Petkeljärvi National Park is located on the eastside of main road 74, which runs between Joensuu and Ilomantsi.
From Ilomantsi take road 5004. Turn onto Petkeljärventie Road just before Oinassalmi Sound. From this intersection it is 6 km to Petkeljärvi Nature Information Hut and Outdoor Centre. There are signposts to the park from road 74.
By Public Transportation
A coach travels only during the school year (from mid-August to the beginning of June) from Ilomantsi along road 5004 to Oinassalmi Sound (Petkeljärvi intersection), from where it is 6 km to Petkeljärvi Nature Information Hut and Outdoor Centre.
Starting Points for Excursions
The National Park's parking areas are located on the park's northern boundary, at Lake Pieni Kuikkalampi, at Lake Kuikkalampi and at Cape Petraniemi (Petkeljärventie 61, Ilomantsi). At Cape Petraniemi there are also parking spaces for caravans.
In winter the road to Petraniemi parking area is mostly maintained.
More precise parking area addresses are not available. Parking area addresses are in Finnish to be used in navigators.