Cardinal / Ottawa South KOA Canada

Open April 28 - October 16

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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Check-in: 1:00 pm, Check-out: 12:00 pm

Accommodations

Check-in: 2:00 pm, Check-out: 11:00 am

Camper Rating 4.5 out of 5

Based on 1000 Reviews

Campground Reviews

Jul 25, 2017
Only downside was that my daughter was only a half inch too short to go on the water slide...is half an inch really going to make a difference?
Jul 25, 2017
Campground was excellent. It would be nice if there was a shuttle to down town Ottawa from the campground as the parking in Ottawa is dismal.
Jul 25, 2017
Only stayed one night while travelling. Well run Park but we really did not use all the facilities
Jul 25, 2017
Included me in Xmas in July dinner. Very friendly staff. Only a one night stay.
Jul 25, 2017
Was very nervous about going here after reading the reviews about other people's experiences but they are just that,other people's experiences and not my own so we took a chance. The campgrounds are really well kept. The pirate ship climber is amazing, the little covered play area is very nice but often dirty from kids running from one area to the next. A suggestion would be to add a padded or eve
Jul 25, 2017
The staff work really hard and there were many things to do at Cardinal Koa!
Jul 25, 2017
Lots for the kids to do, the grounds & washrooms were very clean. The pool could have used a better cleaning as there was a lot of hair floating around. The Staff were very friendly!! We've already booked for a weekend in August.
Jul 24, 2017
We had a fantastic time there. So much to do for our 3 year old, and my husband and I spent hours on the jumping pillows as well! Downsides are: The pool was was extremely cloudy. Power outage. Cost of wood- We stayed one night and had to get 2 bundles of wood. We will definitely be going back in September!
Jul 24, 2017
We alway emjoy our stay, kids love it
Jul 24, 2017
Jul 24, 2017
Great place for family. Kids had a blast!
Jul 24, 2017
Amazing park. Management are stickers for the rules. Park is beautiful but further away from Ottawa attractions then is convenient.
Jul 24, 2017
We had a great time but a suggestion would be to have a rate with all activities included. It was a hassle always running back for money and or having to say no to the kids. Other than that we had a great time.
Jul 24, 2017
Great campground! Lovely activities for the kids, nicr sites and awesome employees!
Jul 24, 2017
Jul 24, 2017
Love camping here
Jul 24, 2017
We had a great weekend! There were many Christmas in July activities planned over the weekend. We had a blast! Thanks!
Jul 24, 2017
We had another great weekend!
Jul 24, 2017
Jul 23, 2017
Jul 23, 2017
Kids had a great time, very clean and perfect spot for my pups.
Jul 22, 2017
Amenities were great for kids! Not happy that we were not told upon check in that we would have to change sites on our 4th night of stay for 1 night. Was very inconvenient.
Jul 22, 2017
Great place to stay! The kids had lots to do and there were different activities everyday for them. I love that the pool is shallow for the kids to be able to play and swim without worrying about a deep end. The ground were well kept, washrooms and showers very clean. And all the staff were great! We will definitely stay here again!
Jul 22, 2017
Awesome
Jul 22, 2017
Overall the cabin and everything was great, but I had a bad experience with one of the employees. They scolded me/my son for him having an accident outside the play structure. Honestly will most likely not return due to this. I'm not happy with employees who do not understand that kids will be kids. Thanks for the nice cabin though.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

The scolding was not about your son having an accident (although he did pee right all over the entrance to the play structure) this was about your son showing his private parts to the other children because one of them made him mad. The other kids knew enough to advise an adult as to what was happening. This is not acceptable behavior for a children's playground.
Jul 22, 2017
Enjoyed our stay. We had lots of fun. However wish they had more activites for the kids. They had a movie night planned but got canceled and a session of bingo for kids to replace it but only 30 mins long.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We apologize for the last minute change in the schedule. Daniel fractured a bone in his leg and cannot stand on it. As a result he could not set up or take down the movie equipment so we had to change to the schedule. We apologize for the inconvenience this caused but we did not predict that he would break his leg.
Jul 21, 2017
Great campground but pool was murky and showers were poor
Jul 21, 2017
We found the stay a bit unfriendly. Not much smiles on the faces. the small structure (the one for youger kids) looked REALLY gross. there was a sign saying no footwear allowed but with that dirt i would never take the shoes off my child to go in there. a little water hosing with soap scrubs would go a long way for taking shoes off.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. The structure was definitely dirty from the kids walking in the mud and then going into the structure. Our staff have given the whole thing a once over with soap from top to bottom and it is looking much better. We will check this after every rainfall to make sure it does not get too muddy inside again.
Jul 20, 2017
This was our second year staying at KOA,Cardinal. As it was last year and this year, fantastic experience. Great staff always wanting to be of assistance to help and enhance our stay. Have already booked for next year. Our stay is longer stay after stay. Again thank you for all your support ensuring our stay is always a great one. See you next year. Jack Lindsay.
Jul 20, 2017
We rented a deluxe cabin and it was impeccable and well stocked. We had nothing but sunshine and there were many activities for the kids. We really enjoyed our stay @ Cardinal and plan on returning next year!!
Jul 20, 2017
Jul 20, 2017
Poolwas very cloudy. Other then that great time!
Jul 20, 2017
It was really nice, liked that there were linens and towels which is not in every KOA cabins. Free movies, the pizza and chip wagon are really nice to have as well so we don't have to cook all the time. A spa for adults would be a nice plus.
Jul 20, 2017
Enjoyed our stay. Very clean and nice and quiet. grandkids loved it too.
Jul 19, 2017
Kids had an absolute blast. Very clean campsite and facilities. Staff very helpful and friendly.
Jul 19, 2017
We had a fabulous 4 night getaway! The playgrounds, splash pad , pool, themed hayrides and other fun activities were fantastic for our family! We will definitely return!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

So glad you had a great time. We look forward to having you back again, hopefully soon!
Jul 18, 2017
I absolutely love this campground. It's clean and there are many activities for the children. The staff go above and beyond to make sure you have the best stay. My only recommendation is that they install a second sink to wash dishes near the back washroom, it would make the experience even better for those who need it and lower weight times to wash dishes on busy weekends!
Jul 18, 2017
We had a great time but pool water was little cold for little ones.
Jul 18, 2017
As always a great stay at Cardinal KOA!
Jul 18, 2017
Jul 18, 2017
Short and wet! But we will certainly be back! Thank you!
Jul 18, 2017
the lots are very poorly drained. The worst is the owner, when he told a customer who was in line in front of me for ice cream, when asked if he had his bracelet, the customer said yes, unfortunately.(hinting that they are inconvenient to wear). The owner bluntly told him "Well maybe you should not come back here anymore" then paused and said "seriously, it would be a good thing" I'm not back.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Unfortunately you were not aware of the other times that we have had difficulties with this same customer and his family, who have been very rude with our staff and uncooperative with the rules. There are two sides to every story and both sides should be considered before you pass judgement.
Jul 18, 2017
Too expensive with all the extra additional fees, too expensive for visitors to come for a few hours, fields too flooded as soon as it rains so limits kids play space, very very muddy

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We do set a high price for our visitors as we usually fully booked on the weekends and adding visitors puts a strain on the facilities. So we price to discourage visitors, especially on the weekends, so the campers who have paid to camp have access to what they paid for.
Jul 18, 2017
Nothing to special, lots of stuff cramed together for the kids to do.. pool was dirty/cloudy... sign of dead Algie and at times over populated/ worried about safety .. wood was very over priced almost $10 buck for 7-8 piece of birch that smolders. The weekend we stayed 1/2 the park was underwater .. clean restrooms, staff/kids are friendly.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Apologies for the pool color, we had a huge storm on Friday, July 7 that took out the power for 7 hours, that shut down the circulating pumps, that caught our wood burning heater on fire, that melted the plastic pool pipes, that caused the filter to conch out. Daniel struggled each day for more than a week to get all repair. We did test water daily to ensure safety. Pool is crystal clear again.
Jul 17, 2017
Love it there, kids never want to leave.
Jul 17, 2017
As always, a lovely spot with lovely people who clearly want your vacation to be great. Kids love this place, so much fun and relaxation combined.
Jul 17, 2017
First time at this KOA with multiple families and had a blast! kids loved the facility and all the activities,asked when going back. Staff was fantastic. The only thing I think needs improving is the pool was very murky to the point where kids could not be seen under water and could be dangerous when others are jumping in & for keeping an eye on little swimmers.
Jul 17, 2017
Excellent amenities and cabins. Nice quiet campground in the evenings. Lots for kids to do.
Jul 17, 2017
Great for kids
Jul 17, 2017
We had a wonderful time. Staff helpful, friendly, courteous. facilities excellent
 

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