The coordinates are given using the WGS-84-Coordinate System as well as in the ETRS-TM3FIN planar coordinate system. The harbours coordinates are shown according to the WGS-84-system that is used in the international blue nautical chart series. For more information on nautical charts see the Finnish Maritime Administration boating website (www.liikennevirasto.fi).

Excursion Harbours

Please note that motor boating is allowed only in the northern part of the park. The two small excursion harbours on Pitkäsaari Island are the only harbours inside Kolovesi National Park which can be reached by motor boat. In addition the starting point for Mäntysalo Nature Trail is accessible by motor boat.

  • Pitkäsaari Island, north end (Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 62° 18.51' lon: 28° 44.71'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6912666 E: 590474).
    • Anchor
    • Accessible by motor boat
    • Excursion harbour: information board, campfire site and dry toilet
  • Pitkäsaari Island, south end (Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 62° 18.43' lon: 28° 44.85'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6909623 E: 590598).
    • Anchor
    • Accessible by motor boat
    • The excursion harbour at the south end of the island opens to the SW and is situated on cliffs. It is accessible by keelboat or motor boat.
    • Excursion harbour: information board, canoe pier, campfire site (Pick up firewood from the nearby fireplace, 150 m), picnic table and benches and dry toilet as well as tent bases.
  • Pyylinoja, at the bend at the mouth of the River Pyylinjoki (Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 62° 16.47' lon: 28° 44.62'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6905979 E: 590497).
    • Located in the area where use of motor boats is forbidden
    • Excursion harbour: campfire site, lean-to shelter and dry toilet
  • Lapinniemi, on the south shore of Cape Kotalahti (Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 62° 16.39' lon: 28° 48.87'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6905931 E: 594177).
    • Located in the area where use of motor boats is forbidden
    • Excursion harbour: information board, canoe pier and dry toilet as well as tent bases.
  • Laajakaarre, on the east shore of Lapinselkä (Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 62° 15.64' lon: 28° 51.44'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6904602 E: 596440).
    • Located in the area where use of motor boats is forbidden
    • Excursion harbour: information board, canoe pier and dry toilet. To this place we don´t bring firewood anymore because of the lack of resources. Use your own camp stowe when making meals. 
  • Syväniemi, at an island off the southeast corner of the cape (Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 62° 14.34' lon: 28° 48.83'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6902125 E: 594249).
    • Located in the area where use of motor boats is forbidden
    • Excursion harbour: information board, canoe pier, 2 campfire sites and dry toilet.
  • Kirkkoranta (Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 62° 14.19' lon: 28° 53.52'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6901963 E: 598318).
    • Located in the area where use of motor boats is forbidden
    • Excursion harbour: information board, canoe pier and boat launch spot. Campfire site and toilet with facilities for the disabled.
  • Hirviniemi, the west shore of the cape (Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 62° 13.31' lon: 28° 54.21'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6900347 E: 598964).
    • Located in the area where use of motor boats is forbidden
    • Excursion harbour: information board, canoe pier with railing, 2 campfire sites and dry toilet. The harbour has hand railing to make it easier to move around.
  • Vaajasalo (Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 62° 12.51' lon: 28° 54.26'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6898864 E: 599051).
    • Located in the area where use of motor boats is forbidden
    • Excursion harbour: information board, canoe pier, campfire site, picnic table and benches and dry toilet as well as tent bases.
  • Lohilahti Bay, east side. closest to Nahkiassalo Nature Trail (Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 62° 12.52' lon: 28° 55.17'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6898813 E: 599842).
    • Located in the area where use of motor boats is forbidden
    • Excursion harbour: information board, campfire site, picnic table and benches, tent bases and dry toilet. A connecting trail to Nahkiassalo Nature Trail.
  • Lohilahti Bay, west side (Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 62° 12.47' lon: 28° 55.09'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6898810 E: 599772).
    • Located in the area where use of motor boats is forbidden
    • Excursion harbour: information board, canoe pier, campfire site, picnic table and benches and dry toilet as well a connecting trail to Nahkiassalo Nature Trail.
  • Käkövesi (Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 62° 10.79' lon: 28° 54.75'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6895683 E: 599570).
    • Excursion harbour: information board, cooking shelter, dry toilet and a boat launch spot.

Sights

  • Vieruvuori Cliff Painting (Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 62° 19.06' lon: 28° 45.09'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6910798 E: 590774).
  • Ukonvuori Cliff Painting (Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 62° 14.55' lon: 28° 52.09'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6902595 E: 597061).
    • Located in the area where use of motor boats is forbidden

Services for Boaters in the Surrounding Area

  • Kermanranta Guestharbours at the end of the of the water route (Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 62° 26.32' lon: 28° 38.25'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6924120 E: 584525).
    • One kilometre from the centre of Heinävesi.
    • Depth 1.5 - 6 m
    • 26 boat spaces
    • Buoy and alongside the mooring
    • Bridges to sail under: from the north an 11 m high bridge, from the south a 9.5 m high bridge.
    • Electricity distribution point, waste management, toilet, suction draining, telephone and boat launch ramp.
    • The harbour is managed by the municipality of Heinävesi.
    • Closest excursion harbour: Vasarasaari Island
  • Kerma canal (www.fma.fi)
  • The closest fuel distribution point is in Karvio
  • Waste management point
    • Kermaranta guest harbour
  • Chemical toilet waste points are located at
    Heinävesi (Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 62° 26.32' lon: 28° 38.25'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6924120 E: 584525).
  • More information on services for boaters is available in the travel section of the municipality of Heinävesi website (www.heinavesi.fi).