Services in Leivonmäki National Park
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
- Enterprises and organisations offering services in the national park
- They have a cooperation agreement with Metsähallitus and they follow the principles of sustainable nature tourism when operating in the national park.
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).
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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
- Some of the nationalpark's partner enterprises offer also accommodation.
- More information on accommodation services in the surrounding areas can be found on the webpage of the municipality of Joutsa (joutsa.fi, in Finnish).
- The Leivonmäki National Park offers accessible services. Read more about Leivonmäki's accessible nature trails and hiking structures.
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.