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Keitele Canal: Kuhankoski Canal

Kymijoki River Basin 
Jyväskyllä-Suolahti route
Nautical chart: K328

Permitted vessel dimensions
110.0 x11.8 x 2.4 x 8.0 (on the route 5.5) [m]
(length x width x draught x height)

Mooring: Three floating bollards on the west side of the lock chamber, one on the east side. Hanging ropes on the sides of the lock.
Services: A campfire site at the waiting platform in the upper canal.
Difference in water level: 4.00 - 4.10 m

The canal connects Saraavesi and Leppävesi. The 750 m-long canal was built in 1990–93. Self-service lock with remote monitoring and access from Paatela.

When approaching from below, the self-service starter cord and instructions for its use are on the right side, when approaching from above, these are on the upper canal’s pier to the left. After starting the self-service, follow the instructions provided on the information board and light signs.


Contact information for the canal

Tel. +358 (0)295 34 4151 (Paatela control room)

Self-service canal.

Opening hours 2024

Note. Exceptions to opening hours above the channel page.

May: at 7–21
June: at 7–24
July: at 7–24
August: at 7–24
September: at 7–18
October: closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, open on other days 7–17