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 Reviews

Jul 27, 2014
We absolutely loved our stay. The only thing I would have loved on top of all of your great services would be a 1 or 2 km nature trail on or near your property to get the kids exploring, but we were 100% satisfied. Thank you
Jul 27, 2014
Jul 27, 2014
Wifi only works at building, not at our site. Sites are a bit on the small side. Pump outs should only be done at a certain time of day, so that you can ensure you are not eating so as to avoid the odour..

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We try our very best not to do dump outs at meal times, however it is very difficult to predict what time all of our sites are going to be eating. We do not do pump outs before 9:30-10 in the morning or between 12 and 1:30 for lunch or between 5 and 6:30 for dinner. We are working on the wifi.
Jul 26, 2014
Much to do, nice campground, size sites was ok. Perfect for our children. Too bad we only were there for one night... :-( Very good service and very kind people!
Jul 26, 2014
Another excellent stay. The Grandkids loved it.
Jul 26, 2014
The best camping site ever! My family and I were really pleased with our camp site, with the service we received, and the people were exceptionally nice! It was amazing!
Jul 26, 2014
What a fantastic place for families! As a parent of 2 toddlers, I was able to sit and observe them move from structure to structure exploring their environment safely and meeting new friends. It was a pleasure to watch! We will most definitely be back next summer :)
Jul 26, 2014
We had the best time ever and can't wait to come back next summer. Thanks KOA!
Jul 26, 2014
Two nights is never enough time at the Cardinal KOA. There is so much for our girls to do, they never get bored. The staff is very friendly, and the campground is spotless. Can't wait to stay here again, it is definitely one of our favorites..
Jul 25, 2014
Absolutely fantastic place for kids. Lots for them to do, which means lots of relaxing for Mom & Dad!
Jul 25, 2014
Jul 25, 2014
Jul 24, 2014
Jul 24, 2014
Jul 24, 2014
We had an amazing time...an outstanding campground in all aspects!
Jul 23, 2014
My two boys are autistic...the people who run this campground are very empathetic and loyal. They make sure our stay is special everytime we go and the ground's play area meet all of my boys' needs. We are spending our two weeks (seperate stays) of yearly vacations in Cardinal. Thank you.
Jul 23, 2014
Jul 23, 2014
Jul 23, 2014
Excellent. Cabin was clean. Grounds are kept in great shape and everything is so clean. Customer service was excellent. Friendly staff. The only thing I would have liked to have, but didn't, was hot water in the cabin. We are looking forward to staying at this campground again!
Jul 23, 2014
Jul 23, 2014
All the people there is so kind. The site soo clean. Lot of activities and areas where kids can play. Big pool. And a lot of toilettes and showers. And what we liked the must is the tremendus trees upthere... live it! Thank you!
Jul 23, 2014
We had an amazing two days. Our Grandaughter had so much fun it is now her new favourite place to be.
Jul 23, 2014
The park and the amenities are second to none. The one drawback is the terrible WiFi. You can check your email headers but dont try to load one and a web page is out of the question. Its frustrating and not worth offering at that level of service. I certainly wouldn't consider it an amenity that should be listed in their profile. We weren't camping for the wifi so it wasn't a huge setback.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We are aware of the connection issues with the wi-fi. We have outgrown our current system as sites are bringing more & more devices all the time. We are replacing the system and a new one should be operational in the next week or two. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Jul 22, 2014
Jul 22, 2014
Did a great job again this year for the Christmas in July.
Jul 22, 2014
Great campsite, very clean and lots for the little ones to do.
Jul 22, 2014
Jul 22, 2014
Great camp ground. Quite and very clean family orientated place. Staff were fantastic. Great place for kids and families. We will be back for sure.
Jul 22, 2014
The campground itself was excellent. Very clean, wonderful for children. Our major complaint would be how strict the staff are when it came to 'quiet time'. It was ridiculous. After busy days with the kids, as parents, all we wanted was some time around the campfire but we had to put the fire out and be in our trailers at 11:00 pm. Not cool. I wouldn't go back for that very reason.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We do allow campers to sit outside by their fires until midnight; however, if a camper is too loud and after being warned about the noise at least twice, on the third time they are asked to go inside. Our other campers appreciate that we are strict and come back often for just that reason.
Jul 21, 2014
The kids love the activities and we love that quiet hours are actually enforced.
Jul 21, 2014
Had a great time and very family oriented. Lots of fun stuff to do for kids aged 2-10. Grounds were well maintained and all employees were super helpful!
Jul 21, 2014
Jul 21, 2014
We stayed for 5 nights and had a great time. Noticed that Dan works NON STOP and feel sorry that he gets a bad wrap on the reviews from people. He was perfectly pleasant. Rules are rules people and it sounds like the people that don't like rules have the problem! We will definitely be back...just wish it wasn't 2 hours away.
Jul 21, 2014
Jul 21, 2014
Jul 21, 2014
our fav camping stop of the season!!
Jul 21, 2014
Loved the large pool, 2bouncy pillows and free inflatable water slide. The kids enjoyed every second (and that was our intention in booking with you)!
Jul 21, 2014
Jul 21, 2014
Awesome campground. Lots for the kids to do.
Jul 21, 2014
Kids had a great time. Camp is immaculate and I cant believe how hard the family that owns it works.
Jul 21, 2014
A perfect place to keep the kids busy. Bathrooms are spotless. Staff is friendly.
Jul 21, 2014
Campground very clean, owners working really hard to keep guests happy. Lots for the children to do and all the play structures and other equipment are in great shape. Only criticism would be that the campground can get a little overcrowded on the week-end and certain sites are a little small.
Jul 21, 2014
Lots for children to do, but it seemed that a number of children were not supervised. Site was very very small, and cost more than most. Not happy with site at all. Could not fit 4 chairs around campfire since it was only 2 feet from the road. Had to move the fire pit to pull out of site.
Jul 21, 2014
Great time!! Turkey dinner was yummy! See you soon!
Jul 21, 2014
Pool, bouncing pad, bingo, free hour on the Water Slide on Friday, mini-golf, Ice Cream sundae social, jay rides, rental quad biks, relaxed environment but curfew conscious. Really good stay! Additional desires: more pool space.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

You will be pleased to know that we do have plans for a second pool. We are just waiting for our permits from the Township so we can start construction.
Jul 21, 2014
Camp ground was clean and very well managed. Assistance at the dumping station at check out time is a great idea and appreciated. I would recommend another pool area. The pool was very crowed with kids and parents.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

You will be pleased to know another pool is in the works, we are just waiting on permits from the township so we can start construction. The second one will be on the north side of the splash pad. Can't wait!!
Jul 21, 2014
Our initial stay was great! Amazing things for kids of all ages to do! BUT we bought tickets for the turkey dinner we were the second table there and didn't get served for an hour later and when we did get called we had to wait another 15 mins and after all that we got the turkey that fell off the whole turkey it was gross! My husband complained to the owner and he wasn't polite about it at all!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We had 175 people at the turkey dinner. To ensure it is fair to all attendees, we call tables up in random order. Yours was one of the last tables to be called. All guests were served within 45 mins (we time) & we only serve turkey breast. You were offered your meal free & we delivered dessert to yo
Jul 21, 2014
Only complaint is the high cost for visitors, otherwise this is an amazing site for people with young families. Tons of fun things for our kids to do! We will be back.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We agree that it is expensive to have visitors on the weekend, it is 1/2 price during the week. We are so busy on the weekends that we do not have space for additional people as we are already filled to capacity. To ensure our registered guests can enjoy themselves we must discourage visitors.
Jul 20, 2014
If you have children, this is a great campground. For elderly people with disabilities it is not so good. The roads are rough and difficult to walk. It is a inconvenient not to have on site sewage.
Jul 20, 2014
I would have the ground raised up to prevent the flouding that surrounded the cabins at the back of campground . This was a big negative , you want to be outside when camping . Messy , dirty shoes , no dry area !!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

The cabins at the back are brand new- first rental was Canada Day weekend. As a result the outside landscaping is not quite finished. The plan is to raise the area and add some drainage now that the cabins have been put in their place. Hopefully you will join us again once the work is finished.

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