Lahemaa National Park


Lahemaa is the oldest and largest national park in Estonia representing the nature and cultural heritage, typical of North Estonia. Established in 1971, covering an area of  72,500 ha. It encompasses 47,410 ha of land and 25,090 ha of sea.

Conservation work is based on the restriction rules of Lahemaa National Park.

The three management zones in the park are:

  • nature reserve (0.1 % of the territory). ESKU RESERVE and REMNISPEA RESERVE are closed to the public.
  • special management zone (18 % of the territory). Picking berries and mushrooms is permitted, but any other economic activity is forbidden. NB! The zones at Ulkkari, Älvi and Kasispea are closed for visitors during the breeding season of birds, from April 1st to July 15th.
  • limited management zone: activities which meet the restriction requirements of the restriction rules are allowed.