Customer Service and Guidance

Services Offered by Enterprises and Organisations in the Nature Reserve

Meals, Where to Buy and Prepare

  • A cooking shelter and a picnic table have been situated on the grounds of Siikalahti Nature Information Hut. Lighting a campfire is forbidden when there is a wildfire warning in effect.
  • The closest shops are located in the centre of Parikkala ( about 3 km from Siikalahti Nature Reserve.

Drinking Water

  • There is no drinking water provided at Siikalahti.

Waste Management

  • There are no waste bins at campfire site and other structures in the terrain, so each visitor is responsible for the waste that accumulates during his/her stay. Biodegradable waste should be placed in a toilet and small amounts of clean paper and cardboard can be used as kindling in a campfire. Take all other waste out of the area. Read more about Hiking Without Littering.


  • There is a toilet, as well as an accessible toilet at Siikalahti parking area.
  • Toilet paper is good to have along.

Overnight Stays


  • You can set up a small short time camp in the vicinity of Siikalahti Nature Information Hut. The yard can accommodate at the most eight small tents or three army tents.

Lodging in the Surrounding Area

Accessible Services

  • There is another parking area 300 m from Siikalahti parking area in the direction of Kaukola. Next to this parking area there is a lookout platform, which is accessible by wheelchair. The lookout platform is one of the best places to observe birds and hear their calls.
  • There is an accessible toilet at Siikalahti parking area.

Two persons looking out over the wetlands from a low and open viewing platform. One person sits in a wheelchair.

Other Services in the Surrounding Area

  • The closest shops, banks, service stations and other services can be found in the centre of Parikkala (, which is located about 3 km from Siikalahti.

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.

Природоохранная территория Сиикалахти

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