Instructions and Rules in Korouoma Nature Reserve

12.7.2019
In Korouoma the route between Pirunkirkko and Julmakallio is closed from visitors. The stairs in the route are in very bad condition.

There is a beawer living in the area between Pirunkirkko and Julmakallio. It has caused flood and the river bank has collapsed on some parts. A couple of bridges have fallen down. The route is available when turning away from the path from afar and across the beawer dams. Rubber boots or waterproof hiking shoes are recommended.

Instructions on Exploring Korouoma Nature Reserve

In Korouoma it is

Restricted

  • Lighting campfires, which you should only do at designated campfire sites. You should only use the firewood left for this campfire site. Building campfires is strictly forbidden, even at designated sites, when there is a forest fire warning in effect.
  • You may camp for 1 to 2 days in the terrain and freely at marked camping sites. Camping is forbidden in the herb-rich forest reserve.
  • Cycling is allowed on roads and trails.
  • If your private enterprise wishes to arrange commercial nature tourism visits to any of the structures in the area, you will need permission from Metsähallitus.
  • In the Korouoma area you can fish with the fishing management fee (www.eraluvat.fi) or with the Metsähallitus' angling permit for Western Lapland 2410 (www.eraluvat.fi).
    • Lure fishing, fly fishing, ice fishing and hook and line fishing are permitted in the area's waters.
    • The permits can be obtained from the Metsähallitus web store (www.eraluvat.fi).
    • Fishers need to check the restrictions on fishing sites at kalastusrajoitus.fi (In Finnish).

Forbidden

  • Littering
  • Snowmobiling or entering the area with any other motor vehicle
  • Damaging earth and rock surfaces and disturbing animals
  • Lighting campfires when there is a forest fire warning in effect
    • Making open fires is always prohibited at both marked campfire sites and when fires are permitted by the land owner if a forest fire warning has been issued for the area (ilmatieteenlaitos.fi).
    • This prohibition does not apply to cooking shelters or other fireplaces with a flue.

Keep your pets on a leash. Photo: Minna Koramo.

Hiking Without Leaving a Trace

  • In Korouoma Nature Reserve each visitor is responsible for the waste that accumulates during his/her stay. Please burn all burnable waste, take biodegradable waste to a compost point or a dry toilet, bring recyclable waste to recycling points and mixed waste to waste bins at the recycling points. Recycling points can be found at each trail starting point.
  • Follow the instructions given for exploring the area and Everyman's Rights.
  • By using marked trails and designated camping sites and rest spots you can hike and camp without leaving a trace.
  • Sign the guestbook at each rest spot, this makes it easier to find you if you get lost or have an accident. You may also give feedback in these guest books.
  • Remember that in the canyon the signal for mobile phones is very weak.
  • Hiking Without Leaving a Trace

Preparations

Mobile Phone Coverage

  • Although Finland has a broad network for mobile phones, there are some areas in the park without signal. There may also be some smaller spots where there is interference. If this happens try to climb to a higher place or go into an open area. It may be worth removing the SIM card from your phone and then trying again to make emergency call. Different phones also differ in their coverage.
  • We recommend that you keep your mobile phone warm at all times and take along food and drink. Certain phone models do not work when the temperature falls below zero. You should therefore let someone know your planned route. To keep your mobile phone charged, bring along a spare power source, a spare battery or an old phone with a working battery.

Safety

Emergency number 112

In case of an emergency along the way, for example if you get lost or injured or see a forest fire, dial 112. Detailed instructions.

Dogs must be kept on a leash! Photo: Seppo Leinonen.

Dogs must be kept on a leash!

Destination Brochure

Pdf-file 5 803 kB (julkaisut.metsa.fi)