Customer Service

Tel. int. +358 206 39 5270 (tue-fri 10:00-14:00)

Logo-products of the nationalpark for sale in Natural History Museum of Central Finland, Jyväskylä. 

The guide in front of the Big Tree. Photo: Maija Mikkola.

Services Offered by Enterprises and Organisations in the National Park

Meals, Where to Buy and Prepare

Shops and Kiosks

  • The nearest shops and banks are located in the towns of Saarijärvi (22 km) and Viitasaari (39 km).

Cooking Shelters

  • There is a cooking shelter on the eastern side of Lake Kotajärvi. There is a campfire place made of bricks, a fireplace and a stove.
    • The shelter is equipped with a coffee pot, a sauce pan, and sticks to grill sausages.
  • When the forest fire warning is in effect, fire lighting is allowed only in the built fireplace of the cooking shelter in Kannuslahti.

Drinking Water

  • There is a well at the information point of the National Park.
  • There is also a well at Poika-aho Rental Hut.

Hiker in the Pyhä-Häkki National Park. Photo: Markus Sirkka.

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.


  • There are dry toilets at the information point of the National Park, at Lake Kotajärvi cooking shelter and at Poika-aho Rental Hut.

Overnight Stays


  • Camping out is allowed under Everyman's Right of access to the land, though campers are asked to stay by the shelter at Tulijärvi.

Rental Hut

  • Poika-aho Rental Hut is a former Crown Tenant Farm located in the western edge of the park, along the Tulijärvi Trail. Information and reservations at Metsähallitus, Tel. int. +358 206 39 5270 (tue-fri 10:00-14:00), seitseminen(at)

Lodging in the Surrounding Area

  • The Tulijärvi lean-to shelter is located along the Tulijärvi Trail, in the northwest, outside of the National Park. Also overnight stay is allowed in the lean-to shelter, which is maintained by the Town of Saarijärvi.
  • There are several accommodation options in the surroundings, more information can be found on the tourism pages of Saarijärvi region (

Services for the Disabled

  • There are no special services for the disabled in Pyhä-Häkki National Park.

Other Services in the Surrounding Area

Services Offered by Partners in Pyhä-Häkki National Park

Destination Brochure

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