Metsavenna campfire site

Järva County, Sakala Recreation Area
At Metsavenna (Forest Brother’s) campfire site it is possible to imagine yourself back to the period when lots of people were forced to live in the forest. Fortunately, now we do not have to hide the smoke from the campfire, yet fire safety has to be constantly observed and before you leave, it would be good to bring a bucket of water from the nearby Saarjõgi River and pour it on glowing ashes. Those who want a real experience may sleep in the bunker that opens in the hillside. The nearby monument was erected by the Estonian Scout Association to commemorate the past events. Hikers can go to the Saarjõgi study trail, which may take up to 4 hours to go through.
Phone+372 435 7164
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E-mail info.soomaa@rmk.ee
Type of objectCampfire site
Parking facilitiesParking area for 3 cars.
AmenitiesFire ring, a lean-to for max 3 people in sleeping bags, firewood shelter, information board.
Camping facilities The maximum number of tents (for 4) allowed is 5.
Campfire site Fire ring with a grill.
Hiking options The campfire site is on the Saarjõe study trail.
Accommodation yes
Sleeps (no. of people)For 3 people.
SightsMonument to Forest Brothers
Berries and mushroomsMushrooms
Winter accessibilityAccess road is kept clear of snow; firewood provided.
Additional informationBefore going on a nature walk please read the Environmental code of conduct (freedom to roam). Firewood provided. Access and parking are kept snowfree.
RestrictionsThe campfire site is located in Saarjõe Landscape Protection Area. Information about restrictions can be obtained from the Environmental Board (+372 680 7438, info@keskkonnaamet.ee).
LocationJärva County, Türi municipality, 3 km from Tõrvaaugu. Object no 7 on the recreation area map.
Driving directionsOn Imavere–Viljandi road, 31 km from Imavere turn towards Vändra and drive 11.3 km to the sign “Jälevere 4 km”. Follow the sign to the right and drive 9 km through Jälevere to the centre of Tõrvaaugu village, where the sign “Türi 23 km” directs to the left. Drive towards Türi to the Rassi bus stop (about 2.6 km), and follow the sign “Saeveski metsaonn” to the left. Drive about 1.6 km, and then follow the sign “Metsavenna lõkkekoht 0,1 km” to the right. When coming from the direction of Türi, find the sign “Rassi 19 km”. At the Rassi bus stop turn right towards Saeveski and drive 1.6 km. When coming from Vändra, drive 22 km along Vändra–Suure-Jaani road and then turn left towards Saeveski forest hut. Drive 4.6 km and turn right, drive straight ahead to the road fork, keep right and continue ahead for 2.8 km to the sign to Metsavenna campfire site.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 58.640926
longitude: 25.334318
L-EST 97 x: 6500891 y: 577477