Instructions and Rules in Puurijärvi and Isosuo National Park

12.4.2019
The nature watching tower on Isosuo Mire is closed due to customer safety reasons.

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When forest and grass fire warnings are in effect, fire is only allowed at covered campfire sites that have a flue. A fire can be also lit in fireplaces at wilderness and other huts. Always use extreme caution when handling fire. The one who lights a fire is always responsible for its safe use. Please note, that making fire at these campfire sites can be banned locally. 

Check the current warnings (en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi).

Instructions on Exploring Puurijärvi and Isosuo National Park

In the National Park, the following are

allowed:

  • Walking, skiing, rowing and canoeing, except in the restricted areas
    • Mountain biking is allowed according to everyman's rights. Always stay on clearly visible tracks and pay attention to other hikers
  • Picking berries and mushrooms

restricted:

  • Campfire and camping are only allowed at sites marked for this purpose.
  • Walking outside of marked trails in Puurijärvi and Korkeasuo 1.2.–30.11. and Isosuo, Kiettareensuo, Aronsuo and Ronkansuo 1.4.–15.7.

forbidden:

  • Moving about on Lake Puurijärvi when it is not frozen
  • Please note that lighting campfires is also forbidden at campfire sites if the forest fire warning or the grass fire warning is in effect. Check the current warnings (en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi). 
    This prohibition does not apply to cooking shelters or other fireplaces with a shelter and a flue.
  • Pets running at large
  • Taking or damaging trees, bushes, other plants or their parts, or mushrooms other than edible ones
  • Damaging soil or rock, and extraction of earth material or minerals
  • Killing, catching or disturbing wild vertebrates, or damaging their nests
  • Catching or collecting invertebrates
  • Driving motor vehicles, except on roads designated for motor vehicles
  • Leaving waste in the area, or damaging constructions

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.

Equipment and Safety

  • When going to Kärjenkallio bird watching tower, it is worth taking a telescope and binoculars. Also a wind-proof jacket is needed.
  • On the duckboards on the mires you need hiking shoes, rubber boots are not necessary.
  • Make sure you pack a first-aid kit.
  • If you face an emergency on your hike, e.g. get lost, get injured or observe wildfire, call 112 and report an emergency. More information on how to act in an emergency.
  • Hiking in Finland:

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!