Suitsu rest stop

Pärnu County, Matsalu National Park
Make a fire only in a place prepared and marked for it. To avoid disappointment, please take firewood or barbecue coals with you when traveling by car. Do not leave a burning fire unattended! When using a charcoal grill, pour the coals on the fireplace, not under the forest. Extinguish the fire properly, when leaving.
On the right bank of the Suitsu River you can see both old and restored boatsheds, which were and still are used to store the necessary fishing equipment. At the sheds both the local fishermen and the tour boats of visitors of the national park depart to the river. A path leads from the recreation site to the observation tower and a hiking trail.
Phone +372 472 4236
Type of objectRest Stop
Parking facilitiesGravel parking area
AmenitiesPicnic table at the parking area, another one near the Suitsu observation tower. A waste bag holder near both tables. Next to the parking area there is a dry toilet and information board introducing the area.
Hiking options Suitsu hiking trail
SightsMatsalu forest, flood meadow, reed beds, Suitsu River, old boathuts, Suitsu observation tower, Suitsu hiking trail
Additional information 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, Matsalu forest 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 (+372 680 7438,
LocationKirikuküla village, Lääneranna municipality, Pärnu County
Object no 6 on the national park map
Driving directionsDrive 43 km from Risti to Virtsu (road no 10), turn right towards Penijõe (road no. 16193). Drive 1 km and turn left towards Kirikuküla village (at the sign of 5.5 km to Suitsu observation tower, road no 16194). Drive along the gravel road to the parking space on the bank of the Suitsu River. A 300 m long surface road takes you to the Suitsu observation tower.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 58.721711
longitude: 23.749894
L-EST 97 x: 6509145 y: 485510