Services in Leivonmäki National Park

9.1.2024
Koskikaran kierros -nature trail and Rutalahti connecting trail are closed due to the ice that has covered the bridge on Rutajoki river.

Customer Service

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

The information boards at Selänpohja and Kirveslampi parking areas give information about Leivonmäki National Park.

Logo-products of the nationalpark for sale in Natural History Museum of Central Finland (tiedemuseo.jyu.fi) in Jyväskylä.

Services Offered by Enterprises and Organisations in the National Park

Meals, where to buy and prepare

Cafe

Karoliina's Park Cafe at Selänpohja parking area is open on weekends from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting. Please check the opening hours on the cafe's facebook page (facebook.com, in Finnish).

Campfire Sites

  • Lintuniemi: campfire shelter
  • Joutsniemi: lean-to shelter and a separate campfire site
  • Soimalampi: lean-to shelter
  • Harjujärvi: accessible cooking shelter and a separate accessible campfire site
  • Niinisaari: lean-to shelter
  • At the campfire sites, firewood is long trunks or splits, except for the cooking shelter of Harjujärvi where ready-made firewood is available. There is a saw and an ax at the campfire sites for chopping firewood.

Please note that when the forest fire warning or the grass fire warning is in effect, fire lighting is allowed only in the campfire site of Harjujärvi cooking shelter, that has a flue. Check the current warnings (en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi).

Campfire site on a sandy beach photographed from above. Surrounded by a summery forest, a calm lake in the background.

Drinking Water

  • 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.
  • Drinking water from the parks water-system is at each person's own risk.

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. Please note that there are also toilets that are emptied with suction (Selänpohja, Harjujärvi and Soimalampi). Do not put any food waste or other garbage in them.
  • Read more about Hiking without Littering.

Toilets

  • There are accessible toilets at Selänpohja parking area and Harjujärvi campfire shelter. These are emptied with suction.
  • There is a toilet that is emptied with suction at Soimalampi.
  • There are dry toilets at Lintuniemi, Joutsniemi and Niinisaari.
  • Bring your own toilet paper. You may need your own light source in the toilet, also during daylight hours.

Overnight Stays

Camping and Lean-to Shelters

  • Temporary camping is allowed in the vicinity of campfire sites. The best places for camping are Lintuniemi and Harjujärvi camping sites (about 5-7 tents).
  • Lean-to shelters Soimalampi, Joutsniemi and Niinisaari are suitable for four people to stay overnigt in each.

Lodging in the Surrounding Area

Hikers resting at a lean-to shelter.

Accessible Services

Other Services in the Surrounding Area

  • The village of Leivonmäki (12 km from the National Park) has a a shop, post office services, a pharmacy and a taxi.