Kiidjärve–Kooraste Recreation Area

Kiidjärve–Kooraste Recreation Area is located in the northern part of Põlva County, 40 km from Tartu and 10 km from Põlva. Through the area flows the Ahja River. The woodland in the curves of the river extends over 80 square kms and is rich in berries and mushrooms and also remarkably interesting for various archaeological, historical and natural attractions. This is why the highlights of this recreation area are nature-educational hiking trips.

LocationPõlva County
AttractionsPrimeval valley of the Ahja River with sandstone outcrops, Kooraste valleys with rivers and lakes, scenic forest areas, impressive bog patches, varied terrain.
ActivitiesWalking and cycling trips, boat and canoeing trips, cross-country skiing and other sports (orienteering, cross-country running races, sports games), nature-educational study trips, nature observation, picking mushrooms and berries, fishing.
InformationRMK Kiidjärve Nature Centre and information point

Opening hours:
1 June to 31 August, Mon to Sun 10.00–17.00
1 September to 31 May, Wed to Fri 11.00–16.00

Further information: +372 676 7122


Address: Kiidjärve village, Vastse-Kuuste municipality, 63604 Põlva County
Protected Area Manager
Lõuna region, Environmental Board of Estonia
+372 799 0900;
PartnersFor active recreation opportunities in RMK Kiidjärve–Kooraste Recreation Area, please refer to the home page of RMK’s partner Matkajuht OÜ.