Rüütli campfire site

Ida-Viru County, Alutaguse National Park
Rüütli campfire site is located on one of the four separate plots of Muraka Nature Reserve (total area 14,058 hectares). The varied landscape of Muraka wetland is the habitat for several rare animal, bird, mushroom and plant species. Geese and cranes use this place as a stopover during migration. Sometimes you may see the golden eagle, the osprey and the peregrine falcon flying here. Early in the spring the black grouse play their courtship game on the frozen mire. Fox trails lead from one bog island to another. The orchids growing in the Rüütli reserve are Dactylorhiza incarnata, the early marsh-orchid; Dactylorhiza fuchsii, the common spotted orchid; and Dactylorhiza maculata, the heath spotted-orchid.
Phone+372 5681 5722
Type of objectCampfire site
Parking facilitiesParking for 10 cars
Amenities2 campfire sites, dry toilet, shelter, conical tent, information board, observation tower on upland
Camping facilities The maximum number of tents (for 4) allowed is 4
Outdoor fireplace yes
SightsDifferent forest growth types, sand ridges formed during the retreat of Lake Peipsi, raised bog flora, bog islands, bog pools, “money pit”, Rüütli bog
Berries and mushroomsCranberries
Additional information

Before going on a nature walk please read the Environmental code of conduct (freedom to roam).

RestrictionsThe campfire site is situated in Muraka Nature Conservation Area.
According to the nature conservation rules, motorised vehicle traffic is prohibited outside roads and paths. Campfires can be made only in designated sites.
LocationAlutaguse municipality, Ida-Viru County
Object no. 10 on recreation area map
Driving directionsDrive 36 km on Jõhvi–Tartu road, turn right after Iisaku small town (sign to Kotka hiking trail) and drive 1.2 forward, turn left at the junction to the road taking to the sand bank (follow the roadside signs). Drive 2 km to the parking area, where you can leave your car, and walk about 800 m to the campfire site on a bog island. 
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 59.059907
longitude: 27.254092
L-EST 97 x: 6551316 y: 686623