Ķemeri Forest house is really cool outdoors tourism attraction located close to Jūrmala

The park centre is located in Ķemeri, in the “Forest House” . We first discovered this place back in Spring 2018 and made some nice hiking in the area, see: Hiking Trails in Kemeri National Park (Near Forest House)

We have been returning here for a few more times ever since. 

Forest House in Ķemeri

Forest House in Ķemeri

The history of the “Tree House” dates back to the summer of 1933, when in the newly constructed building, a centre for sports and recreation (arch. Fridrihs Skujiņš) was opened, pleasing the visitors with “a exemplary shooting range, various American sport type apparatus, ping-pong, bowling alley, billiards, chess and bridge premises, good beer, delicious tea and coffee”.

Later the sport centre was changed into a restaurant “Fun mosquito”, which was operating up until World War II and offered fine meals for the resort guests, and the dinner entertainment included dancing and cabaret.

Forest house from a drone flight

Forest house from a drone flight

During the Soviet era, it hosted a children’s sanatorium. Now, it is the ĶNP administration and information centre, as well as Nature School organizing various events of nature education activities.

Location & Map
Latvia
Coordinates: 56.949720 23.513280