Services in Pyhä-Häkki National Park

Customer Service

Tel. int. +358 206 39 5270 (mon-fri 09:00-15:00) 

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

Services Offered by Enterprises and Organisations in the National Park

Meals, Where to Buy and Prepare

Shops and Kiosks

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

Campfire sites and cooking shelter

  • Kotajärvi lake (campfire site and cooking shelter)
    • There is a fireplace and a stove in the cooking shelter and a campfire site outside.
  • Tulijärvi (lean-to-shelter with fire place) is situated in the immediate vicinity of the national park along the Tulijärven polku -Trail. Tulijärvi is maintained by the town of Saarijärvi

When the wildfire warning is in effect, fire lighting is allowed only in the built fireplace of the cooking shelter in Kotajärvi. Check the current warnings (

Drinking Water

  • There is a well at the information point of the National Park.

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 (Kotajärvi and Tulijärvi) and small amounts of clean paper and cardboard can be used as kindling in a campfire. Please note that the toilet at the information point of the Pyhä-Häkki National Park is emptied with suction. It is not allowed to put leftovers there, because it would cause problems with waste treatment.


  • There is an accessible toilet at the information point of the National Park.
  • A dry toilet at Kotajärvi cooking shelter.
  • A dry toilet at Tulijärvi lean-to-shelter (situated in the vicinity of the National Park, maintained by Saarijärvi municipality).
  • Bring your own toilet paper. You may need your own light source in the toilet, also during daylight hours.

Overnight Stays


  • Camping out is allowed under Everyman's Right of access to the land, though campers are asked to stay by the lean-to-shelter at Tulijärvi, situated in the vicinity of the national park, along the Tulijärven polku -Trail.

Rental Hut

Lodging in the Surrounding Area

Accessible Services

  • There is an accessible dry toilet at the information point of Pyhä-Häkki National Park.

Other Services in the Surrounding Area

A hiker with hiking poles in front of a wooden trail sign. A summery forest can be seen in the background.

Check for Warnings

When wildfire 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. 

Drawing of a fireplace. The drawing shows the roof, the flue and off the ground.