Cardinal / Ottawa South KOA

609 Pittston Road

Cardinal, ON K0E 1E0 Canada Canada

Reserve: 800-562-3643

Info: 613-657-4536

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Campground Amenities

Amenities Overview

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 65' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Pool (5/17 - 9/8)
  • Snack Bar ($)
  • Propane ($)
  • Mini Golf ($)
  • Firewood ($)
  • Pavilion
  • Bike Rentals ($)

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Campground Activities

Kids Climbing Wall Photo

Kids Climbing Wall

Great fun for the little ones on our climbing wall. A challenge to reach the top and a soft landing if they fall off.

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Pirate Ship Playground Photo

Pirate Ship Playground

Have a swash-buckling good time on our Pirate Ship playground. Lots of places to hid and ways to challenge your skills.

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Heated Pool Photo

Heated Pool

Plenty of fun to be had in our heated flat bottom pool.

Open Victoria Day to Labour Day, weather permitting

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Splash Pad Photo

Splash Pad

Cool off at our always fun splash pad!

Open Victoria Day to Labour Day, weather permitting.

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Big Bouncer & Kiddie Big Bouncer Photo

Big Bouncer & Kiddie Big Bouncer

Our most loved activity by far!  Bounce away on our giant Big Bouncer or our Little Bouncer designed for children 5 and under. Fun for all ages.

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Campground Events

Listing Calendar
Barnyard Weekend Photo

Barnyard Weekend

Sep 26 - 27, 2014

The petting zoo and pony rides are returning for another exciting weekend of animal fun. Our activities will focus on farm life and the bounty of mother nature.

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Halloween Photo


Oct 3 - 4, 2014

Our spook-tacular weekends begin! Wander through our haunted house if you dare.

Decorate your site to join in the fun and dress up for our costume party and trick or treating.

We will also be doing pumpkin carvings.

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Thanksgiving/Halloween Weekend Photo

Thanksgiving/Halloween Weekend

Oct 10 - 13, 2014

On the last long weekend of the year we have spooktacular fun planned-  pumpkin carving, halloween crafts, haunted house, trick or treating, costume party and lots of ghosts and goblins.

We will also be giving thanks for all of our family and friends that join us for our traditional turkey potluck dinner.

We supply the turkey and you bring a side dish equivalent to what you, your family and five of your closest friends would eat at dinner time.

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Halloween and Goodbyes Photo

Halloween and Goodbyes

Oct 17 - 18, 2014

Don't miss our final weekend of the season with one last Halloween celebration. Costume party, trick or treating, site decorating contest, haunted house and much more! You don't want to miss it!

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Campground News


NOW BOOKING for the 2015 Camping Season

We are now taking reservations for the 2015 camping season! Be sure to book early to guarantee a spot for our busy weekends. If you would like to reserve a specific site please call the office to have it blocked for you or add your request to the comment section of your on-line booking.

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We are very happy that you like to share your camping experiences with your family and friends. We also love to have them as visitors.

However, to ensure our facilities continue to be available to our other registered campers (as we only have a limited capacity) we do charge a fairly high visitor fee.

Adults 12 and over $20/day
Children 6-11 $15/day
Seniors (60 and over) $10/day
Children 5 and under -free

We ask that you please advise your guests of this charge prior to their arrival at the front desk to ensure they are prepared to cover the cost. All visitors MUST register at the main office.


Please speak with the office IN ADVANCE if you are planning for a special occasion as a surcharge will apply to any additional guests.

Guests must use the visitors parking lot and must abide by all campground rules. Campers are responsible for their guests while they are on site.

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Early Check In Fees $25/hour

Due to the increasing number of campers who are arriving before check-in time we are now charging $25/hr for every hour that you arrive before 1:00 pm for tents and trailers and 2:00 pm for Cabins and Deluxe Cabins.

We apologize for this inconvenience, however we do want to ensure that the campers who are in the process of checking out have our attention and can get out of the driveway and through the dump station safely.

After 1:00 pm (or 2:00 pm for Cabins and Deluxe Cabins) we will be happy to serve you with our undivided attention as well.

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Meet Your Hosts

Daniel Parent and Karen McAndrew

"We have been having a great summer with fantastic weather and wonderful campers. Hope you will be able to join us soon!"

We are dedicated to providing a fun and entertaining experience for your family. It was Daniel's life long dream to own a campground, and in 2006, we had the opportunity to purchase the Cardinal/Ottawa South KOA and have loved every minute since. By placing a strong focus on recreation and service, we work hard to create a fun-filled family destination for the eastern Ontario region.

We love our guests! We like to go out of our way to meet our camper's needs and concerns. Dan pays particular attention to new RV owners by helping with their set-up and understanding of their new purchase. He is also our resident chef and can be found cooking at the Chip Wagon and hosting our long weekend BBQ, potlucks and holiday dinners.

Karen is always ready to greet you with a smile in the office and help with anything you need.

We are passionate about the KOA Care Camps Trust that supports special non-profit camps for children with cancer across North America. Throughout the season we incorporate activities and opportunities around the campground to raise money for this special cause.

Look for us on our regular tours of the campground! We look forward to meeting you!

Daniel Parent & Karen McAndrew

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