Customer Service

Tel. int. +358 206 39 5270 (mon-fri 09:00-15:00)

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

Logo-products of the nationalpark for sale in Teboil Leivonmäki and in Natural History Museum of Central Finland in Jyväskylä around the year, and in cafe Leivonen at Selänpohja and cafe Letkaliiteri in Rutalahti, Joutsa during summertime.

Services Offered by Enterprises and Organisations in the National Park

Meals, where to buy and prepare


Tentcafe Leivonen ( in Finnish) at Selänpohja parking area.

Opening hours 2019:

  • From 19.4. fridays, saturdays and sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • 28.6. - 31.7. wednesdays, fridays, saturdays and sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Closed on rainy days
  • Contact info: Sirkku Majori +358 405734280

Campfire Sites

  • Lintuniemi: campfire site (campfire shelter)
  • Joutsniemi: campfire site (lean-to shelter)
  • Soimalampi: campfire site (lean-to shelter)
  • Harjujärvi: campfire site (campfire shelter)
  • Niinisaari Island: campfire site (lean-to shelter)
  • Pulled down 3/2017: Halttunen Island: campfire site (lean-to shelter) 
  • Koskikara: campfire site (cooking shelter)

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 (

Joutsniemi campfire site. Photo: Touho Häkkinen.

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.

At Soimalampi lean-to shelter. Kuva: Satu Ojala

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.
  • Read more about Hiking without Littering.


  • There is a dry toilet at Selänpohja parking area.
  • There are dry toilets at every campfire site except at Koskikara cooking shelter.
  • There is a dry toilet also suitable for the disabled at Lake Harjujärvi campfire shelter.

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

  • More information on accommodation services in the surrounding areas can be found on the webpage of the municipality of Joutsa (, in Finnish).
  • Some of the enterprises mentioned below offer also accommodation.

Enjoying a campfire at the Lintuniemi campfire hut. Photo: Timo Nieminen

Services for the Disabled

  • Luupään lenkki Circle Trail in the southern part of the National Park was designed so that disabled visitors could also be able to enjoy it. The portion of the trail from the shore of Lake Harjujärvi to Lake Turasenlammit is 700 m long. It is very wide and has duckboards and is therefore accessible by wheelchair. On the shore of Lake Harjujärvi there is a campfire shelter especially designed for use by the disabled, as well as a dry toilet for the disabled. Harjujärvi campfire shelter can be reached by taxis for the disabled. The key for the locked gate can be ordered in advance from Metsähallitus, Tel. int. +358 206 39 5270 (tue-fri 10:00-14:00), seitseminen(at) or picked up from Röykkälän luomutila (, in Finnish) (Harjunlahdentie 760, tel. int. +35840 729 4134).

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.

Services Offered by Partners in Leivonmäki National Park

Destination Brochure 

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