Tõrvaaugu recreation site

Järva County, Sakala Recreation Area
Make a fire only in a place prepared and marked for it. The need for firewood in our campsites is very high during the summer, therefore firewood may be out. To avoid disappointment, please take firewood or barbecue coals with you when traveling by car. Do not leave a burning fire unattended! When using a charcoal grill, pour the coals on the fireplace, not under the forest. Extinguish the fire properly, when leaving.
Tõrvaaugu (Tar pit) recreation site has got its name from the authentic tar-burning pit beside the shelter. Tar is still made here at least once a year in September, when the Forest and Hiking Day takes place in Rassi village. The recreation site is one of the attractions on Vanapagana study trail. Due to its roadside location it is also a nice stop for car travellers. Visitors interested in cultural heritage can read about tar burning on the information board.
Phone+372 526 1924
E-mail info.soomaa@rmk.ee
Type of objectRest Stop
AmenitiesShelter, seats, information board
Hiking options On the Vanapagana study trail.
SightsThe site has cultural and historical importance both for local people and others. Tar burning at Tõrvaaugu was first recorded in 1832.
Additional information Before going on a nature walk please read the Environmental code of conduct (freedom to roam), rules of conduct and waste-sorting policy
LocationRassi village, Türi municipality, Järva county
Object no 10 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 to Tõrvaaugu bus stop. The recreation site is before the bus stop by the right side of the road. When approaching from the direction of Türi, follow the sign “Rassi 19 km” and drive to the centre of Tõrvaaugu village, and turn left there. The recreation site is to the right of the road.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 58.630976
longitude: 25.384812
L-EST 97 x: 6499842 y: 580431