Services in Isojärvi National Park

Hikers in front of the Heretty loggers' cabin.

Customer Service

Metsähallitus
Tel. int. +358 206 39 5270, mon-fri 09:00-15:00
sisasuomi(at)metsa.fi

Cafe Heretty
Tel. int. +358 44 532 5955 (Minna), +358 44 049 5067 (Vesa)
erataival(at)gmail.com

Services Offered by Enterprises and Organisations in the National Park

Meals, where to buy and prepare

Heretty summer cafe

  • Opening hours in 2020: From the beginning of May to the end of October from Tuesday to Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm.
  • You can also hire a row boat, a canoe, a kayak, a fatbike, hiking equipment, a packraft or accommodation from Heretty cafe.
  • Reservations for groups in advance.
  • Contact: 044 532 5955 (Minna), 044 049 5067 (Vesa), erataival(at)gmail.com

Shops

There are no shops in Isojärvi area. The nearest shops can be found in Länkipohja and Kuhmoinen.

Campfire Sites and Cooking Shelters

  • Kannuslahti: an accessible cooking shelter (with flue) and an accessible campfire site,
  • Kuorejärvi: a campfire site and a lean-to shelter
  • Vahterjärvi: a campfire site and a lean-to shelter
  • Lortikka: a campfire site on south side of Lake Lortikkalampi,
  • Kalalahti: a campfire site and lean-to shelter
  • Renusaari: a campfire site and lean-to shelter

When the forest fire warning or the grass fire warning is in effect, fire lighting is allowed only in the built fireplace of the cooking shelter in Kannuslahti. Check the current warnings (en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi).

Vahterjärvi campfire site and lean-to seen from the other side of the lake.

A child pumping water from a well.Drinking Water

  • There is a well at Heretty cabin, the water has been tested and suitable for drinking.
  • Surface water, such as water from lakes, rivers and brooks should be boiled before drinking, because the quality of the water varies in different areas.

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 is a recycling point in Heretty behind the horse stable.
  • Read more about Hiking without Littering.

Toilets

There is a dry toilet at each campfire site. In addition, there are dry toilets at parking areas of Heretty and Huhtala.

Overnight Stays

Camping and Lean-to Shelters

In the National Park, overnight stays are allowed at

  • Kuorejärvi lean-to shelter and camping site
  • Vahterjärvi lean-to shelter and camping site
  • Kalalahti lean-to shelter and camping site
  • Renusaari lean-to shelter and camping site

The facilities of these sites include a dry toilet, firewood, axe and campfire site.

Rental Huts

  • Lortikka and Luutsaari rental huts. Bookings via Metsähallitus,  Tel. int. +358 206 92 424 from monday to friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Heretty Rental Huts 1 and 2  

Caravans

Caravan tourists can stay at Heretty parking area, but there are no special services.

Equipment Rental

Heretty cafe and other nationalpark's partner enterprises rent row boats, canoes, kayaks, hiking equipment and packrafts.

Services for the Disabled

There is an accessible dry toilet in Heretty. In Kannuslahti there is accessible cooking shelter and campfire place.

Services for Boaters

There is a parking area and boat launching place in Nokipohja, North-West to Huhtala croft. In Kalalahti and Renusaari there are canoe jetties.

Other Services in the Surrounding Area

The nearest banks, post offices, health centres, pharmacies and petrol stations can be found in the municipalities of Länkipohja (langelmaki.fi, in Finnish), 14 km, and Kuhmoinen (kuhmoinen.fi, in Finnish), 17 km.

Heretty Nature Trail Brochure


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