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Orli Devil's Stone

Location
State:
Latvia
Region:
Zemgale
County:
Jaunjelgavas
Parish:
Sunākstes
Other references to the location
In the vicinity of Zilkalne cemetery, around 70 m direction N from a road leading from Zilkalne cemetery to Sunakste, in a vast and

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dangerous bog.
Coordinates
lat=56.4836111111, lon=25.5169444444
56° 29' 0" N, 25° 31' 0" E
Description

Above bog level - around 2m high and 10 m3 large stone with steep sides. Located in a bog and is almost inaccessible. May be examined during the winter, when the bog is frozen.

Narrative

First information about this secular stone - the Devil's Stone was provided by the biologist Juris Smalinskis in the journal "Vides Vestis" No.11 from 1998. The name of if allows including the stone in one group with ancient sites.

Attraction
Well-shaped secular stone, which is hard to be examined.
Availability
Very hard to find and access.
Infrastructure, management, facilities
No tourism infrastructure. Nearest town - Viesite, where one shall find, shops, local architecture monuments, location of Stender's Church, Stenders' Family graves, scenic walking trails. On the banks of Lake Viesite there are recreation centres and
Local info
No information.
Capacity
0 - 9
Publicity
Known
Legal Status
Private
Comments
Visit of the stone is an extreme adventure. Not recommended for tourists. The bog cannot be crossed, it is deep and there are water holes in the bog. Rather un-inhabited vicinity.

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