Check 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. 

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

Current Hiking Conditions.
Bus and Train Connections of the Summer Season 2023
Huts and Equipment Rental of Has Moved.
The Wells of Repovesi are in Use.
Using The Non-composting Toilets.

Current Hiking Conditions
(Updated 17th May 2023)

In this updating text, we will compile current issues for hiking in Repovesi National Park. 

Remember to always check the grass and forest fire warning situation before heading out for a trip at

The Ketunlossi ferry is use. 

At Lapinsalmi parking area the final surfacing work for the new parking area and the groundwork for the kiosk location have started. Some areas may be temporarily closed, so please follow the instructions.

All wells are in use. Water is drinkable without boilling.

Please respect the privacy of private cottages and other properties. Bear in mind that there are several privately owned cottages in and nearby Repovesi National Park. If possible, keep a distance of least 50 metres from the beaches belonging to these cottages. This way everyone can enjoy the magnificent views of the lake in peace. 

In the map, the private cottagess and beaches belonging to cottages have been marked in red. Map (pdf, 6 Mb,


Bus and Train Connections of the Summer Season 2023

(Published 24th April 2023)

On the summer season, Repovesi National Park has excellent public transportation connections. During the summer of 2023, the national park can be accessed by both train and bus. You can find compiled instructions for arriving at Repovesi, both by public car and by water, on the national park's Directions page.

Throughout the year, the nearest train stations to Repovesi National Park are Mäntyharju (47 km) or Kouvola (55 km). In 2023, some train services will also stop at Hillosensalmi from April 29th to October 28th: IC 63, departing from Helsinki at 8:19 am (starting from June 19th, 2023 at 8:15 am) and stopping at Hillosensalmi at 10:13 am. IC 68, departing from Kuopio at 2:20 pm and stopping at Hillosensalmi at 4:42 pm.

From the train station, it is a 9 km journey to Lapinsalmi and about 3 km by water to Karhulahti. You can reach Lapinsalmi by local buses 15, 15A, and 15B, as well as 5, which wait for train arrivals ( You can also arrange for a boat taxi ride, which can take you directly to the heart of the national park, such as Karhulahti or Kuutinkanava. Boat taxi services are offered by KuutinKolo ( and Seikkailuviikari( Many entrepreneurs also rent bikes or canoes. Always arrange for rental equipment or boat taxi in advance.

During the summer season, buses 5 and 15 (also known as the Repovesi bus) run from Kouvola railway station to Repovesi ( From Mäntyharju station, there are canoeing, hiking, and mountain biking routes to Repovesi National Park (


Huts and Equipment Rental of Has Moved.

(Updated November 3rd January 2023)

All the rental campfire huts (Määkijä, Lojukoski, Karhulahti and Mustavuori), the Valkjärvi Rental Camp Area and the Tolosentalo are moved to

Tervarumpu rental cabins, i.e. Kuutinkämppä, Pihkapirtti and Savottakämppä, can be rented through the company's own website (

Rental equipments, tent sauna services and guidend tours by Eränen ( can be found at their web site.


Wells of Repovesi are in Use

(Updated 9th January 2023)

All wells in Repovesi National Park are in use. According to research results (2021) water in wells of Repovesi is drinkable and no boiling is required

Water in wells of Määkijä, Lojukoski and Kuutinkanava may have slight color and odour nuisances. You will find more accurate information on the info boards by the wells. Water in Valkjärvi well has strong color and odour nuisances. At the moment we recommend to take drinking water from other wells.

Remember to wash your dishes and yourself at least 5 metres away from wells and water bodies like lakes! 

Never Throw Anything Down the Olhava Hill

(Updated 8th October 2022)

Olhava hill is an amazing landscape and also one of Finland's best climbing cliffs. 
When you’re at the top of Olhava, remember that there may be people climbing the rock wall below you. NEVER throw anything off the cliff. A rock or any other object dropped or thrown off the top of the cliff may cause irreversible and serious damage.

All Toilets are Non-composting Toilets

(Updated 15 November 2022)

All toilets in Repovesi national park there are non-composting which don't have to be emptied so frequently. The content is used for soil improvement. Visitors should bear in mind two factors so that the toilets will have good ventilation and the smell will be minimized:

1) Please, close the toilet lid when you leave

2) Don't put anything else than toilet paper in the toilet, not even biodegradable waste

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