Services in Southern Konnevesi National Park

14.7.2021
During a forest fire warning (ilmatieteenlaitos.fi), fire is only allowed at covered campfire sites that have a flue or in fireplaces at huts, but only with extreme caution. The one who lights the fire is always responsible for its safety. Making a fire at campfire sites can be banned locally.

Customer Service

Metsähallitus
Tel. int. +358 206 39 5270 (mon-fri 09:00-15:00)
sisasuomi(at)metsa.fi

Guidance boards can be found in Finnish and English in the parking areas

Logo-products of the nationalpark for sale:

Services Offered by Enterprises and Organisations in the National Park

Meals, Where to Buy and Prepare

Shops, Cafés and Restaurants

  • The closest services are available in Konnevesi to the west of the lake, and in Rautalampi to the east.

Campfire Sites

A hiker is making food at a table in a windbreak. The windbreak is located at the edge of a forest.

  • Vuori-Kalaja: a campfire site and a campfire shelter.
  • Lapinsalo: a campfire shelter.
  • Iso-Pyysalo: a campfire site and a lean-to-shelter
  • Kaituri: a lean-to-shelter.
  • Enonranta: a campfire shelter.
  • Keskilahti: a campfire site.
  • Konnekoski: a cooking shelter (the Koski and Lassila local fishery associations are responsible for the maintenance of this structure)

A hut is located at the edge of the forest and a wooden shed is visible in the background. The ground in front of the hut is rocky.

Municipal campfire sites and beaching sites are located in the vicinity of the national park on private Nature Conservation Areas:

  • Haukisaari: a campfire site and a lean-to-shelter (Municipality of Konnevesi)
  • Ruohosaari: a campfire site and a lean-to-shelter (Municipality of Rautalampi)
  • Pieni Navettasaari: a campfire site and a lean-to-shelter (Municipality of Rautalampi)

Please note that, when the forest fire warning or the grass fire warning is in effect, open fires are prohibited on every campfire site in Southern Konnevesi nationalpark. Check the current warnings (en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi). 

Drinking water

  • As there are no wells available in the terrain, hikers must bring water with them.
  • The surface water from the lakes, rivers and brooks must be boiled before use. Water in the springs and running water in the brooks is usually good for drinking. However, the quality of the water cannot be monitored, so the use of natural water is at your own risk.
  • Look at the tips for outdoors drinking water in Hiking in Finland -pages.

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 toilet and small amounts of clean paper and cardboard can be used as kindling in a campfire. 
  • Read more about Hiking without Littering.  

Toilets

  • There is a dry toilet in Lapinsalo, Iso-Pyysalo, Kaituri, Enonranta, Keskilahti, Vuori-Kalaja and Kalaja parking area.
  • There are also dry toilets in Haukisaari, Ruohosaari, Pieni Navettasaari and Kalasatama in Hanhitaipale (maintained by municipalities).
  • Please note that these toilets are not equipped with toilet paper.

Overnight Stays

Camping and Lean-to Shelters

Overnight stays in the national park are permitted under everyman's rights. For sleeping in a tent we recommend areas close to the camping sites. The lean-to-shelters in Iso-Pyysalo and Kaituri are suitable for overnight stays.

A windbreak is lovated next to a lake. The windbreak opens towards the lake. Ther is an open fireplace in front of the windbreak.
A tent has been erected in the bushes in a sparse forest near a lake. Fog rises from the lake.

Municipal lean-to-shelters are located in the vicinity of the national park in private Nature Conservation Areas:

  • Haukisaari (Municipality of Konnevesi)
  • Silmutsaari (Municipality of Konnevesi)
  • Ruohosaari (Municipality of Rautalampi)
  • Pieni Navettasaari (Municipality of Rautalampi)

Lodging in the Surrounding Area

Several providers of accommodation services operate close to the national park. For more information, please contact the partners of Southern Konnevesi nationalpark.

Equipment Rental

Local entrepreneurs welcome enquiries about hiking and canoeing equipment rental. For more information on entrepreneurs and their services, please contact the partners of Southern Konnevesi nationalpark.

A kayak has been lifted out of the water and is now resting on a cliff. The water is calm during the summer night.

Accessible Services

In Vuori-Kalaja and Lapinsalo Island there are accessible campfire shelters and toilets. In Vuori-Kalaja there is also an accessible campfire site and trail (300 m). The services are suitable for assisted wheelchair users. To get the key to the Vuori-Kalaja roadbarrier, please call Metsähallitus customer service.

A hiker in a wheelchair on the terrace of an accessibility toilet. The toilet door is open and the toilet lid is a part of the fixed furniture. There are movable armrests next ot the lid.

Services for Boaters

Coordinates are given in accordance with the WGS-84 coordinate system as well as in the ETRS-TM3FIN planar coordinate system. The Konnevesi inland waterway is 1.8 m deep.

Landing Sites in Southern Konnevesi National Park

  • Lapinsalo excursion harbour is located in a bay on the northern side of the Lapinsalo island (Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 62° 35.68' lon: 26° 31.45'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6940519 E: 475564).
    • an accessible guest jetty with a canoe step
    • buoy and side mooring
    • 4 places
    • an accessible campfire shelter and toilet.

From a pontoon bridge, a narrow bridge foes to a cliff. The bridge has railings. The picture also shows buoys, a rowing boat and a lifebuoy.

A windbreak opens towards a lake, from the forest. There is a table in front of the windbreak.

  • Iso-Pyysalo island has a sandy beach on the western shore and a gravel beach on the southern shore (Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 62° 36.03' lon: 26° 34.49'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6941151 E: 478170).
    • for small boats (shallow shore)
    • a lean-to-shelter, a campfire site and a toilet
    • exposed to south and east winds
  • Kaituri (Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 62° 33.18' lon: 26° 37.75'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6935842 E: 480929).
    • a ​canoe jetty
    • a lean-to-shelter and a toilet

Two kayaks are docked on a kayak pier. The bridge is located on the waterfront and is built out of wood.

A hiker sits in a windbreak. The picture also shows the surrounding area of the windbreak and some camping equipment.
  • Enonranta (Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 62° 34.84' lon: 26° 39.08'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6938918 E: 482086).
    • a guest jetty with a canoe step
    • a campfire shelter and a toilet
    • hiking trails Loukkuvuoren lenkki (2,8 km) and Kolmen vuoren vaellus ("The three mountains hike", 14 km).

A pier goes out into the water from a rocky forest shore. The forest is mixed forest, and there are mooring buoys near the pier.

  • Keskilahti (Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 62° 35.96' lon: 26° 39.70'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6940994 E: 482628).
  • Kellarilahti (Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 62° 37.28' lon: 26° 41.99'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6943436 E: 484599).
    • guest jetty
  • Kiertolahti (Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 62° 34.56' lon: 26° 41.43'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6938387 E: 484096).
    • a canoe jetty
    • hiking trail to the top of the Kalajanvuori-hill and to the trails Kalajan kierros (4,6 km) and Kolmen vuoren vaellus ("The three mountains hike", 14 km).
  • Pohjois-Lanstu (Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 62° 36.92' lon: 26° 30.62'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6942827 E: 474871).
    • a ​canoe jetty

Services for Boaters in Nearby Areas

  • The Häyrylänranta service harbour, Municipality of Konnevesi (Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 62° 37.53' lon: 26° 20.69'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6944035 E: 466390).
    • A visitors' berth (10 buoys, side mooring locations)
    • Fuel dispensary (petrol and diesel, with a payment card only), suction unloading of wastewater tanks, drinking water, waste management, a toilet, a boat ramp, a beach, showers, sauna for rent, a camping site, a restaurant, kayak, canoe, sup-board and rowboat rental
    • Distance to Konnevesi centre: 3 km.
  • Haukisaari, Municipality of Konnevesi (Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 62° 36.99' lon: 26° 24.23'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6943003 E: 469407).
    • A berth
    • Buoy mooring
    • A lean-to-shelter, a campfire site, a toilet, waste management.
    • On the western side of the island, a buoy and mooring hooks sunk into the rock.
  • Kivisalmi, Municipality of Konnevesi (Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 62° 39.88' lon: 26° 33.92'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6948303 E: 477730).
    • Joint berth (3 buoy mooring sites)
    • A boat ramp, a toilet, household waste management
  • Kalasatama in Hanhitaipale, Municipality of Rautalampi (Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 62° 33.54' lon: 26° 43.44'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6936486 E: 485809).
    • A boat ramp
    • A berth (depth 3 m)
    • A cooking shelter
    • A toilet
    • Canoe and kayak rental

Other Services in the Surrounding Area

The municipalities of Konnevesi (visitkonnevesi.fi, in Finnish) and Rautalampi (rautalampi.fi) provide town services.

""When the forest fire warning or the grass fire warning is in effect, open fires are prohibited on every campfire site in Southern Konnevesi nationalpark. In Southern Konnevesi nationalpark this prohibition applies also to cooking shelters or other fireplaces with a flue. Check the current warnings (en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi). 

Southern Konnevesi Brochure


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