Historical buildings and rapids favored by nature lovers

Partakoski rapids and marina

Partakoski is a clean and clear water area between Lake Saimaa and Lake Kuolimo, close to the Kärnäkoski fortress area.

Partakoski rapids may not freeze even in winter, and different birds can be spotted in the area. The area is a popular spot for photographers.

There is also a Prince’s House built by Prince A. Barjatinsky in the area, as well as a Partaranta village shop, a restaurant and a marina with services in the summer (Partakoskentie 971, 54800 Savitaipale).

The actual area is just a short distance from the village shop, along the way north. You should preferably leave your car at the Partaranta store.

Find images from Partakoski in Instagram: use hashtag #partakoski and #partaranta.

Contact information

Name of the attraction: Partakoski rapids and marina
Address: Partakoskentie 971, 54800 Savitaipale
Open: Rapids open all year round; shop, restaurant and marina in summer

Additional information

Province, location and region: Etelä-Karjala (South Karelia), Savitaipale, Partakoski (village)
Address: Partakoskentie 971, 54800 Savitaipale
Target group: Families with children, seniors, hikers, partially accessible
Distance from the center of Lake Korpijärvi: Approximately 46 km (approx. 45 min.) by car
Open: Rapids open all year round; shop, restaurant and marina in summer
Duration: About 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy, the destination is also suitable for young children
Please note: You can use prams and pushchairs and wheelchairs in the area (for the most part).

More information:

More information about the destination can be found on the South Karelian Foundation for Recreation Areas’s website and its destination search page (cookies must be accepted to use the destination search).

More information can also be found on the Visit Savitaipale website: Partakoski

The destination can also be found on the outdooractive website and in the outdooractive app (available for download from app stores).

See the Outdooractive website for a description of the Partakoski.

Partakoski is also presented on the Saimaa Geopark website. On the website you can find a PDF version of the Partakoski guide (save PDF).

More information on the site can be also found on the Partakoski villages website.

Make sure the information is correct on the spot.

Maps and coordinates

Destination on Google Maps

Coordinates / National Land Survey of Finland – MapSite website:
N = 6793061.346, E = 537670.412 (ETRS-TM35FIN)