Piusa Caves Nature Reserve

Piusa Caves have been placed under protection to protect the largest hibernating bat colony in the Baltic countries.

LocationPõlva County
AttractionsCave Museum, sandstone caves, bats and forests
InformationRMK Karula information point

Phone: +372 5304 3504

E-mail: karula.teabepunkt@rmk.ee

Address: Ähijärve village, Antsla municipality, Võru County

Piusa Caves Visitor Centre

Phone: +372 5304 4120

Located near the Cave Museum
Visitor managementCentre for State Forest Management in Estonia (RMK)
Protected Area ManagerPõlva-Valga-Võru region, Environmental Board of Estonia
Visiting restrictionsCamping and making campfire is allowed in designated places only. For organising a public event with more than 50 participants, the consent of the protected area manager is required. People are allowed into the cave system only with the consent of the protected area manager from 1 May to 31 August, from sunrise to sunset, except in the Cave Museum, which can be visited together with tour guides.
Additional information
The Nature Reserve brochure was published by Environmental Board in 2012. Download PDF.