Altmetsa campfire site

Jõgeva County, Alam-Pedja Nature Reserve
In case of heavy rain, it is difficult to cross several sections of the trail, in some places the trail may be under water
The campfire site is in the lands of the old Altmetsa farm, 1,5 km from the parking lot of Kirna study trail. The observation tower at the campfire site is visible from the very start of Kirna study trail and it offers a good view on the Pedja river and flooded meadow.
Phone+372 676 7122
Type of objectCampfire site
Parking facilitiesParking for 8 cars is at he beginning of the trail before the bridge over the Pedja River.
AmenitiesAltmetsa 4-storey watchtower (14 m), fire ring with grill rest, 6 benches, dry toilet, woodshed with dry toilet, information board
Camping facilities The maximum number of tents (for 4) allowed is 4.
Campfire site Fire ring with a grill.
Hiking options On the Kirna study trail.
SightsPedja River and flood meadow, floodplain forest
Additional information
  • Kirna study trail, which takes you to the campfire site, can be impassable during the flood. On the trail and at the campfire site gun shots can be heard – this is because of the shooting practice of the Defence League. 
  • Before going on a nature walk please read the Environmental code of conduct (freedom to roam), rules of conduct and waste-sorting policy
Restrictions The campfire site is situated in Alam-Pedja Nature Reserve, view the restrictions on visiting here. Further information can be obtained from the Environmental Board (+372 662 5999,
LocationPõltsamaa municipality, Jõgeva County. Object no 6 on the nature reserve map.
Driving directionsTo get to Kirna study trail, drive along the Tartu–Tallinn road, 30 km from Tartu, turn left in Puurmani towards Jüriküla (there are 2 signs under the bridge – “Kirna 5” and “Jüriküla keskus”) and drive 5 km till the parking lot of Kirna study trail.  Continue on foot 1,5 km through the Pedja river campfire site or 5,5 km from the direction of Defence League.
Access by boat along the Pedja River, heading downstream from the bridge untill the tower.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 58.543014
longitude: 26.224482
L-EST 97 x: 6491362 y: 629510