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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Jul 02, 2013
Jul 02, 2013
We really enjoyed our stay at the KOA Cardinal, activities were great, along with the potluck dinner which was excellent and beautiful fireworks for Canada Day :)
Jul 02, 2013
Jul 02, 2013
Fantastic place for the family. Great atmosphere and tons of activities. Karen and Dan work very hard to make sure everything runs smoothly. From the Ice Cream socail, to Tye-Dye shirts. Highly recommend you book here!! We're going again this summer!
Jun 30, 2013
Jun 30, 2013
Awesome. This place is clean, has everything families couls want, has clearly spent a lot of time and money investing in the pool, water park & facilities. Lovely people. We have already recommended to friends. A++
Jun 29, 2013
Our family enjoyed our stay so much that we plan to come back in the next few weeks. The kids enjoyed all the activities and staff were so kind. One of our best vacation weeks in a long time. I have already recommended to all my relatives and friends...Un gros merci....
Jun 29, 2013
Jun 28, 2013
Plaisant séjour avec la famille.Les enfants ont adorés les jeux à leur disposition. L'eau de la piscine un peu froide car pas chauffé durant notre séjour
Jun 28, 2013
Amazing experience, everything was clean, the staff was so kind, kids had a blast... We will return as long as the kids want to hang out with old dad
Jun 28, 2013
My stay at Cardinal KOA was Excellent. The friendly staff always are willing to excel to serve ones requirements. The grounds and sites are always in pristine condition, and NEW features are being added for the Kamper enjoyment like Mini-golf and climbing wall. This is a very GREAT family Kamping experience. Thank You Dan and all Staff
Jun 27, 2013
Great campground Return again and again. perfect cabins Lots of activites for Kids. pool clean bathrooms clean Owner Dan and Family super nice they never stop working, and always take the time to stop and chat. 5 stars all the way!
Jun 27, 2013
Jun 27, 2013
Jun 27, 2013
Camping très propre, super calme. Staff agréable à côtoyer.
Jun 27, 2013
Propreté impeccable.. Mais très dispendieux par rapport aux autres terrains de camping hors chaîne KOA En plus, 2 services seulement pas d'égout et $$ pour vidanger au terrain. Loin de la ville et attraits touristiques environnants
Jun 27, 2013
Jun 27, 2013
It was amazing... I am not an experienced camper but this site and the staff made it all a breeze. The kids loved it, we will be coming back until the kids no longer want to hang out with old dad ;-) A big THANK YOU to the staff, you were awesome!
Jun 26, 2013
Our family had a wonderful time at Cardinal KOA !
Jun 26, 2013
We really enjoyed the amenities at this particular campground. The service was impeccable but a little impersonal. We wanted to have friends come for a visit however, in order to do that they would have had to pay 70 dollars!!!! Just to hang out at the campground!!! It's not even that much for a site!!! That price is sheer extortion. That kind of money grab leaves me with a bad taste in my mouth.
Jun 26, 2013
Grandkids loved it and I thought the staff was very helpful and efficient. Recommending it to all my friends and family.
Jun 26, 2013
Well we will never be back to this KOA. The facilities are impressive and everything is kept clean but they are all about the money. I understand how important it is to not travel with wood, but to charge $9 for a bundle is taking advantage of the situation. Also charging $20 per visitor when we are not even over our site limit of 6 people is nonsense. The owner is unstable. Do not stay here.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

If you invited your friends to go with you to a public venue that charges for their services (movie, public pool, water park, etc) you would expect to pay a fee for them. It is unfortunate that some campers think that usage charges should not apply to them.
Jun 25, 2013
the kids loved it
Jun 25, 2013
Very disappointed in Cardinal,our stay was ruined when the owner became very belligerent with my family when we were upset that we had to pay for our family to come in to the campgrounds and have supper with us.We did not mind paying but 20$ was a little excessive.My grandson and his girlfriend left because they could not justify that amount.No one even used the facilities nor did they intend to.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

It is unfortunate that you feel this way as our visitor rates are clearly posted on the website and at our check in counter. The sign on our gate also notes that fees apply. Abiding by the campground rules would have made your stay more enjoyable.
Jun 24, 2013
Jun 24, 2013
Jun 24, 2013
Our stay was wonderful! Except for some of the weather we had a fantastic time. There was always something to do to keep the kids occupied and the campsite was quite nice given that we were NOT on a concrete slab and there were actually trees!! Thank you, Mark
Jun 24, 2013
Great weather, nothing bad to say at all. Great weekend.
Jun 24, 2013
This was our first time to Cardinal and we loved it. We have now booked our 2 weeks holiday in august and we can t wait unfortunately they where all book for weekend till then.
Jun 24, 2013
First time at the Cardinal KOA- enjoyed every minute- accept quiet time at 11pm
Jun 24, 2013
Jun 24, 2013
Très belle place et très propre. Plein de belles activités pour les enfants. site exceptionnel pour la famille. Seul désagrément est que le site de pompage des eaux usées est a environ 20-25 pieds de la piscine et jeux d'eau pour le dimanche matin à la sortie des campeurs, c'est désagréables les odeurs.
Jun 24, 2013
The Cardinal KOA exceeded all expectations we had. The cleanliness, the friendly helpful staff and activities galore for the kids. We had a great stay! Thank you!!!
Jun 24, 2013
Jun 23, 2013
I have 2 issues with this Kia: 1. Gravel on tent sites, not so great for tents 2. My 9 year old kids were yelled at by a yellow shirt staff member while checking the mini golf course. They were told to "get their butts off the course if they're not playing". Totally uncool, I'm appalled and would not recommend this Koa based on this incident alone, just as my kids said :(

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

These boys had lots of excess energy & were frequently found doing things that tested us. From going into the pool unsupervised to standing on the top of a toilet and rocking it off the bolts to turning on the site water taps to plugging the bucket on the last golf hole. No parental supervision.
Jun 21, 2013
Jun 20, 2013
Jun 20, 2013
Although we only used the camp site as a home base while in the area to visit relatives and friends, we are happy to say that you all deserve an A+ for cleanliness. I heard that you experience some flooding at some of your sites and possibly that was the reason I found our site driveway narrow, uneven and difficult to level the camper. Otherwise great. P.S. your visitor's rates are way above norm.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We have purposely set our visitors rate high to try to discourage them from coming. We love to share our camping experience but too many visitors using the facilities ruins the weekend for the other registered campers. We are trying to provide you with the best possible stay so need to limit extras.
Jun 18, 2013
Jun 18, 2013
Bathrooms are very clean. Always tons of crafts and activities for the kids to do... Staff were amazing...
Jun 17, 2013
I loved your campground and have already recommended to several friends. That was our first time but will be back. The only thing Id say to improve is the temp of your pool. it was a little on the cold side.
Jun 17, 2013
This is the best campground in Ottawa, especially for families with children. Activities, pool, playground, wagon ride etc. Something for everyone. Staff is excellent and owners too. Thanks KOA Cardinal for another great camping weekend!
Jun 17, 2013
Jun 17, 2013
Great weekend. Thamks. The Aube's.
Jun 17, 2013
Jun 17, 2013
I find your park excellent and very clean.
Jun 17, 2013
Jun 17, 2013
Jun 17, 2013
Had a great time at Cardinal KOA. Karen and Dan are wonderful hosts and everyone who works there is very welcoming, especially Brian (the old geezer) who is fabulous. Can't wait to go back!
Jun 17, 2013
My husband and I absolutely love camping at KOA Cardinal. We discovered this park last summer with our daughter. We have put our name under the seasonal list and we can't wait get a call to be offered a seasonal site.

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