Penijõe observation tower

Pärnu County, Matsalu National Park
From the observation tower in the reeds on the left bank of the Penijõgi River, you can admire views of the reed beds covering 3,000 hectares between the delta branches of the Kasari River, which is among the most interesting habitats in the Matsalu National Park. In spring nights the Eurasian bittern bellows in the reeds, you can hear the calls of sedges, Savi’s warblers and crakes, in the summer the local fauna hides in the shade of the reed wall which grows up to 4 m high, and you might also spot a western marsh-harrier or a white-tailed eagle flying above the reeds.
Phone+372 513 8783
Type of objectObservation Tower
Parking facilitiesSolid-surface parking area near the Penijõe Manor, on the bank of the Penijõgi River, for 14 cars or 3 tour buses.
Amenities8 m high observation tower, open top, benches
Hiking options Penijõe hiking trail
SightsVisitor Centre of Matsalu National Park, Penijõe Manor complex, biodiversity, Viita wooded meadow
Additional information
  • Dear Visitor!
The trail is located on a grazed area and because of this dogs are not allowed! The animals may attack dogs.
We hope you understand and apologize for the inconvenience!
Before going on a nature walk please read the Environmental code of conduct (freedom to roam), rules of conduct and waste-sorting policy
    RestrictionsMatsalu National Park, meadows in special management zone. Before your visit, please get acquainted with valid nature conservation rules of Matsalu National Park. Information about restrictions can be obtained from the Environmental Board (+372 662 5999,
    LocationPenijõe village, Lääneranna municipality, Pärnu County
    Object no 7 on the national park map
    Driving directionsDrive 43 km on Risti–Virtsu road (Road no. 10), turn right towards Penijõe (road no. 16193). Drive 2 km to the parking area of the Matsalu National Park Centre at the Penijõgi River, follow the sign to the hiking trail. Walk 1.6 km on the hiking trail to the Penijõe observation tower.
    Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
    latitude: 58.727085
    longitude: 23.803157
    L-EST 97 x: 6509733 y: 488598