Services in Sanginjoki

Extensive renovation and construction work is underway in the Sanginjoki Nature Reserve. The parking areas and rest areas in the area are out of use. There is a lot of heavy machinery in the area. The work will be completed in autumn 2024.

Hikers sit on the benches of a covered rest area in the middle of the forest.

Customer Service and Guidance

Liminka Bay Visitor Centre. 
Tel. int. + 358 206 39 6059

Services offered by enterprises and other organisations in Sanginjoki

Following enterprises and other organisations offer services in the nature reserve. They have a cooperation agreement with Metsähallitus and they follow the principles of sustainable nature tourism when operating in national park.

Meals, Where to Buy and Prepare

You can prepare and enjoy your own meals at all campfire sites. 

Campfire Sites

You can make fire only in official campfire sites. It is forbidden to make a open fire during the wildfire warning. Sites are maintained regularly and we provide firewood to all locations. Pleace notice that the surroundings of the Ahinmaja rental hut are not for public use. 

Drinking Water

Bring your own water. There's no official water points in the area. The quality of the natural waters has not been tested. 

Waste Management

In the forest there are no waste-bins. Biodegradable waste should be placed in a dry toilet or composter, and small amounts of clean paper and cardboard can be used as kindling in a campfire.

Dry toilets

A general rule is that there's a dry toilet on every official campsite. Please see the map. 

  • Sanginjoki riverside, one dry toilet on a halfway of the trail. 
  • Loppula house parking lot. 
  • Kalimeenkierros trail,  Myllykoski and Kalimeenlampi. 
  • Isokankaankierros trail, Isokangas and Kummunkorpi lean-to shelter.
  • Korpilammen kierros trail, Korpilampi.

Overnight Stays

Rental Hut

Ahinmaja rental hut is located at Isokankaanjärvi. The hut is open for rental all year round. The price is 75€/night.

NOTICE. Ahinmaja rental hut is closed from 1st of April to 30th of October 2024 due to the construction of the Isonkankaanjärvi campfire site and the new parking area, as well as the new road alignment. To ensure safety, Isokankaantie road is closed during the construction work.

Lean-to Shelters


Camping is allowed at official campfire sites. 

Accessible Services

There are no accessible services in the area.

Other Services in the Surrounding Area

Pilpasuo mire nature reserve is situated south of Sanginjoki nature reserve. Pilpasuo is part of Natura 2000 ecological network. The trails and campfire sites in Pilpasuo are maintained by municipality of Oulu. Read more about Pilpasuo nature reserve from Oulu municipality webpages ( 

Customer Service

Liminka Bay Visitor Centre

Tel. int. + 358 206 39 6059 (The price of the call is EUR 0.00/min + mobile phone charge specified in your mobile phone subscription or local network charge when using a landline phone.)


Check for Warnings

When forest and grass fire warnings ( 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