Kolovesi National Park

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Kolovesi National Park
Map showing the location of Kolovesi National Park
Map showing the location of Kolovesi National Park
Location in Finland
LocationEtelä-Savo, Finland
Coordinates62°15′27″N 28°49′00″E / 62.25750°N 28.81667°E / 62.25750; 28.81667Coordinates: 62°15′27″N 28°49′00″E / 62.25750°N 28.81667°E / 62.25750; 28.81667
Area23 km2 (8.9 sq mi)
Visitors7500 (in 2009[1])
Governing bodyMetsähallitus

Kolovesi National Park (Finnish: Koloveden kansallispuisto) is a national park in the Etelä-Savo region of Finland. It was established in 1990 and covers 23 km2 (8.9 sq mi). It protects e.g. the habitat of the critically endangered Saimaa Ringed Seal. Typical of the rugged scenery of Kolovesi, formed by the ice age, are craggy cliffs rising from the water. Cave paintings have been discovered in the area. Motor boats are prohibited in the area. Kayaking, canoeing, and rowing and facilitated, and there are also several marked hiking paths in the area.[citation needed]

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

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