Instructions on Exploring Liesjärvi National Park

In the National Park, the following are

allowed:

  • Hiking, skiing, rowing and canoeing except in restricted areas.
  • Picking berries and mushrooms except in restricted areas.

Photo: Jari Kostet

restricted:

  • Lighting campfires and camping are only permitted at sites marked for these purposes.
  • From 15.4. to 15.7. landing at some islands is not allowed. Map
  • Fishing:
    • Hook and line fishing and ice fishing are allowed under everyman's rights, except where specific restrictions apply.
    • Lure fishing with a single rod is permitted, except in the restricted access area. Persons aged 18-64 years must pay the fisheries management fee (www.eräluvat.fi). Fishing permits are available from Metsähallitus' online shop (www.eraluvat.fi)
    • Lakes Liesjärvi, Hangaslampi and Lahnalampi are not part of the park. In order to fish in Liesjärvi or Lahnalampi lakes with more than one rod, you need to pay the fisheries management fee and also get a permit from the Liesjärvi partnership or the Kyynäräharju water area partnership. Permits granted by the partnerships can be purchased at Häme Nature Centre.
    • Fishers need to check the restrictions on fishing sites at kalastusrajoitus.fi (In Finnish).
  • Cycling and riding is allowed only on the roads marked for this purpose. (Roads: Kukkoharjuntie, Kanteluksentie, Kyynäränharjuntie, Korteniementie, Katavalammintie). See the map (julkaisut.metsa.fi, in Finnish).

forbidden:

  • Lighting campfires if the forest fire warning is in effect
    • Making open fires is always prohibited at both marked campfire sites and when fires are permitted by the land owner if a forest fire warning has been issued for the area (ilmatieteenlaitos.fi). 
    • This prohibition does not apply to cooking shelters or other fireplaces with a flue.
  • Pets running at large
  • Taking or damaging trees, bushes, other plants or their parts, or mushrooms other than edible ones
  • Damaging soil or rock, and extraction of earth material or minerals
  • Killing, catching or disturbing wild vertebrates, or damaging their nests
  • Catching or collecting invertebrates
  • Driving motor vehicles, except on roads designated for motor vehicles
  • Leaving waste in the area, or damaging constructions

Preparations

Mobile Phone Coverage

  • Although Finland has a broad network for mobile phones, there are some areas in the park where cliffs or forest block signals. There may also be some smaller spots where there is interference. If this happens try to climb to a higher place or go into an open area. It may be worth removing the SIM card from your phone and then trying again to make emergency call. Different phones also differ in their coverage.
  • We recommend that you keep your mobile phone warm at all times and take along food and drink. Certain phone models do not work when the temperature falls below zero. You should therefore let someone know your planned route. To keep your mobile phone charged, bring along a spare power source, a spare battery or an old phone with a working battery.

Equipment and Safety

Emergency number 112

In case of an emergency along the way, for example if you get lost or injured or see a forest fire, dial 112. Detailed instructions.

Dogs must be kept on a leash! Photo: Seppo Leinonen.

Dogs must be kept on a leash!

Destination Brochure

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