Services in Kauhaneva-Pohjankangas National Park

Customer Service

Metsähallitus
Tel. int. +358 206 39 5270 (mon-fri 09:00-15:00) 
sisasuomi(at)metsa.fi

Services Offered by Enterprises and Organisations in the National Park

Meals, where to buy and prepare

Campfire Sites and Lean-to Shelters

  • Nummikangas: campfire place
  • Salomaa Lean-to Shelter: campfire place
  • Katikanluoma Lean-to Shelter: campfire place

Please note that lighting campfires is forbidden also at the campfire places if the forest fire warning or the grass fire warning is in effect. Check the current warnings (en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi).

  • This prohibition does not apply to cooking shelters or other fireplaces with a flue and a roof. 

Two people by the campfire near the mire.
 

Drinking Water

  • There is a well at Salomaa camping site. We recommend boiling or otherwise cleaning the water before use as the water contains coliform bacteria.
  • There ia a well at the Nummikangas campfire place. The water is suitable for drinking.
  • Surface water, such as water from lakes, rivers and brooks should be boiled before drinking, because the quality of the water varies in different areas.

Waste Management

  • There are no waste-bins in the area. Measures should be taken in advance to avoid taking unnecessary waste into the area. Biodegradable waste should be placed in a dry toilet and small amounts of clean paper and cardboard can be used as kindling in a campfire. Toilets at the parking places are emptied with suction. Do not put any food waste or other garbage in them.
  • Read more about Hiking without Littering

Toilets

  • There are dry toilets near the campfire places.

Overnight stays

Camping

  • Camping is allowed at Salomaa camping site, south of Lake Kauhalammi.
  • At Katikankanjoni you can spend the night in the Lean-to Shelter of Katikanluoma

Lodging in the Surrounding Area

Accessible Services 

  • There are no special accessible services in the National Park.
  • Kyrönkangas summer road which goes through the National Park is accessible by wheelchair, recommendably with assistance. The duckboards on the mires are narrow, and therefore not suitable for wheelchair users.

Other Services in the Surrounding Area

  • There are all the basic services in the centre of the municipality of Karvia, 11 km away.

Sights in the Surrounding Area

Check for Warnings

When forest and grass fire warnings (en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi) are in effect, fire is only allowed at covered campfire sites that have a flue. A fire can be also lit in fireplaces at wilderness and other huts. Always use extreme caution when handling fire. The one who lights a fire is always responsible for its safe use. Please note, that making fire at these campfire sites can be banned locally. 

Gathering at the campfire sites increases the risk of coronavirus infection. Guidelines concerning coronavirus COVID-19

Kauhaneva-Pohjankangas Brochure


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