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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Jun 17, 2013
We had a wonderful stay. The staff were helpful and friendly. The kids had a blast and so did the parents. We'll definately be back soon. Unfortunately we were there too soon in the season for the the blow up slide, just means we'll have to go back ;0) Thanks for a great Father's Day Weekend
Jun 17, 2013
The owner takes a lot of pride in his site and you can see it. The site is clean and well cared for and the staff, once again, are friendly and made the weekend enjoyable.
Jun 17, 2013
Jun 16, 2013
Beau camping..beaucoup d'activités! C'est dommage que lorsque l'on est à la piscine qu'il y ait des odeurs quand on vide les roulottes à la sortie ;(
Jun 15, 2013
I liked this campground when I stayed here last year. However, I liked it even BETTER this time. The staff tries hard to please, and I've found that they solve a lot of little problems. They're great, kind, friendly people.
Jun 14, 2013
Excellent hardworking folks, very clean facilities. Kids had a blast.
Jun 12, 2013
L'accueil est incroyable. Nous sommes toujours accueillis avec un sourire et notre check-in se fait sans problème! Nos enfants adorent toutes les activités. En plus, c'est tranquille car toutes les activités se tiennent loin des terrains.
Jun 12, 2013
Great fun even if weather wasn't great. Looking forward to returning soon I hope.
Jun 11, 2013
We've been coming to this KOA for about 14 years now. Used to have the kids with us. Now that they've grown up we enjoy watching the other families and pine for grandkids so we can introduce them to camping.
Jun 11, 2013
Thanks to Irene,Brian, Dan and Karen. They are wonderful people and we hated to leave. Had grandsons with us and they had a great time. Campground is very tidy, other guests friendly. Way to go Cardinal - George and I will be back. Thanks again for a wonderful weekend in spite of the rain.
Jun 11, 2013
Friendly staff, clean facilities and lots for our grandchildren to do, they love it there!
Jun 11, 2013
wet weekend lots of flooding
Jun 11, 2013
We had a family reunion and because of the rain they called one in our group to cancel so that they could moved some people that were there to other campsite. I think that they could have called other instead of breaking up our family reunion. Also the owner seem always mad maybe he could smile a bit.The site were nice and other people also nice. Maybe will be back.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

As a courtesy to our campers anyone that booked a site that was flooding was contacted and given a full refund of their deposit so they would not have an unpleasant weekend. Campers were given the option to come or not, the decision was theirs not to.
Jun 10, 2013
Always a great time at the Cardinal KOA!
Jun 10, 2013
We had a great time and can't wait to go back! Your facilities are exceptionally clean and your staff, super friendly! KOA Cardinal offers the most amazing activities for kids! Keep up the great work!
Jun 10, 2013
The hosts at this KOA are among the most welcoming and go out of there way to ensure your stay is as pleasant and memorable as possible. I will be back !
Jun 10, 2013
Jun 10, 2013
Really impressed with the cleanliness of the park the friendly staff as well as the amenities at this park. Would definitley stay here again.
Jun 10, 2013
Jun 10, 2013
Despite the rain we had a great time. Swam in the warm pool, jumped our brains out on the jumping pillow, got a round of mini putt in. The events were wonderful, had icecream at the social, garage sale and hayride. There was so much to do with do with the kids. Only sad that most of the summer was already booked!
Jun 10, 2013
Jun 10, 2013
service very friendly and helpful. cleanliness was first rate. pull through site E2 could have been little wider. perfect camp site for young families. thank you
Jun 10, 2013
Can not say enough about our hosts at Cardinal KOA. All staff friendly and helpful. Made every effort to ensure that us rookie campers were well taken care of. Kids thoroughly enjoyed it. Will definitely go back.
Jun 10, 2013
Jun 08, 2013
Jun 08, 2013
wonderful time as usual
Jun 08, 2013
We love all the trees which give shade and a feeling of privacy. The campground is attractive and CLEAN, and we were impressed with the friendly service, lovely pool, mini golf, large lending library, recycling.
Jun 06, 2013
Jun 05, 2013
Great family campground! Lots of things to keep my 3 year old busy and entertained. She loved the play structure and the water park. Dog park is great feature as well. Gave our dog some time to stretch her legs off her leash. Only downfall is the "tent sites" are very small and open. You can walk out of your tent and be touching the tent trailer on the next site. Otherwise a great campground.
Jun 04, 2013
Jun 04, 2013
Jun 04, 2013
Jun 04, 2013
Kids had a great time. Lots for them to do with the jumping pillow, mini golf, pool, splash pad and awesome play structure. We love to come and enjoy all there is to offer!
Jun 04, 2013
park was clean and play area for kids GREAT! But as for the sewer service not impressed !Charging people who are guests to empty our tanks is not acceptable!Kingston KOA it's all inclusive. The branches r way to low for big 5 wheels.We r not coming back! You r only there for the money not for the campers!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

It is unfortunate that you feel that way. We are on a well & use holding tanks so we encourage our campers to conserve water. There are many free activities and facilities included in our pricing structure & we don't want to have to increase our base rates to include pumping, so only charge for use.
Jun 03, 2013
This was our 3rd stay and we continue to be very impressed with this campground. Washrooms are very clean, kids playground and bounce pillow are awesome. The only drawback on this stay was that our site had recently been worked on and had a lot of sand. We LOVE Cardinal KOA. Very family oriented.
Jun 03, 2013
Great KOA. We love coming here. The staff makes you feel like family. When we leave Cardinal/Ottawa South KOA every time my son asks when we are going back. Great place and very highly reccomended.
Jun 03, 2013
-clean (did not try the bathroom facilities) -great activities for kids -wish they had some sort of trails in woods but with everything there for the kids it's a fun place to go and relax
Jun 03, 2013
It was so much fun for my girls (7 &9 years). They couldn't take all activities in but they had a blast and are looking forward to returning. It's geared for families.
Jun 03, 2013
Awesome place for kids. Campground is immaculate, great staff and amenities.
Jun 03, 2013
Jun 03, 2013
cardinal koa is a great camp site with lots going on for the kids :)))))) went last weekend and going back this weekend !
Jun 03, 2013
Équipe et service incroyable!
Jun 03, 2013
The Cardinal KOA was such a great find! Only 50 minutes from Ottawa, with so many great amenities and activities for kids. The staff were very friendly and accommodating.
Jun 03, 2013
Jun 03, 2013
WoW! We had a wonderful stay at Cardinal KOA. The kids had a blast, met new friends and tired themselves out in the pool, bouncing pillow and in the pirate ship playstructure. Staff was helpful allowing us to change to another site (less mosquitos!), and helping reduce Sunday morning traffic at the dump station. We will definitely be back!
Jun 02, 2013
We love KOA's, but this is the first time that cost was so high. Be aware that there is no sewers on sites and dumping costs 11 dollars everytime, they did not tell us this at check in and we were told after that it was in small print on our reservation. Campsites and campgroud are nice, nice park, but they seem to be money grabers, common its 20 dollars for an adult visitor and 15 for a child.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Unfortunately we do not have sewers on site. Our website and the KOA directory both clearly indicate this and it is also included on the reservation confirmation that each camper receives.
May 29, 2013
I found it very expensive to empty my trailer sewer tanks as well as the wood bundle. We try to buy the wood at the campgrounds for environment and to support but the price was outrageous.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Unfortunately we are on a holding tank (no sewers on site) and we must have the waste water trucked away. We encourage our campers to conserve water as much as possible.
May 28, 2013
Les gens à l'accueil sont très accueillant. Excellent service même si nous sommes arrivés en dehors des heures normales de bureau. Service en français apprécié.
May 28, 2013
May 28, 2013
To invite our friends ( family of four)for a day to show them how enjoyable camping is and expect them to pay $70! There shiuld be some way to reduce that cost when certain amenities are not being used. Our weekend the weather was too cold to use the pool, the inflatable slide was not open. To pay $70 to visit and not use anything would be a stretch! Other than that, my family enjoyed our week

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Visitors are able to participate in our free activities and use the facilities. Our visitor rates are prominently posted on the website and in our office. We are a small campground so we do not have additional capacity for visitors.

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