They have a cooperation agreement with Metsähallitus and they follow the principles of sustainable nature tourism when operating in the national park.
Meals, where to buy and prepare
Shops, cafés and restaurants
Lauhansarvi Nature Tourism Centre (www.lauha.fi, in Finnish) in the municipality of Isojoki offers restaurant and accommodation services. It is open round the year, tel.int. +358 40 825 8751.
In the municipality centre of Isojoki (12 km), there are all basic services.
Campfire Sites and Cooking Shelters
Ahvenlammi: campfire place
Kaivolammi: campfire place
East and west side of Lake Spitaalijärvi: campfire place
West side of Lake Spitaalijärvi: cooking shelter
Lighting campfires is not allowed even at the campfire places if the forest fire warning is in effect.
At the cooking shelter at Lake Spitaalijärvi, the fireplace with chimney can be used also during the forest fire warning.
There is a well in the vicinity of Lauhan kämppä cabin, which was recently destroyed in a fire. The well's water has been tested and was found to be clean.
A spring on the east side of Lake Spitaalijärvi. The water must be boiled before drinking.
Spring areas around the trail from Lake Spitaalijärvi to Kivijata, the water has not been tested.
The water in Lauhanvuori area is generally suitable for drinking, but it has not been tested.
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.
There are dry toilets at the top of Lauhanvuori Hill, on the grounds of the now destroyed Lauhan kämppä cabin, and at Lakes Spitaalijärvi, Ahvenlampi and Kaivolampi.
Camping is allowed on camping sites at Lakes Ahvenlampi and Kaivolampi, and at the east side of Lake Spitaalijärvi.
There are parking area with electricity at the Nature Tourism Centres in Lauhansarvi (www.lauha.fi, in Finnish). On the parking are at Lake Spitaalijärvi, it is allowed to stay in a caravan, but there are no other services in the area. There is space for only two caravans.
Lodging in the Surrounding Area
Information on lodging in the surrounding area can be found on the webpages of the municipalities of Isojoki (www.isojoki.fi, in Finnish) and Kauhajoki (www.kauhajoki.fi).
Services for the Disabled
To Lake Spitaalijärvi in the middle of the park it is possible to get by wheelchair. The distance is about 500 m from the parking area. There is a 0,5-km-trail on the lake shore, and a cooking shelter and a dry toilet suitable for the disabled.
Other Services in the Surrounding Area
The nearest bank and shop services are at Isojoki (12 km).
The nearest petrol stations are in Isojoki (12 km) and Honkajoki (20 km).
It is possible to rent a sauna in Muurahainen and Lauhansarvi Nature Tourism Centres.
Sights in the Surrounding Area
Mustasaarenkeidas is a protected mire at Isojoki, where there are a 1,3-km-long circular duckboard trail and observation tower. The area is managed by Metsähallitus. More information from Metsähallitus, Tel. int. +358 206 39 5270 (tue-fri 10:00-14:00), seitseminen(at)metsa.fi.
Hyypänjokilaakso (www.kauhajoki.fi) in Kauhajoki is a landscape area of national value.