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
The closest shop is in the village of Ilomantsi, 25 km from the park.
In the summertime there's a small shop (www.mohkonputiikki.com, in Finnish) also in Möhkö (12 km from the park).
Café and Restaurant Services
The Café-Restaurant at Petkeljärvi Outdoor Centre is open daily from 1.5. to 31.8.
Group meals can be arranged if reserved in advance. Special diets can be accommodated.
Grill Shelter and Camp Kitchen
In Cape Petraniemi there is a grill shelter behind Petkeljärvi Nature Information Hut. Making fires is forbidden anywhere else.
At Petkeljärvi Camping Ground there is a camp kitchen.
Making open fires is always prohibited at both marked campfire sites and when fires are permitted by the land owner if a forest fire warning has been issued for the area (ilmatieteenlaitos.fi).
This prohibition does not apply to cooking shelters or other fireplaces with a flue.
Visitors can get drinking water from the café-restaurant at Petkeljärvi Outdoor Centre.
Surface waters, like that in lakes, rivers and streams should be boiled or filtrated, before drinking it as water quality varies from one area to another.
The National Park's recycling point is located at Petkeljärvi Camping Ground. There are no waste-bins in the park. Measures should be taken in advance to avoid taking unnecessary waste into the area. Of the waste that accumulates during your trip, you can use the cooking shelter at camping ground to burn those articles which can safely be burnt, and leave biodegradable waste in the dry toilet. Take all other waste out of the area. Read more about hiking without littering.
Toilets (including one for the disabled) can be found in the camping ground café-restaurant.
A dry toilet can be found at Petraniemi parking area.
Petkeljärvi Caravan & camping is located at the tip of Cape Petraniemi at the end of Petkeljärventie Road. Visitors are charged a fee for staying there. Visitors may then also use the showers, toilet, camp kitchen and dining area there. Caravan & camping is open every day.
Lodging for 48 persons (2 - 4 person rooms)
A comfortable conference room with a fireplace can be found in the building.
10 parking places with electrical supply points for caravans.
There is space for 50 tents on the level heath terrain.
Services at the Outdoor Centre include a sauna by the lake shore, a café-restaurant, a conference room, sales of fishing permits, rental of canoes and boats, as well as, guided group tours outdoors. Visitors can get more information from the Outdoor Centre information desk. Tel. int. +358 41 436 1790.
Traveller Info and check in for caravan & camping areas and rooms when cafe/info is closed: +358 41 436 1790.