Customer Service and Guidance

  • There is a Finnish language information board as well as a map at the parking area.
  • For more information on the area contact Metsähallitus:
    • Tel. int. 358 (0)206 39 4630, Tue-Fri 10:00-14:00

Meals, Where to Buy and Prepare

Campfire Sites

  • There is a campfire site near the parking area on the shore of a lake.
  • The area's other campfire site and a lean-to shelter are situated just over half a kilometre from the parking area on the shore of a lake.
  • Lighting campfires is forbidden also at the constructed campfire sites if the forest fire warning is in effect.
  • More information about lighting campfires can be found at Hiking in Finland.

A lean-to shelter at shore of Lake Pääjärvi. Photo: Outi Mäenpää

Drinking Water

  • There is no drinking water point in the area. Visitors should bring water with them.
  • Look at the tips for outdoors drinking water in Hiking in Finland -pages.

Waste Management


  • There are dry toilets in the vicinity of both the area's campfire sites.

Overnight stays

Camping and Lean-to Shelters

  • Everyman's Rights ( apply in Pääjärvi Recreation Area. We ask that campers set up their tents in the vicinity of campfire sites.

Photo: Pinja Pirttilä

Lodging in the Surrounding Area

  • There are a number of different accommodation services in the Räyskälä area, about 12 to 20 km from the recreation area. More information provided by the municipality of Loppi (

Services for the Disabled

  • There are no services for the disabled in the area.

Other Services in the Surrounding Area

  • The closest shops are located at Vojakkala about 7 km and at Räyskälä about 12 km from the parking area.
  • Other services can be found in the Loppi, Tammela and Renko centres, which are each just over 20 km away.
  • In the Räyskälä area about 15 km from the recreation area you can find an amateur small plane airport, restaurant services, accommodation, program and activity services and equipment rental (e.g. canoes, snow shoes). For further information provided by the municipality of Loppi (