Services in Leivonmäki National Park
Tel. int. +358 206 39 5270 (mon-fri 09:00-15:00)
The information boards at Selänpohja and Kirveslampi parking areas give information about Leivonmäki National Park.
Logo-products of the nationalpark for sale in Natural History Museum of Central Finland (tiedemuseo.jyu.fi) in Jyväskylä.
Services Offered by Enterprises and Organisations in the National Park
- Enterprises and organisations offering services in the national park
- They have a cooperation agreement with Metsähallitus and they follow the principles of sustainable nature tourism when operating in the national park.
Meals, where to buy and prepare
Karoliina's Park Cafe at Selänpohja parking area is open on weekends from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting. Please check the opening hours on the cafe's facebook page (facebook.com, in Finnish).
- Lintuniemi: campfire shelter
- Joutsniemi: lean-to shelter and a separate campfire site
- Soimalampi: lean-to shelter
- Harjujärvi: accessible cooking shelter and a separate accessible campfire site
- Niinisaari: lean-to shelter
- PULLED DOWN 8/2020: Koskikara: cooking shelter
- At the campfire sites, firewood is long trunks or splits, except for the cooking shelter of Harjujärvi where ready-made firewood is available. There is a saw and an ax at the campfire sites for chopping firewood.
Please note that when the forest fire warning or the grass fire warning is in effect, fire lighting is allowed only in the campfire site of Harjujärvi cooking shelter, that has a flue. Check the current warnings (en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi).
- 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.
- Drinking water from the parks water-system is at each person's own risk.
- 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.
- Read more about Hiking without Littering.
- There are dry toilets at every campfire site.
- There is an accessible dry toilet at Lake Harjujärvi campfire shelter.
- There is an accessible dry toilet at Selänpohja parking area.
Camping and Lean-to Shelters
- Temporary camping is allowed in the vicinity of campfire sites. The best places for camping are Lintuniemi and Harjujärvi camping sites (about 5-7 tents).
- Lean-to shelters Soimalampi, Joutsniemi and Niinisaari are suitable for four people to stay overnigt in each.
Lodging in the Surrounding Area
- Some of the nationalpark's partner enterprises offer also accommodation.
- More information on accommodation services in the surrounding areas can be found on the webpage of the municipality of Joutsa (joutsa.fi, in Finnish).
- The Leivonmäki National Park offers accessible services. Read more about Leivonmäki's accessible nature trails and hiking structures.
Other Services in the Surrounding Area
- The village of Leivonmäki (12 km from the National Park) has a a shop, post office services, a pharmacy and a taxi.