Piusa Cave System Nature Reserve

Piusa Caves have been taken under protection to maintain the biggest hibernating bat colony in the Baltic States.


Põlva County


Museum Cave, sandstone caves, bats and forests


RMK Haanja information point

Tel: +372 782 9090

E-mail: haanja.teabepunkt@rmk.ee

address Haanja Village, Haanja Rural Municipality, Võru County

MTÜ Piusamaa information point

Tel: +372 5301 6401

location in the vicinity of the Museum Cave

Visit organiser


Manager of the protected area

Põlva-Valga-Võru region of the Environmental Board

Rules of conduct

Camping and making a fire is allowed only in designated areas. Organising public events of more than 50 participants requires the permission of the manager of the protected area. Going into the caves in the protected area from 1 May till 31 August from sunrise until sunset is allowed only by separate permissions from the manager of the protected area for every visit, except to the Museum Cave, where you can go only with a guide.
Protection rules (in estonian)

Recreation area map

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Issued by the State Nature Preservation Centre in 2006