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.
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.
Plenty of fun to be had in our heated flat bottom pool.
Open Victoria Day to Labour Day, weather permitting
Cool off at our always fun splash pad!
Open Victoria Day to Labour Day, weather permitting.
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.
Campground EventsListing Calendar
Welcome Back Weekend
We can't wait to welcome everyone back to the campground for the first camping weekend of the year. Our favorites activities are scheduled- crafts, bingo and ice cream social as well as a few new ones to start the year off right. Hope you can join us.
Mother's Day/The Big Weekend
Join us in honouring all of the mothers who are camping with us this weekend. Make her a special gift during craft time, challenge her during our fun activities and treat her to breakfast on Sunday morning.
NOTE: This is also "The Big Weekend" in support of KOA Care Camps which raises money to send kids with cancer to camp. This weekend we highlight a cause that is very dear to our hearts and as a result for a minimum donation of $10 you can stay the Saturday night at no additional cost.
Victoria Day Weekend
Celebrate our first long weekend of the camping season and enjoy two full days of activities highlighted by our famous fireworks on Saturday night!
The pool and splash pad will be open!!!!
Dan is cooking up his succulent roast beef and we are looking forward to all of the interesting fixin's at our pot luck so make sure to bring enough food for you, your family and five of your closest friends and enjoy the great company.
Visit with Little Ray's Reptile and join us for dinosaur fun as we explore the worlds of long ago.
VISITOR RATES FOR 2014
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 note that there is a MAXIMUM NUMBER OF VISITORS AT ONE TIME OF 5 PEOPLE.
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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Do Not Transport Firewood
A single piece of firewood can destroy millions of trees. It might seem difficult to imagine, but something as simple as bringing your own firewood when you travel to or from your favourite campsite could threaten and destroy thousands, even millions, of trees. Transportation of firewood is a common way for invasive species to spread as they remain hidden under the bark where you can't see them. Campers who bring firewood from home may accidentally spread pests that threaten Ontario campgrounds and the health of our forests. Leave your firewood at home. Throwing a few pieces of firewood into the trunk of the car before a camping trip might seem like a good way to plan ahead, but those logs could destroy a forest. The Asian long-horned beetle and Emerald ash borer are of particular concern. They are both recent arrivals to Canada and have no natural controls here. To prevent the spread of these pests, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued Federal Ministerial Orders that prohibit the movement of specific materials, including firewood and any material made from ash trees, from specific areas of Ontario, Quebec and the United States. To find out if your area is regulated please visit the CFIA web site. Did you know? • Transportation of firewood is a common way for invasive species to spread. • The emerald ash borer, on its own, does not move very far. Hidden in the bark of trees, this tiny “hitchhiker” has traveled with many an unsuspecting camper and as a result has killed millions of ash trees across Canada. • You could face penalties of up to $50,000 and/or prosecution if you move firewood out of an area regulated for a quarantine pest without prior approval from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
New Cabins in 2014
We are adding 4 more cabins to our inventory. These will be located at the back of the campground where the horseshoe pit is right now. The units sleep four and have a full bathroom a 1/2 kitchen and a set of table and chairs. Cozy with lots of windows to enjoy the outdoors. When booking go Deluxe Cabin:Kottages
Meet Your Hosts
"We wish to thank all of our campers for an exciting, fun filled 2013 Camping Season, we can't wait for our 2014 opening day."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