Located in the city of Kouvola and the municipality of Mäntyharju in Kymenlaakso and South-Savo regions. The distance to Helsinki is about 190 kilometers. Repovesi is Finland’s seventh most popular national park. In 2019, 126,600 visitors visited it.
The eastern parts of Park are included in the Pahkajärvi shooting range, where there is a movement ban.
Park was established on 1 January 2003. The area of the Repovesi is 15 square kilometers, and the area of the Aarnikotka Forest Nature Reserve is 14 square kilometers. The area had been popular with hikers for decades before the actual park was established.
The 120-kilometer Valkeala outdoor route also runs through the park. The lakes of the national park offer a great opportunity for hiking or rowing.
Repovesi’s attractions include, for example, Olhavanvuori, which is one of the best climbing spots in Southern Finland, and the Finnish Gold Route, which offers the opportunity to explore the wilderness by water bus.
Repovesi National Park is the largest unbuilt forest, marsh and lake area in south-eastern Finland. The basic fauna includes, for example, the tern, the lynx, the deer, the owls and various poultry.
How to Get There?
Kuismantie Road, which leads through the area, is closed off from traffic by bar gates at the Saarijärvi and Tervajärvi parking areas. You may travel either by foot or boat inside the Repovesi National Park area. There are separate parking areas for coaches at each park entrance.
From Mäntyharju to Saarijärvi parking area.
Take road 368 from Mäntyharju to Voikoski. After the Voikoski bridge there are signposts to Saarijärvi and Lapinsalmi. At the old railway station in Voikoski turn onto Kuismantie Road and drive 9 km to Saarijärvi parking area. At Saarijärvi parking area there are dry toilets, information boards and signposts to the area’s trails.
From Kouvola to Lapinsalmi parking area.
Take road 15 from Kouvola, turn onto Road 368 in Valkeala. There are signposts to road 368 from the Valkeala ABC-Service Station onward. After Vuohijärvi Village continue straight for about 8 km and turn right. Lapinsalmi parking area is about 3,5 km from this intersection. At Lapinsalmi parking area there are information boards, signposts to the trails and chemical toilets.
From Road 15 to Tervajärvi parking area.
Road 369 turns off of road 15 at Tuohikotti. Signposts begin right after the intersection. Drive straight on road 369 for about 9 km to the Hevosoja Village intersection. Turn right (Hevosojantie Road) and drive 2 km towards Hevosoja Village. When you reach the village turn right onto Kivisilmäntie Road. Drive straight for 7 km to the Tervajärvi parking area. At Tervajärvi parking area there are chemical toilets, information boards and signposts to the area’s trails.
Activities in the area:Biking, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Guided trips, Hiking, Pick berries and mushrooms, Sights and scenery, Skiing, Snowshoeing, Swimming, Tenting, Tour skating, Walk on nature trail