What's Currently Happening in Kolovesi National Park

Kolovesi is Closed for Winter

(updated on 30 November 2021)

Winter has arrived also to Kolovesi and the archipelago is getting quiet so that the Saimaa ringed seal can nest in peace. There is no winter maintenance on the roads in Kolovesi National park. In the winter, 1.1.-30.4., it is forbidden to enter any of the islands in the park, but in the parts which are on the mainland it is allowed to move about.

New Campfire shelter in Lohilahti

(updated on 29 August 2021)

There is a brand-new campfire shelter and resting place at Lohilahti. The camping shelter has a campfire site with chimney, that may be used during forest fire warnings with special caution unless there is a specific local prohibition.

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Check for Warnings

When forest and grass fire warnings (en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi) 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. 

Drawing of a fireplace. The drawing shows the roof, the flue and off the ground.

Tips for Outdoors

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