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 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.
May 21, 2013
A great campsite, that is popular with families and kids. Friendly staff makes us keep on going back. Clean washrooms. A new washroom has been added. Playground for the kids and a good pool, make it a great getaway.
May 21, 2013
May 21, 2013
May 21, 2013
Actually, come to think of it I may not recommend this wonderful place to others... so that we can keep this secret to ourselves!!! Absolutely loved our stay and I can see us going again and again and again!
May 21, 2013
We love KOA Cardinal!! We camp here often. Love the activities for the kids. We'll be back again soon!
May 21, 2013
We had a great time -the kids loved it. My only comment would be to have door mats inside the cabins for rainy days and to also have a broom and dust pan.
May 21, 2013
We loved our stay like always, we just had one thought that would make the campground a perfect 10...it would be lovely if they had a hot tub...we've stayed at other KOA's with hot tubs and pools and it is always lovely. We loved Cardinal and we will be back again very soon!
May 21, 2013
May 20, 2013
Always awesome! Cardinal is and always will be our favourite place to stay :)
May 18, 2013
I was camping with 5 families with children. Once the kids went to bed the adults sat around the fire talking and laughing...what camping is for. We were not being excessively loud but were told quiet time is 11:00. A gentleman that worked there continued to circle our site and complain to us. This happened both nights and resulted in us feeling harassed. It really took the fun out of it.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We are a family campground & have a strictly enforced quiet time of 11:00pm to 8:00am. This is posted on our website and guests are reminded of this when they register. Other guests expect us to enforce the rules so they can enjoy their stay too.
May 17, 2013
May 16, 2013
Notre séjour chez vous est toujours très agréable. Le personnel est toujours souriant et aimable. Très belle et bonne fin de semaine. Nous retournerons vous visiter avec plaisir.
May 16, 2013
May 15, 2013
May 14, 2013
May 14, 2013
Love the leave your trailer program for $3 a night. Karen was very accommodating. Thanks so much!
May 14, 2013
May 14, 2013
Always a Great time at your campsite. Everyone is so friendly. Anxious to see you again in July.
May 14, 2013
May 14, 2013

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