Cardinal / Ottawa South KOA Canada

Open May 1 - October 18

Reserve: 800-562-3643

Info: 613-657-4536

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609 Pittston Road

RR # 1

Cardinal, ON K0E 1E0 Canada

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Camper Rating 4.5 out of 5

Based on 1000 Reviews

Campground Reviews

Sep 08, 2015
fun
Sep 08, 2015
Excellent as usual. Clean, well organized, fantastic staff. Great fireworks display and roast beef pot luck dinner.
Sep 08, 2015
Great campground...lots of fun activities for kids. Really resent having to wear a bracelet all weekend to identify myself as a camper...seems like overkill.
Sep 08, 2015
Our First visit. We will return but not on a weekend. Too many kids. Great for the kids but not for retired couple. Recommend a railing be put on pool to help get in and out.
Sep 08, 2015
Great spot to bring your children
Sep 08, 2015
It was great!
Sep 08, 2015
The owner is rude and abusive to adults and kids alike. There should be way to have the man charged with verbal assault. Extremely disappointed.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Disappointment for us too! Your unruly group spoiled a lot of our campers' weekend. Starting to drink when you parked and didn't stop for 3 days. Music too loud, late night noise, profanity, cutting through occupied sites, kids banned from store, garbage all over, aggressive with others, NO concept!
Sep 08, 2015
Amazing campground. We will be back. Dan is the hardest working man I've seen! He keeps the place looking great!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you so much for your comments, it is rewarding to know that people notice the hard work that goes into running the campground. We try our very best to ensure everyone has a great experience and that things are clean and safe. See you again soon!
Sep 08, 2015
Overall we enjoyed our stay. The park was well organized and we hd a nice site. However,I don't know if we would come back based on the fact that the koa breed discriminates against dogs. On your site it should state no rottweilers. I'm glad we left ours home for a break. I would of been upset if we drove 3 hours to be turned away. I take pride in my well behaved rottweilers

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

The website does say no Rottweilers. We love dogs & have a wonderful off leash park for both big & small dogs. Unfortunately certain breeds have been branded as aggressive due to their history and not their individual natures. We have to abide by the rules set out for us under our insurance & KOA.
Sep 07, 2015
It's always fun and a pleasure to be among friends. Love it. Thanks!
Sep 07, 2015
Sep 07, 2015
Very clean park and lots for our 5 year old son to do. We had a bit of an issue the one night when 6 adults were sitting around the fire and Dan came by to remind us it was 11pm, I think it sometimes is just his approach, we felt like a bunch of kids getting in trouble. We weren't being loud but voices do travel when it is quiet and rules are rules. All is good and we plan to return next year!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you so much for understanding about the quiet time rules. When guests are sitting outside chatting they sometimes loose track of the time so a gentle reminder at 11 helps to make people aware of the hour. It is always meant respectfully. We look forward to your return, travel safely.
Sep 06, 2015
Sep 06, 2015
Sep 05, 2015
The stay was great. The rules at this campground are stricter than any other KOA park that I've been at. Other campers were saying the same thing. Let the kids be kids and have fun without staff telling them that they are not allowed to do that.
Sep 05, 2015
Awesome campground. Extremely clean and well managed by friendly and accommodating hosts and staff. Tons of activities. Superb family campground and still great for all ages.
Sep 05, 2015
Lovely campground! Clean and friendly.
Sep 05, 2015
Great features especially for kids. Friendly hosts that want to ensure your stay is enjoyable.
Sep 05, 2015
Male owner is aggressive and rude. We alway felt like we were being watched. Rules only apply to transiet campers, not seasonal. If you want to have fun, go someplace else. We followed all of the numerous rules, but it wasn't good enough.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Unfortunately we are not a party campground, we are a family campground and quiet hours apply to all of our campers regardless of who they are. After speaking with you many times and you not understanding what quiet hours mean, it is unfortunate you challenged the owner. Rules are for all.
Sep 05, 2015
Beautiful park. Extremely rude owner

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Noise issues again! Sorry we don't bend our rules for the few people that can't abide by them. All the other campers seemed to be able to figure out what quiet time means and when it starts. We love our campers but we also expect them to respect the other guests by abiding by the rules.
Sep 05, 2015
Always a great camp site. Great for younger families. Very friendly.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad you enjoyed it, we look forward to having you back. Travel safely!
Sep 02, 2015
We had a great stay, staff were outstanding, washrooms were spotless and facilities well maintained. The deluxe tent site with sand base was great, much nicer than the hard ground and made setup much easier. It's a wonderful spot for kids, so much to do there is no way they could ever be bored. We would stay here again without hesitation, our 4 year old son has been asking to go back since we left
Sep 02, 2015
Hayride is usually great and relaxing, but not when thrown marchmallows with small rocks from other sites and kids running after the hayride. Very dangerous to get someone hurt and not relaxing!
Sep 02, 2015
Beaucoup d'activités pour les enfants...propriétaire qui parle français...propre...MERCI!
Sep 02, 2015
This was our 4th stay...our boys adore this place (both autistic) their needs are met and exceeded with what this KOA has to offer. The owners and staff are empathetic and very friendly. Will make this a yearly stay for sure. Thank you!
Sep 01, 2015
Campground very clean and neat. Only downfall was the lack of privacy at the sites, i.e., few trees. Lyn
Aug 31, 2015
The campgrounds are very clean, well maintained , well equipped and the staff and owners care. Great job!
Aug 31, 2015
Aug 31, 2015
We really enjoyed the variety of the activities for the kids and how well organized the activities were. The cabin was very clean and the staff were friendly.
Aug 31, 2015
What an amazing campground! So many activities to keep us busy every minute of every day. The staff there are so hard working. Thanks for a great stay. My favorite was the tractor ride where the campers were throwing marshmallows into our hands! Thank you!
Aug 31, 2015
This is an excellent campground for families. My kids had a great time and we did too. We will definitely be coming back again next year.
Aug 31, 2015
Awesome hosts, great facilities and activities. Our family loved the weekend and can't wait to go back!
Aug 31, 2015
great spot, clean and quiet. the kids had so much to do! we will see you again soon!
Aug 31, 2015
As always we experienced an exceptional stay at this KOA. The staff were so friendly and helpful and very energetic. Bathrooms were spotless and the grounds were so clean! We will be going back soon!
Aug 31, 2015
Always feel welcome when we stay here. This weekend's Rib Cookoff was great!
Aug 31, 2015
Aug 31, 2015
My family and I was very impressed with our entire experience. The activities for the kids were amazing! The only thing is that during the sleigh ride kids were in their bikes wipping marshmallows at us. This was very concerning for us as my 18 months old and 6 yr would have been seriously hurt. The only other thing was we were woken up twice throughout the night by an RV that was running.
Aug 31, 2015
We had a great time. Lots to do with the kids.
Aug 31, 2015
The kids had a ball. So much to do. We'll definitely come back.
Aug 31, 2015
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Such a friendly atmosphere and well organized activities! Looking forward to going back in October for the Spooktacular event!
Aug 31, 2015
Aug 31, 2015
enjoyed our stay, but certainly tested our pocket book. Over $65 night and still had to pay for the extras. Would recommend an "all inclusive" price. Thanks for a nice time. The kids loved it
Aug 31, 2015
excellent place for kids !!
Aug 31, 2015
Beau coups d'activités pour les enfants et très propre
Aug 31, 2015
The site is VERY well kept. LOTS for kids to do. The small details such as cash back service, delivery of wood to the site made it great. A small army of emoyees tackled the bathrooms and showers to keep them VERY clean.
Aug 31, 2015
Had some trouble at the playground with some 10-12 yr old bullies. Sorted it out with them without going to office. Again dogs barking! Everything else was very well done. Maybe I could park in a more quiet spot next time which would make my stay more enjoyable as it was a busy weekend and I was late booking. My fault.
Aug 31, 2015
Nice grounds, great installations,clean, love the dog playground, we had the deluxe site because it was the last spot available, enjoyed the swing,patio set and ciment pad.One thing I found exaggerated is that they charge you for the pump out at your site even thought you pay 76$ a night for a 2 service site because they don't have any 3 service site on the campground,and only 1 dumping station!
Aug 31, 2015
great camp ground, but I would suggest to plant a cedar hedge along the fence by T01 and T02 and T03, to give some more privacy and a sound barrier for those camp-sites from the party tent and water slide

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

That is a great idea, thank you so much for suggesting it. Perhaps not cedar as it attracts the mosquitos but we will look at what else can be done to give a little more privacy to these sites, appreciated.
Aug 30, 2015
Very friendly staff, very clean overall and great facilities for the kids.
Aug 30, 2015
KOA Cardinal is a very nice place. From the first day of our camping we were able to see clearly how Dan and Karen take care of people at the camp so that people would enjoy every minute they spend in the camp. Thank you Dan and Karen.
 

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