Kolovesi National Park

Canoeing Boating Sights and scenery Hiking Pick berries and mushrooms Fishing Visit a Nature Information Hut Visit a Nature Centre Guided group tours  
The Emblem of Kolovesi National Park - Rock painting at Vierunvuori CliffsKolovesi is a paddler's paradise, where rocky cliffs rise over the narrow lake channels that form part of the vast labyrinthine Saimaa Lake System. Ancient rock paintings give insights into how Finland's early settlers lived in harmony with nature thousands of years ago. With luck you might encounter a curious Saimaa ringed seal. This is one of the best places to spot these unique lake seals. 

Enjoy the Peace and Quiet of Saimaa Lakeland

Location of Kolovesi National Park in FinlandLocation: In South Savo Region in the areas of Enonkoski (www.enonkoski.fi, in Finnish), Heinävesi (www.heinavesi.fi) and Savonlinna (www.savonlinna.fi). Read more

Arrival: By car, boat and public transportation. Read more

Activities: Canoeing, sights and scenery, hiking. Read more

Sights: Lake Saimaa with its clear waters and pristine forests. Rugged cliffs, ancient rock paintings, Ukonvuori Hill with the old quartz excavation and the endangered Saimaa Ringed Seal. Read more

Suitability: Suitable for summertime hiking only. In winter, entry to islands in Lake Kolovesi is forbidden. In winter, the roads to the area are not maintained. Partly suitable for visitors with mobility difficulties.

Services: Saimaa Nature Centre Riihisaari, Kolovesi Nature Information Hut, excursion harbours, campfire sites, cooking shelters, camping sites, dry toilets, rental huts, boat launching sites, canoe piers. Services of cooperating partners are also available. Read more

Trails: Two marked nature trails (Nahkiaissalo 3.3km and Mäntysalo 3.8 km). Read more

This is the web page www.nationalparks.fi/kolovesi

The area is managed by Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland, address: Akselinkatu 8, 57130 Savonlinna, Finland.

Customer Service

Kolovesi Nature Information Hut
(during the summer)

Tel. int. +358 206 39 5929


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