When arriving from the south, turn off of main road 4 at Pihtipudas. Turn left onto road 760 towards Reisjärvi. It is 46 km from this intersection to Reisjärvi. Turn left off of road 760 onto road 58 following the signs to Reisjärvi. Follow road 58 for 6 km and then turn left onto road 7594 where you will see signs for Petäjämäki ulkoilukeskus (outdoor recreation centre).
When arriving from the north, turn off of main road 4 at Pyhäjärvi at the Vaskikello exit. Turn right onto road 27 towards Haapajärvi, which is 23 km from the intersection. In the centre of Haapajärvi turn left onto road 58 towards Reisjärvi. It is 28 km to Reisjärvi. Turn left about 1.5 km before the centre or Reisjärvi where you will see signs for Petäjämäki ulkoilukeskus (outdoor recreation centre).
Metsäpeuranmaa tourist centre at Lestijärvi and Valkeinen camping ground
Turn off of main road 4 after passing the centre of Viitasaari. Turn west on road 775 towards Kinnula, which is 48 km away. From Kinnula take road 58 northward towards Lestijärvi. Drive for 8 km. Metsäpeuranmaa tourist centre and Valkeinen camping ground are on the south side of road 58.
Salamajärvi National Park, Koirasalmi Nature Information Hut
Visitors can get to Haapajärvi, Kannus, Kokkola, Oulu and Ylivieska by train (www.vr.fi).
On weekdays there are coaches (www.matkahuolto.fi) to Reisjärvi from Haapajärvi, Oulu and Ylivieska.
There are coaches (www.matkahuolto.fi) from the direction of Jyväskylä to Kivijärvi, Perho and Möttönen. From Kokkola there is a coach service to Perho and Möttönen.
Visitors can take a taxi from the TB-service station at Möttönen to Koirasalmi.
During the school year on weekdays there are coaches (www.matkahuolto.fi) from Perho and Kinnula (road 7520) to the village of Salamajärvi, which is close to the west end of the national park. The bus stop there is situated by the road just where Peura Trail crosses it when coming from the south; the direction of Pitkälahti camping ground. Another stop where you can get off is on the side of the park where Kinnula is located; near Saarenmaankoski parking area.
Terrain maps 2332 10 Humalajoki, 2332 11 Salamajärvi, 2332 12 Lehtosenjärvi, 2334 01 Salamanperä, 2334 02 Kinnula, 2334 03 Mustikankylä, 2334 06 Jääjoki, 2343 01 Itäniemi, 2343 02 Reisjärvi, 2343 04 Kotajärvi ja 2343 05 Köyhänperä, 1:20,000. The maps are sold by Karttakeskus and the National Land Survey of Finland.
Peuran polku / Salamajärvi retkeilykartta, 2017. Salamajärvi nationalparks map 1:25 000, Peuran polku vandringsled on the other side 1:50 000. The map is sold by Koirasalmi nature information hut (www.koirasalmi.com).
Retkeily GT Länsi-Suomi: Outdoor GT Map Western Finland, 2015, 1:250 000. The maps are sold by Karttakeskus and well-stocked bookstores.