguse National Park is located in village Kauksi which is with a long tradition of beach holidays in Ida-Viru County. The visitor center is like the southern gate of Alutaguse National Park, where before an adventurous trip, you can get acquainted with the values ​​and opportunities of visiting the national park. The visitor center complex consists of several buildings and in two of them it is possible to get acquainted with permanent exhibitions - "Treasures of Alutaguse National Park" and "Landscapes of Ida-Viru County."
Only a 300-meter walk from the visitor center through the coastal pine forest opens to the picturesque Lake Peipsi with its sunny sandy beach and continental dunes.
PhoneAune Ferschel, communication manager
+372 5620 0080, +372 5681 5722
Opening hours02 May to 31 August Mon-Sun 10.00-18.00
01 Sept to 30 April Mon-Fri 10.00-16.00 
except on public holidays
Type of objectVisitor Centre
  • The visitor center has two permanent exhibitions: "Treasures of Alutaguse National Park"
  •  "Landscapes of Ida-Viru County", which also introduces renewable and non-renewable natural resources.
  • Information point where you can get information about Alutaguse National Park, recreation opportunities on the northern shore of Lake Peipsi and other RMK recreation areas, hiking trails and protected areas.
  • There are 5 illuminated information boards in the yard, which introduce the recreation possibilities of Alutaguse National Park and the recreation area on the northern shore of Lake Peipsi. In addition, you can get an overview of Estonian national parks and RMK's hiking network.
  • We offer discount programs in Estonian and Russian for schools and kindergartens in winter, spring and autumn.
  • Paid nature education programs all year round.
  • Souvenirs and crafts for sale
  • Rooms for rent for nature-themed events, accommodation for up to 23 people 105 EUR, with sauna 132 EUR
Camping facilities Kauksi campsite
Campfire site Fire ring with barbecue grill and a pavilion.
Wheelchair accessibility The ground floors of both buildings are wheelchair accessible. Inva WC is in the same buiding with the information point, a ramp.
Water Tap water during the opening time of the visitor centre
Hiking options Kauksi stream study trail
Luite hiking trail
V section of Penijõe-Aegviidu-Kauksi hiking route
Accommodation yes
SightsLake Peipus, coastal pine forest, Kauksi stream, sand dunes. 
Additional informationCard payment option
Before going to nature, please read the Environmental code of conduct (freedom to roam), Guidelines for nature tourists,  Zero waste in Nature.
LocationKauksi village, Alutaguse municipality, 41008 Ida-Viru County
Object no. 14 on recreation area map
Driving directionsDrive 47 km on Jõhvi–Tartu road, turn left at the Kauksi bus stop (the sign at the turn). Drive 600 m forward until you see the building of the Visitor Centre at the right side of the road.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 58.992831
longitude: 27.226335
L-EST 97 x: 6543776.5 y: 685392