Puhatu campfire sites

These campfire sites, mainly used by fishers, are on the bank of the picturesque Poruni river. The river valley is protected by Puhatu Nature Reserve. Here you may meet several rare animal and plant species, for example eagles of the first protection category (white-tailed sea eagle, golden eagle, osprey), the willow ptarmigan, or the second-category capercaillie.
Phone+372 5681 5722
E-mailinfo.kauksi@rmk.ee
Type of objectCampfire site
Parking facilitiesParking in Poruni hiking trail’s parking area for about 10 cars
Amenities3 campfire sites, 6 benches, dry toilet
Camping facilities The maximum number of tents (for 4) allowed is 6.
Campfire site yes
Hiking options yes
SightsThe Poruni River and primeval forest, the Narva River
Berries and mushroomsForests rich in wild berries and mushrooms
RestrictionsThe campsites are situated in Puhatu Nature Conservation Area.
Please also note that campfire sites are located very close to the Estonian-Russian boarder.
According to the nature conservation rules, motorised vehicle traffic is prohibited outside roads and paths!
Campfires can be made only in designated sites during the months when it is allowed!
LocationAlutaguse municipality, Ida-Viru County
Object no 36 on recreation area map
Driving directions
Drive 36 km on Jõhvi–Vasknarva road, turn left (at the sign to Poruni hiking trail). Drive 12 km to the border guard station, turn left (follow the sign at the junction) and drive 4 km forward to the road barrier. Park on the parking area left to the road barrier. Walk about 400 m forward to the start of the Poruni hiking trail. The campsites are located ate the end of the hiking trail, near Narva river. 
NB! When driving from Narva direction, Google Maps offers a trip trough Auvere, which is a wrong way. The only way to access the hiking trail is from Jõhvi–Vasknarva road.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 59.1713556
longitude: 27.8600322
L-EST 97 x: 656553.1 y: 720625.1