Southern Konnevesi National Park

Southern Konnevesi National Park (Finnish: Etelä-Konneveden kansallispuisto) is situated in the Finnish Lakeland on the border of the regions Central Finland and Northern Savonia, in the municipalities of Konnevesi and Rautalampi.

Southern Konnevesi National Park
LocationFinland
Coordinates62°33′30″N 26°38′50″E
Area15 km2 (5.8 sq mi)
Established2014
Websitewww.nationalparks.fi/en/southernkonnevesinp

The park includes islands in the southern part of Lake Konnevesi and an extensive continuous stretch of mainland on the lake's eastern shore. The national park is located to the south of main road 69 and to the north-west of highway 9. [1] In the park visitors can enjoy the wide open waters of the lake in a boat, or canoe through a maze of islands among smooth glaciated rocks and vertical rock walls. In the clear water, you will be able to catch a glimpse of the depths that are the domain of wild brown trout. You can also trek from herb-rich forests to high cliffs for a view over the magnificent landscape of the osprey.[2]

University of Jyväskylä has a Research Station at Konnevesi. Konnevesi Research Station has become famous on experimental ecology, both on terrestrial and aquatic one.[3]

References

  1. Directions. Outdoors.fi. Retrieved 2015-07-08.
  2. Southern Konnevesi National Park. Outdoors.fi. Retrieved 2015-07-08.
  3. Konnevesi Research Station. University of Jyväskylä. Retrieved 2015-07-08.
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