Rokua National Park

A snow-covered yard, a cabin with a porch and a tall tree can be seen on a photograph taken from the top of a tower. There is a skitrack crossing the yard and trailsigns.

The drawn emblem of Rokua national park. A common redstart on a spruce branch is depicted inside the oval symbol. The text Rokua kansallispuisto - national park wraps around the outer edge of the emblem.When you explore the esker ridges, sandhills and kettle hole lakes of Rokua it's easy to see the clear traces of the Ice Age that explain why this area forms part of Finland's first UNESCO Geopark. Family-friendly trails lead off through the park's wooded sandhills, where the forest floor is blanketed with silvery lichens. Scattered through the park are many kettle hole lakes nestling in sandy hollows.

Suitability: Excellent for families with children. The Pitkäjärvi Trail (0.8 km), the Lapp ‘kota' hut and the dry toilet are accessible services.

Rokua Geopark

Comprising Rokua, Lake Oulujärvi and the Oulujoki River Valley, the Rokua Geopark was the first area in Finland to join the network of Geoparks listed by UNESCO. At the same time, Rokua Geopark is the northernmost of the 67 Geoparks that form the Geopark network.

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The area is managed by Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland, Ostrobothnia–Kainuu.

This is the web page nationalparks.fi/rokua