What's Currently Happening in Kolovesi National Park
Report Seal Carcasses or seals in need of help
It is essential for the conservation of the Saimaa ringed seal that all dead seals are examined. Please, report +358 206 39 5000. More information.
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.
Roads and routes open
The Nahkiaissalontie road leading to the starting point of the Nahkiaissalo nature trail can now also be driven by car. The road to Kirkkoranta was already drivable before.
Kolovesi National Park in the winter
(updated 17.12.2022, 16.4.2023, 10.5.2023)
Kolovesi National Park is closed for the winter. There is no winter maintenance on the snowy roads or routes in the National Park area. The Nahkiaissalontie leading to the starting point of the Nahkiaissalo Nature Trail is often covered with snow for a long time in the spring, and due to the long uphill, the return trip from the Nahkiaissalo parking area back to the main road can be challenging.
Update: The Nahkiaissalontie road leading to the starting point of the Nahkiaissalo Nature Trail is still covered with snow. However, the road to Kirkkoranta is in ok condition.
News in Kolovesi
Seal translocation within Saimaa to start in the coming summer
Visitors to national parks are happier than before – financial uncertainty is reflected in the total number of the visits
Metsähallitus is looking for 1,000 people to become members of the Wilderness and Nature Community – come and develop the services for nature lovers