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

Aug 25, 2015
Great spot for kids the big waterslide was a real hit.
Aug 25, 2015
Our kids loved all the activities. They are already talking about coming back next year and staying longer. The campground was very clean and the staff were friendly and helpful.
Aug 25, 2015
We were disappointed with our site because it was mostly underwater. Usually we are extremely happy with our experience at this campground. I would prefer if we could select our own site when booking, similar to the provincial parks reservation system.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Sorry you had water on your site, we had a torrential rain the night before you arrived & the ground did not have a chance to absorb it all. You can select a site, when making a reservation online-enter the site you want in the special request box & we will do our best to fill it or get next best.
Aug 24, 2015
As always such a great time and great owners and staff. We just booked four more trips for 2016
Aug 24, 2015
Aug 24, 2015
It's a great place for young families! We will be back again next year.
Aug 24, 2015
perfect
Aug 24, 2015
We had made a reservation for 4 lots together. It was pleasant and the staff were cordial and helpful. The property was clean. Thanks for a great family vacation.
Aug 24, 2015
Very understanding people and such a great place for the kids. When you can check in at 7h am with a smile... that tells you how will be your stay. Thanks for everything and keep up the good work.
Aug 24, 2015
Huge draw back not having full hookups. Portable sewage emptying was available for a fee but was not effective in emptying our tank properly. Owner was very strict about "quiet" times and very intimidating. Even though we were quietly sitting by the fire talking at 11pm. Have never had this at any other park.
Aug 24, 2015
Aug 24, 2015
Aug 24, 2015
Our cabin was very clean and comfortable. This KOA is geared to young families. As my kids are 11 & 12, other than swimming, there was the bouncy pillow and chess board. Other activities cost money. There was also a poor behaved child that screamed and had temper tantrum - spoiled even my quiet time. (not the KOA's fault - just our bad luck I guess.) We will likely not return - sorry :(.
Aug 24, 2015
Our kids had a blast! So much to do, had fun with family and friends. Looking forward to next year !
Aug 24, 2015
they've really thought of everything. this place is like the disney land of camp grounds. will definitely be back.
Aug 24, 2015
Aug 24, 2015
Aug 24, 2015
Great as always!
Aug 24, 2015
Well run location and a pleasure to stay in. We loved the tall pines of this park. There were great activities for the kids which made everyone happy (parents got to relax).
Aug 24, 2015
Aug 24, 2015
Aug 24, 2015
This is such a wonderful weekend at Cardinal KOA - our children love the Carnival weekend and we are so pleased that the campground offers it for free. What a treat! We keep coming back to this spot time and again because we love the chip truck, the playground and activities for the kids, and the proximity to Ottawa. Thanks for another great weekend!
Aug 24, 2015
Great stay for my family, my brother and his family from Calgary and my parents who joined us. This was our first experience with anyone using the cabins, and it was fantastic. Thank you for accommodating our request. Everyone had great comments about the activities and facilities. This is the third year we have been to this campground since finding it, and we'll definitely return!
Aug 24, 2015
Lots of fun activities for the kids. Very clean and well managed facilities. Extremely friendly and helpful staff.
Aug 24, 2015
Wow where to begin a super great weekend.. so much to do and such a clean family oriented campground first time to visit but definitely coming back next year..
Aug 24, 2015
Tres beau camping, installation vraiment bien, parfaitement adapté pour les tout petit et les plus grand! Et oui la pizza est delicieuse....
Aug 24, 2015
The kids and i really enjoyed it. Lots to do for everyone, in a family oriented eviroment atmosphere. making it a relaxing stay for me, as a parent. Everthing was very conveinent. Top class staff, very friendly and helpful. Thanks for a great time.
Aug 24, 2015
I was great lots for kids staff was knowledgeable and friendly Kids loved pizza but wish chip truck was open more during week

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad you liked the pizza!! Dan tested different ingredients for over a year before he was satisfied with what he offers. We all grew tired of eating pizza all winter but the feedback has been very positive so it was worth the effort. Hope to see you back soon.
Aug 23, 2015
Wonderful place for the family. This place does everything right and anticipates every need. We stayed in a lodge and it was spotless. Staff works extremely hard and the place is very clean. Children loved it and we will go back again.
Aug 23, 2015
Lots of activities for the kids, campground very clean and well managed. Enjoyed our stay.
Aug 23, 2015
I often felt like I was being watched by the owners. So they could catch me in the wrong. A lot of rules.
Aug 23, 2015
We were a family of 5. (2 adults, 16yr old, 5 yr old & 1yr old). We had an excellent time. Stayed in a delux cabin. Very clean all around facilities and lots to do for all age groups. We will definitely be back :)
Aug 23, 2015
We always love to stay at the Cardinal KOA on our way home from PEI. Staff always friendly, campground very clean.. Showers were spotless..We were just sad we were not able to enjoy everything the campground has to offer, as it started to pour rain, half hour after we arrived...looking forward to next year already..
Aug 23, 2015
Aug 21, 2015
We loved our stay so much that next year we will plan to stay longer.
Aug 21, 2015
Very clean and well maintained camp ground. Bathrooms were fantastic! Lots for the kids to do, never a dull moment. Great spacious & shady site!
Aug 21, 2015
AMAZING!!!!! 5 stars is not enough. You've haven't met anyone until you've met Dan, Karen and all their staff, the nicest people! Irene was a hoot, Phil was funny! We had the best time at this kampground, so much to do for the kids. The activities were fun, wish I was still a kid. Can't wait to go back.
Aug 21, 2015
We had an awesome stay at KOA Cardinal!! The cabin was spotlessly clean, the staff were are friendly and helpful. The amenities were very nice and the kids really enjoyed the activities! We are looking forward to our next stay at KOA - Cardinal.
Aug 20, 2015
Nice quiet campground with lots to do. Friendly staff. Awesome pool. The only complaint is that my 4 yr old can't reach the soap dispensors.
Aug 20, 2015
Perfect for kids! They had a blast!! The deluxe cabin had everything we needed and was super clean .
Aug 20, 2015
I loved everything about this KOA! The bathrooms were exceptionally clean and the prices were more than reasonable !! It is a family's dream campground and I absolutely recommend it and couldn't have been happier with our experience despite the excessive rain !!! The owners/managers should be very proud of their park!
Aug 20, 2015
The main reason I wouldn't recommend is more expensive than a provincial park to stay so I assumed most things are included. To have to pay $3/person to play mini golf is ridiculous, among other extras. It is a definate that we will not return and will advise everyone we know, not to go. We had a much better experience at Ivy Lea.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Yes, we are more expensive than a provincial park where there are no amenities or activities but we are cheaper than Ivy Lea because of our location and as are result, even with the extras, you saved money while you were here.
Aug 20, 2015
I was surprised that even though they say they have full service sites there is NO sewer at any sites. They charged over 70 dollars per night and don't offer full service sites. ALSO they insist that you sign a waiver releasing them of all responsibilities before you can enter the campground AND they charge ten dollars per pump out and you are lucky if they do it when you ask. They have a bad KOAs

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We do publish that we do not have sewers on site, it is noted in the KOA directory and it is indicated on your confirmation, so not sure what you were reading? In consideration of our campers we do not do pump outs during meal times, it is unfortunate that you had to wait a 1/2 hour.
Aug 19, 2015
This is our third year at Cardinal KOA. We love the site and plan on returning again next year.
Aug 19, 2015
I enjoyed the clean areas and washrooms. Dan has done much work to add new things, such as a Pizza trailer. I would have liked to have had a swim in the pool which I guess is for the kids. Great Job to all the friendly staff.
Aug 19, 2015
Very nice place.
Aug 18, 2015
Thanks for a fun Carnival weekend!
Aug 18, 2015
My family and I stayed in a lodge this past weekend and had a blast!
Aug 18, 2015
It was our first time camping with our two boys, and it was awesome, we will be telling our friends about it and will be returning again.
Aug 18, 2015

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