Sakala Recreation Area

On the hiking trails of the Sakala Recreation Area one can feel the spirit of the ancient forest people. The wetlands, bogs and primeval forests, largely untouched by human activity, are an ideal place for reflecting on your roots, communicating with the forest spirits, tracing the activities of wild game and fowl, and looking for your place in nature’s circle of life. The forest paths are attractive in their simplicity, isolation and loneliness. Spending the night at a campfire, waking up in the forest hut on a crisp March morning to the sound of the courting capercaillies and black grouse, swimming in a refreshing bog lake or a day’s walk on the sandy hills of the ozone-rich pine forest offer a perfect break from your hectic everyday routine.

LocationViljandi County, Valga County, Järva County
AttractionsThe varied forest and bog landscapes in the Sakala Upland, ancient Lõhavere hill fort, mysterious hiking trails with several cultural heritage objects.
Activitieswalking, fishing, picnicking, nature watching, picking berries-mushrooms, nature education.
InformationRMK Soomaa Visitor Centre
+372 526 1247
Contact us
Kõrtsi-Tõramaa, Tipu Village, Põhja-Sakala municipality, 71201 Viljandi county
Visitor Management State Forest Management Centre (RMK)
Protected Area Manager
Environmental Board of Estonia +372 662 5999,
Additional information In 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.

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