Helvetinjärvi National Park

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Helvetinjärvi National Park (Helvetinjärven kansallispuisto)
Protected area
Helvetinkolu.jpg
Helvetinjärvi lake and Helvetinkolu cleft
Country Finland
Region Pirkanmaa
Location Ruovesi
 - coordinates 62°02′N 23°51′E / 62.033°N 23.850°E / 62.033; 23.850Coordinates: 62°02′N 23°51′E / 62.033°N 23.850°E / 62.033; 23.850
Area 49.8 km2 (19 sq mi)
Established 1982
Management Metsähallitus
Visitation 33,000 (2009[1])
IUCN category II - National Park
Location in Finland
Website: http://www.outdoors.fi/destinations/nationalparks/helvetinjarvi/Pages/Default.aspx

Helvetinjärvi National Park (Finnish: Helvetinjärven kansallispuisto, literally "Hell's Lake national park") is a national park in the Pirkanmaa region in Finland.[2] It is located in the municipality of Ruovesi and has an area of 49.8 square kilometres (19.2 sq mi). The park was founded in 1982 and is managed by the Metsähallitus.

The park represents the wild forests of the Tavastia region. The area includes deep gorges and rugged scenery formed by faults running through the bedrock. The most impressive attraction is the cleft Helvetinkolu at the south-eastern end of Lake Helvetinjärvi.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Käyntimäärät kansallispuistoittain 2009" (in Finnish). Metsähallitus. Retrieved September 29, 2010. 
  2. ^ Helvetinjärvi National Park from Outdoors Finland. Retrieved April 2009.

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