Repovesi National Park

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Coordinates: 61°11′N 026°53′E / 61.183°N 26.883°E / 61.183; 26.883
Repovesi National Park (Repoveden kansallispuisto)
Protected area
Repoveden Kansallispuisto Kesayonauringossa.jpg
A summer night at Repovesi
Country Finland
Region Kymenlaakso, Southern Savonia
Location Kouvola, Mäntyharju
 - coordinates 61°11′N 026°53′E / 61.183°N 26.883°E / 61.183; 26.883
Area 15 km2 (6 sq mi)
Established 2003
Management Metsähallitus
Visitation 74,500 (2009[1])
IUCN category II - National Park
Location in Finland
Website: www.outdoors.fi/repovesinp

Repovesi National Park (Finnish: Repoveden kansallispuisto) is situated in the municipalities of Kouvola and Mäntyharju, only a few hours north-east of the more populous Helsinki area of southern Finland. Formerly a site for intensive commercial forestry, the Repovesi area successfully transformed into a pristine national park. Pine and birch trees dominate the park. Repovesi abounds with wildlife including bear, deer and various birds. The River Koukunjoki cuts through the park. Other streams and lakes are also situated within the parks boundaries.

Repovesi National Park

Attractions include the Olhavanvuori hill, popular among climbers, and the Kultareitti water taxi route. Also located in the park are the Kuutinlahti bay with its restored timber rafting channels, the Lapinsalmi suspension bridge, and many observation towers.

The common fauna of the park includes the Red-throated Diver, the Eurasian Lynx, the moose, many owls and several galliformes.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Käyntimäärät kansallispuistoittain 2009" (in Finnish). Metsähallitus. Retrieved September 29, 2010. 

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