The Rokansaari esker island is part of a 150km long fragmented stretch of esker which begins in Pieksämäki and ends at the tip of Kyläniemi near Niittylahti-Härkkimyksenhiekka. The Rokansaari area emerged from underneath the continental ice sheet 11,500-11,400 years ago, when the area was lapped by the waters of the southern Saimaa ice lakes. Nowadays the Rokansaari landscape is dominated by kettle ponds and various shore features, such as beach banks and ridges formed during Saimaa’s various stages. Traces of human history left on the island include trenches dug into the sandy ground and a Stone-Age dwelling site.

 

Coordinates: x=555883,539 y=6816502,009 (ETRS-TM35FIN)

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Coordinates: 61.478192283, 28.049076813 (ETRS89 maantieteelliset(~WGS84))

 

Image: Puumala municipality

Location

  • Separation of solid waste
  • Privy
  • Suitable for children
  • Campfire place
  • Boating