Welcome to Kolovesi National Park
Hiking, fishing and berry picking are popular activities in the park, which is also a paradise for canoeing – the best way to explore the fantastic scenery. Motorboats are prohibited. There are several restricted areas, and the islands are out of bounds all winter to protect the seals, whose pups are born in February.
The gateway town is pleasant Enonkoski, with a bright stream and rapids dividing it in two. There’s a park information cabin here. The park starts a further 12km north. A free ferry north of Enonkoski crosses the narrows between two lakes on Rd 471.