Tiilikkajärvi National Park

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Tiilikkajärvi National Park (Tiilikkajärven kansallispuisto)
Protected area
Tiilikkajarven kansallispuisto Venajanhiekka.jpg
The Venäjänhiekka beach
Country Finland
Region Northern Savonia, Kainuu
Location Rautavaara, Sotkamo
 - coordinates 63°40′N 028°18′E / 63.667°N 28.300°E / 63.667; 28.300Coordinates: 63°40′N 028°18′E / 63.667°N 28.300°E / 63.667; 28.300
Area 34 km2 (13 sq mi)
Established 1982
Management Metsähallitus
Visitation 7,500 (2009[1])
IUCN category II - National Park
Tiilikkajärvi National Park is located in Finland
Tiilikkajärvi National Park
Location in Finland
Website: www.outdoors.fi/tiilikkajarvinp

Tiilikkajärvi National Park (Finnish: Tiilikkajärven kansallispuisto) is a national park in the Northern Savonia and Kainuu regions of Finland. It was established in 1982 and covers 34 square kilometres (13 sq mi).

Southern and northern natural features mix in this park forming an ecotone of forest and swamp types.

The Tiilikkajärvi lake is a barren 400 ha (1.5 sq mi) lake with beaches all around it, split in the middle by esker capes.


Northern bird species brambling and rustic bunting are common in the park's forests. The most common bird species of the bogs is the yellow wagtail. The whimbrel also nests on the bogs. The barren Tiilikkajärvi lake is inhabited by the black-throated diver, and its beaches by the little ringed plover. Other species of the area include the lesser black-backed gull, capercaillie, willow grouse, bean goose, Eurasian golden plover, and the Siberian jay. In the summer of 1993, the pine grosbeak nested in the area. The beaver lives in the nearby rivers.

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

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