Services in Leivonmäki National Park
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 Finlan (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
- Lintuniemi: campfire shelter and a separate campfire site
- Joutsniemi: lean-to shelter and a separate campfire site
- Soimalampi: lean-to shelter
- Harjujärvi: campfire shelter
- Niinisaari: lean-to shelter
- PULLED DOWN 8/2020: Koskikara: cooking shelter
Please note that lighting campfires is forbidden also at the campfire places if the forest fire warning or the grass fire warning is in effect. 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 is a dry toilet at Selänpohja parking area.
- There are dry toilets at every campfire site.
- There is an accessible dry toilet at Lake Harjujärvi campfire shelter.
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 accessible Harjujärvi trail (700 m / each way) is situated in the southern part of the National Park. By the shore of Lake Harjujärvi, there is also an accessible campfire shelter and dry toilet. See more about the Harjujärvi accessible services.
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.
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.
Gathering at the campfire sites increases the risk of coronavirus infection. Guidelines concerning coronavirus COVID-19.