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

Jul 12, 2015
This was our third year here. We were extremely happy. The owners and staff are super accomodating and friendly. Very peaceful and fun. Immaculate and totally complete. We will be back for sure. ;-)
Jul 11, 2015
I will never get tired of staying here. The campground is clean, owner Karen is incredibly friendly and her husband and son are super helpful. I so appreciate that quiet hours and other rules are enforced - it's a huge part of what makes camping here so pleasant. That, and Dan's pizza.
Jul 10, 2015
Friendly staff and clean facilities. Great for the kids !
Jul 09, 2015
Jul 09, 2015
Jul 09, 2015
We have been going to the Cardinal KOA for the past 5 years. We usually reserve between 10 & 15 sites, including, cabins, cottages, pull-thru and tent sites. We have enjoyed ourselves each year until this past weekend. The manner in which we were treated by the co-owner was disrespectful and due to this treatment, it will be our last visit.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We are sorry you feel that way, however your group was disrespectful of our rules assuming they did not apply to you. This ruined the camping experience for the other campers around you that had to listen to you into the wee hours of the morning. Learning good camping etiquette is very important.
Jul 08, 2015
Great Time and lots to do for kids. i would love to see some sites with sewer service added! We will definitely return!
Jul 08, 2015
Our grandchildres love it. They made friends this last weekend. It was our second year and there will be a third. Their friends have already booked for next year. We will do it soon. The kids did not want to leave their friends 9 and 6. We loved our stay. It is very clean and friendly.
Jul 08, 2015
kabin was very clean and comfortable, a/c was a bonus with the heat we had! Pool was very clean. The only thing, don't believe the online reservation, it was telling me everything was booked (tent and trailer site) and pushed me to book a kabin. When I got there on Sunday, lots of trailer sites where available during my stay. I was told I should call instead...
Jul 07, 2015
Jul 07, 2015
WOW, quel beau terrain de camping. Les enfants ont eu beaucoup de plaiir. Toutes les installations sont propres.
Jul 07, 2015
Jul 07, 2015
kids had a blast!
Jul 07, 2015
It was a good stay. We will be back
Jul 07, 2015
Close to Ottawa with lots for the kids to do. Very clean but a little small and can feel crowded. Great KOA
Jul 06, 2015
Lots for the kids to do and the facilities are clean. Organized games are not very organized though. Oh and the water slide started to deflate and collapse to the side. Thankful for other campers to come and pull the ropes and we evacuated down the slide as quickly as we could with the air coming out it was hard to get to the slide. Scary! No kids allowed on the slide the rest of the visit.
Jul 06, 2015
This KOA is a child's dream come true. So many activities available for the whole family to enjoy together. We have rented a lodge several times now and are always so impressed with the cleanliness and how well stocked it is. I recommend this KOA all the time.
Jul 06, 2015
Washrooms are very clean and park is well maintained. Lots of planned activities and things to do for the kids. Great trip.
Jul 06, 2015
Très très bo camping pour les enfants
Jul 06, 2015
Really clean perfect for young kids!
Jul 06, 2015
A big thank-you to all the staff as they worked non stop to ensure everyone had an amazing experience!
Jul 06, 2015
Great campground! Everything was great, I are hoping to go back next year.
Jul 06, 2015
We enjoyed our stay immensly Very friendly staff Well organize activities Very clean cabins Lots of activities to keep children busy My grand-daughter and her friend did not want to leave We will be back :) Lots to do
Jul 06, 2015
Camp grounds are well maintained. Facilities are kept clean and the hosts are very nice
Jul 06, 2015
Clean, fun, family place to be. They were able to accommodate our requests to be sited next to friends on two separate visits. Their new pizza spot makes great pies rivalling the big city equivalents. Full service tank dumping as you leave on Sunday is an extra special touch!
Jul 06, 2015
Jul 06, 2015
We stayed in the Cabins with 1/2 bath. It was a wonderful stay for our family. Karen and Pierre were lovely people and great hosts. The only reason I won't give it a 5 is due to the lack of consistent wi-fi and that the holding tank dump is right beside the pool area(a bit stinky).
Jul 06, 2015
It was great!! The kids loved it!!
Jul 06, 2015
Jul 06, 2015
We loved our stay. The only concern we had was the amount of people in the pool and the rough housing that went one. We had to leave the pool as we have two young kids and they were being knocked around and jumped on top of by a big group of people playing pool games. It was dissappointing as this was initiated by the KOA staff. They need to keep in mind that the pool is for all patrons.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you so much for joining us. Once a year we have a Wet & Wacky weekend. From the hours of 3:30pm to 4:30pm we did host pool games and a water gun fight as part of our themed events. This activity was on the schedule that you received when you checked in. So sorry you were not aware of it.
Jul 06, 2015
-Well maintained and clean -Lots to do for kids and families -Cabins are perfectly laid out -Would be great to have coffee counter...and a way for you guys to make extra $! -Did NOT like the water gun afternoon in the pool! Gave opportunity for older kids to be too aggressive in pool.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you so much for staying with us, we appreciate your business. Once a year we have a Wet & Wacky weekend. During the hours of 3:30pm to 4:30pm we did host games in our pool and a water gun fight as part of the weekend theme. This event was on the activity schedule, so sorry you were unaware.
Jul 06, 2015
Was an ok visit. Definitely for the Younger children. My 13 year old was bored. We were surprised by how much everything cost extra.And everything is right in front of you.$3 for the 4 wheel bikes.$5 for the water slide.etc Your kids will be all over you. Nothing included in your stay for almost 65/night we would have expected more. Facilities were clean and staff are friendly. Pool is overcrowded

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We do have things for teenagers to do,especially if their parents join them. We have volleyball, soccer, baseball, ladder golf, mini putt, our big bouncer, pool, splash pad, chess, board games and books. We also had planned activities -crafts, bingo, ice cream social, hayride and a movie. No arcade!
Jul 06, 2015
We've been going to this location for over 5 years as our home base and used to love the location but the rudeness of the owner has forced us and our group of 20 friends (plus kids) to find a different venue. Having Dan treat us like a bunch of 20 year olds when we are all over 40 is brutal and uncalled for! Prices are also not inline with services we receive. Too bad - we used to love this camp.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

So unfortunate that you feel that you should not have to abid by the rules and can be disrespectful of other campers. A a small group compared to the other 125 other sites that were trying to quietly enjoy their stay. There are many campgrounds that let people party, we are not that kind of place
Jul 06, 2015
Pool is way too crowded!!! "ADULT ONLY" daily swim time is needed. ie 2-3 pm daily. Male owner's disposition is confrontational.Won't be returning, neither will the other 6 families we go with. We have not experienced this type of behaviour at any of the many KOA's that we've stayed at throughout Canada.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Unfortunately your group was extremely disrespectful of our rules, thinking they did not apply to any of you. Being in a group does not entitle you to preferential treatment. You should be apologizing to those who you keep up half the night with your lack of respect for their quiet enjoyment.
Jul 05, 2015
Jul 04, 2015
Great hosts, wonderful facilities for families.
Jul 04, 2015
We rented a cabin for 2 nights but wish we had booked more nights. Lots of fun for the kids, bouncy pillows, playground and pool looked brand new and were right in our backyard! We will definitely be back next summer.
Jul 04, 2015
Drove a long way (4hrs) to have the owner harass us from 10:00pm on even with no music on. 4 adults with children sitting and talking by the fire and he came along 5 times a night to say we were talking to loud. Other than the quiet police it was a great park. Lots of stuff for the kids.
Jul 03, 2015
We lived this campground! There were more amenities than we have ever seen. Thank you for the movie nights and wagon rides and the heated pool! Staff were so friendly and helpful!
Jul 02, 2015
Great family campground.
Jul 02, 2015
We loved our stay at KOA and will definitely go back again.
Jul 02, 2015
We were VERY please with our visit to Cardinal KOA. The owners and staff were great to deal with and the park was very clean. We will be going back year after year and hopefully more.
Jul 02, 2015
We had a great time. The cottages are always clean and so are the grounds. The activities for the kids are fun. We rent a cottage every summer. It is fun for the kids and relaxing for the parents. Thank you for the great services offered.
Jul 02, 2015
Jul 02, 2015
This was our first time camping with our grandchildren (2 3-year olds). They had a wonderful time and can't wait camp with Nana and Poppa again! We will be back!
Jul 02, 2015
This campground was very clean! The staff were very friendly and very helpful. The only thing that was a little concerning was the lack of supervision by parents of the campground when their children where on the climbers and the bouncy pillows.
Jul 01, 2015
Dan and his family are fantastic hosts and work very hard! We absolutely love this KOA and kids start looking forward to camping in March although we don't go until June. There is so much to do and so many laughs to be had. Always one of our favourite places to make memories.
Jul 01, 2015
Like usual very clean Camping ground.Staff very helpful and kind.
Jul 01, 2015
Lots to do for kids! Over all nice KOA and very clean through out facilities and park!
Jun 30, 2015
Stay was great have been going there for the past few years. Kids love it there!

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