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

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.
May 27, 2013
May 27, 2013
May 27, 2013
despite the weather we had a great time as always!
May 27, 2013
Expansive, trailers are too close to each other, early check out, sites too small, all open view. Fire pits too close to trailers. Clean and fun. Nice tall trees but no bushes.
May 27, 2013
Despite the weather being very cold, the kids in our family still had a great time. The playground area is one of the best for kids I've been to. Firewood was on the expensive side but was more noticeable due to having to use more to keep warm. Great place to stay.
May 27, 2013
Fantastic staff and the park has lots of things to keep out children happy and busy.... we stayed on a very crappy cold/wet weekend yet that didnt't put a damper on our visit.... before leaving we pre-booked another visit. LOVE IT !!!!
May 27, 2013
My Grandaughter was busy every moment. We'll be back.
May 26, 2013
Staff is very, very friendly. Campground very clean.
May 26, 2013
May 26, 2013
Had a great time. really would like to see some sites with full hook up eventually

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Due to strict Ontario Ministry of Environment regulations we are unable to install sewers on the sites.
May 24, 2013
Fun atmosphere, efficient in/out. Clean. Great hosts.
May 23, 2013
we have been going to the Cardinal KOA for many years and are always impressed at the improvements and cleanliness. Every year there is something new for the kids...a inflatable slide, new play structure, mini golf.....excellent. I also appreciate that the owners are dilligent at keeping quiet hours. The staff went the extra mile on our last visit, helping us find a vet for our sick dog..thanks!
May 23, 2013
The cabin was amazing. Everything we needed was there. It was extremely clean too!
May 22, 2013
This is our favorite KOA
May 21, 2013
May 21, 2013
May 21, 2013
May 21, 2013
My husband and I have been going to cardinal for a few years now. We really enjoy the park especially now that we have children. We stayed in a T site this past weekend. I don't realize how dirty it was going to be prior to going. I should have looked into that before booking. The only negative would be that the Wi Fi does not work. It is advertised as part of your stay but isn't working.

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