Hepoköngäs Nature Reserve
Area 1,7 km²
Established in 1956
Hepoköngäs was nominated as the Nature Site of the year 2022!
The vote was organised by Finland Naturally Experience (finlandnaturally.com).
Hepoköngäs Nature Reserve was established in the area surrounding one of the Finland's highest natural waterfall, Hepoköngäs. Located in the magnificent Kainuu hill landscape the waterfall is a popular sight and the trail is accessible.
The river valley is lush and the gorge rugged. Half of the nature reserve is covered by spruce dominated old-growth forest in the shelter of which numerous threatened and rare species thrive.
The area is managed by Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland, Ostrobothnia–Kainuu.
This is the web page nationalparks.fi/hepokongas