What's Currently Happening in Kolovesi National Park

14.7.2021
During a forest fire warning (ilmatieteenlaitos.fi), fire is only allowed at covered campfire sites that have a flue or in fireplaces at huts, but only with extreme caution. The one who lights the fire is always responsible for its safety. Making a fire at campfire sites can be banned locally.

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In Pitkäsaari southern and Lapinniemi Excursion harbours there is no Firewood

(Updated on 19 September 2020)

In Pitkäsaari southern and Lapinniemi excursion harbours there is no firewood. 
If you wish, you may fetch firewood from the nearby excursion harbour to the southern campfire site of Pitkäsaari. 
In Lapinniemi food must be cooked on camping cookers. If you wish, you may fetch firewood from the nearby excursion harbour (for examle from Laajakaarre).
It is prohibited to collect firewood from the nature!

In Karjalansaari, to the north of Kolovesi National Park, there is no excursion harbour. It has been taken down.

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.

Gathering at the campfire sites increases the risk of coronavirus infection. Guidelines concerning coronavirus COVID-19