Kiidjärve–Kooraste Recreation Area

Kiidjärve–Kooraste Recreation Area includes beautiful nature and opportunities for active holidays from the northern part of Põlva County to the western part of Valga County. The area is full of mushroom and berry forests, beautiful rivers and lakes, marsh patches and extraordinary sandstone outcrops. Scraping sandstone outcrops is FORBIDDEN and staying under sandstone outcrops and in the springwater caves is DANGEROUS - RISK OF CAVE IN!  Area is also rich in archaeological, historical and natural attractions. Numerous hiking and study trails, campfire sites and camping areas have been established, so it is possible to enjoy various ways of spending a holiday here.
LocationPõlva County, Valga County
AttractionsPrimeval valley of the Ahja River with sandstone outcrops, Kooraste valleys with rivers and lakes, scenic forest areas, impressive bog patches, varied terrain, lake Palojärv, Sangaste species-rich forest park.
ActivitiesWalking and cycling trips, boat and canoeing trips, orienteering, nature-educational study trips, nature observation, picking mushrooms and berries, fishing.
InformationRMK Kiidjärve Visitor Centre
 +372 676 7122
Contact us
Kiidjärve village, Põlva municipality, Põlva County
Visitor Management State Forest Management Centre (RMK)
Protected Area Manager
Environmental Board of Estonia
+372 662 5999,
Additional informationIn Estonian nature, old explosive devices left from the war, still can be found. If you have found an object resembling an explosive device, leave it untouched, mark the location and immediately report the discovery to the emergency number 112. More information on the website of the Estonian Rescue Board.