The Särkiselkä campsite was established in the peak year of domestic tourism in 1978. This summer, the beautiful area was in danger of being left without an operator, the Outokumpu Tourist Association took action.
The Tourist Association is renovating the area with the city, local businesses and associations. Important values are responsibility, accessibility and respect for local culture. Tourists are received at Kaunisniemi Café, which used to be a ski lodge for miners.
The responsible manager of the area is Marja Tiittanen (os. Kettunen), who worked as an entrepreneur in the area years 1994-2005 and wants to bring the Särkiselkä area to a new heyday with others interested in.