Palumägede campfire site

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A nice place for lakeside recreation with a narrow strip of sandy beach on the lakeshore and the nearby hiking trail provides a fascinating walk across a versatile terrain.
Phone+372 676 7122
Type of objectCampfire site
Parking facilitiesThe parking lot by the information board can accommodate 10 cars.
AmenitiesParking area, information board, picnic table with shelter, 4 benches, outdoor fireplace, 2 fire rings with barbecue grill, firewood shelter, dry toilet
Camping facilities The maximum number of tents (for 4) allowed is 10.
Outdoor fireplace yes
Campfire site 1 outdoor fireplace, 2 fire rings with barbecue grill.
Hiking options The campfire site is on the Palumägede hiking trail.
SightsLake Pangodi and the surrounding kames.
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
RestrictionsThe campfire site is situated in Pangodi Landscape Protection Area. Camping and making campfire is allowed in designated places only. Planning public events with more than 50 participants and use of motorised vehicle on waterways requires prior consent from the protected area manager (the Environmental Board +372 662 5999; The use of bicycles and motorised vehicles is prohibited outside roads and paths. Parking outside designated areas is prohibited.
LocationKambja municipality, Tartu County. Object no 50 on the recreation area map.
Driving directionsDrive 13 km from Tartu towards Võru, turn right towards Otepää, drive 10 km, turn left at the Kodijärve manor park, drive 1.4 km and turn left (wooden sign “Palumäed”). It is about 800 m along the forest road to the parking lot of the campfire site. You can go only on foot to the campfire site by the lake.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 58.191444
longitude: 26.574536
L-EST 97 x: 6452963 y: 651384