Customer Service

Metsähallitus
Tel. int. +358 206 39 5270 (mon-fri 09:00-15:00)
sisasuomi(at)metsa.fi

Logo-products of the nationalpark for sale in Natural History Museum of Central Finland, Jyväskylä. 

The guide in front of the Big Tree. Photo: Maija Mikkola.

Services Offered by Enterprises and Organisations in the National Park

Meals, Where to Buy and Prepare

Shops and Kiosks

  • The nearest shops and banks are located in the towns of Saarijärvi (22 km) and Viitasaari (39 km).

Cooking Shelters

  • There is a cooking shelter on the eastern side of Lake Kotajärvi. There is a campfire place made of bricks, a fireplace and a stove.
    • The shelter is equipped with a coffee pot, a sauce pan, and sticks to grill sausages.
  • When the forest fire warning or the grass fire warning is in effect, fire lighting is allowed only in the built fireplace of the cooking shelter in Kotajärvi. Check the current warnings (en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi).

Drinking Water

  • There is a well at the information point of the National Park.
  • There is also a well at Poika-aho Rental Hut.

Hiker in the Pyhä-Häkki National Park. Photo: Markus Sirkka.

Waste Management

  • 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.

Toilets

  • There are dry toilets at the information point of the National Park, at Lake Kotajärvi cooking shelter and at Poika-aho Rental Hut.

Overnight Stays

Camping

  • Camping out is allowed under Everyman's Right of access to the land, though campers are asked to stay by the shelter at Tulijärvi.

Rental Hut

  • Poika-aho Rental Hut is a former Crown Tenant Farm located in the western edge of the park, along the Tulijärvi Trail. Information and reservations at Metsähallitus, Tel. int. +358 020 69 2424 (mon-fri 09:00-16:00), eraluvat(a)metsa.fi.

Lodging in the Surrounding Area

  • The Tulijärvi lean-to shelter is located along the Tulijärvi Trail, in the northwest, outside of the National Park. Also overnight stay is allowed in the lean-to shelter, which is maintained by the Town of Saarijärvi.
  • There are several accommodation options in the surroundings, more information can be found on the tourism pages of Saarijärvi region (www.visitsaarijarvi.fi).

Services for the Disabled

  • There are no special services for the disabled in Pyhä-Häkki National Park.

Other Services in the Surrounding Area

Services Offered by Partners in Pyhä-Häkki National Park

ilmatieteenlaitos.fiCheck for Warnings

When forest and grass fire warnings 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. 

Check the current warnings (en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi).

Destination Brochure

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