There are also cafées and restaurants at the hotels.
The nearest shop are in Utajärvi and Vaala.
Campfire Sites and Lapp Huts
Kirvesjärvi: Lapp hut
Saarinen: Lapp hut
Pitkäjärvi: Lapp hut
Rokuanjärvi: Lapp hut
Palovartijan tupa "Fireguard's Hut": iron heating stove.
Pookin paussi: hut for a day trips
Please note that lighting campfires is forbidden also at campfire places, if the forest fire warning is in effect!
This prohibition does not apply to cooking shelters or other fireplaces with a flue.
For information on water quality ask at the Visitor Center Suppa (www.rokuageopark.fi). In warm summers there has been a lot of algae in Lake Rokuanjärvi, so its water is not recommended for drinking.
Pookivaara Hill, which is the highest point of Rokua at 194,2 metres above the sea level and about 50 metres above its surroundings, was an excellent place for fire observation. Fire guard's hut and observation tower were built there in 1936. At wartime the tower was used for air surveillance. Fire guards used the place until mid 1970s. The current fire observation tower, which is not in its original use any more, is already the third one at the same place. The tower was renovated and was reopened in spring 2013. The tower now has also opening windows so it is possible to view and photograph the scenery without disturbing glasses. The highest part of the tower is only accessible with guide. More information from Liminka Bay Visitor Centre, mobile, +359 40 832 1781 and email liminganlahti(at)metsa.fi.
In the forest there are no waste-bins. Measures should be taken in advance to avoid taking unnecessary waste into the area. Biodegradable waste should be placed in a dry toilet or composter, and small amounts of clean paper and cardboard can be used as kindling in a campfire. Read more about Hiking without littering.
There are dry toilets at the Lapp huts at Lakes Kirvesjärvi, Saarinen and Rokuanjärvi, at the Lapp hut and camping site at Lake Pitkäjärvi, and at the fire guard's hut at Pookivaara.
Camping and Lapp Huts
Camping in the National Park is only allowed in the camping site at Lake Pitkäjärvi.
There are Lapp huts at Lakes Kirvesjärvi, Saarinen, Rokuanjärvi and Pitkäjärvi.
The Lapp huts have firewood shelter with an axe, and dry toilet.
In Rokua there are also a lean-to shelter and a Lapp hut maintained by the municipalities.
In Rokua and the surrounding area there are several privately owned rental cottages, hotels, YMCA Centre and services for visitors with caravans. Information and reservations at the Visitor Center Suppa (www.rokuageopark.fi).
Services for the Disabled
From the parking area of Rokua National Park to the Lapp hut at Lake Pitkäjärvi, there is a 0,8 km surfaced trail which is suitable for wheelchair users.
From Rokua Health & Spa via Lake Ahveroinen to the Information Center Suppa, there is 2,8 km paved trail which is suitable for wheelchair users.
There are fishing places at Lakes Ahveroinen and Kirvesjärvi, which have been constructed to be suitable for the disabled.
To the Lapp hut at Lake Rokuanjärvi it is possible to get by wheelchair.
There are dry toilets suitable for the disabled at Lapp huts at Lakes Kirvesjärvi, Pitkäjärvi and Rokuanjärvi.
Other Services in the Surrounding Area
The municipality centres of Utajärvi and Vaala are the nearest places which have more services.