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

Sep 03, 2013
Absolutely WONDERFUL Labour Day Weekend at Cardinal KOA. Ice cream, Fireworks Display, Pot Luck Supper: what more can you ask for. Great clean facilities, lots of activities and fantastic staff.
Sep 03, 2013
Super Clean campground in every way ! Kids had fun !
Sep 01, 2013
I love the Cardinal KOA they have tons of things to keep our young boys entertained. the facilities are always clean and the folks who own and operate and staff are always smiling and happy to help you we have been going to this Koa for 3 years and will plan to go next year again. this year we went and had friends join us we had about 20 people camping next to each other
Sep 01, 2013
bracelets are very annoying.pool was great for kids
Aug 31, 2013
The staff/owners are really friendly. It is well kept. Very quiet. Great pool, water features and jump pillow. Good organized activities. Having no sewer hookup was disappointing. However they are very accommodating with the pump out services. And it is a little far off the highway,
Aug 31, 2013
Aug 31, 2013
This is THE campgrounf for us. The kids had a blast, we were able to relax and the service was amazing.
Aug 31, 2013
Great campground! Excellent for kids, park and pool are superb. Snack bar and water slide are closed during the week though, and we did not see this posted when booking online. WOuld have been helpful to know.
Aug 30, 2013
Aug 29, 2013
On this stay I was camping with my niece and family, we shared two sites for 5 days. Her kids enjoyed it so much, day wanted to stay longer. It's a great camping ground for family. Thanks again to the staff for another great week for me, I will return.
Aug 29, 2013
Everything was so well organized , for both children and parents. The grounds were wonderful and clean. The staff was a delight, helpful and always smiling !! I would not hesitate for a moment to recommend Cardinal KOA to all.
Aug 29, 2013
Was great accommodations. So very clean and the bedding was great as well. The entire campground was very tidy and the pool and area super clean. Bathrooms also nice and clean. Office staff were terrific and very helpful. Had fun with family at hay ride, ice-cream event and lots of swimming. Movie was a bit too late for little ones but appreciated having it available. Nice to have DVD movies
Aug 29, 2013
Par contre, un peu spécial de porter un bracelet pour être identifié comme visiteur et cela durant tout le séjour.
Aug 28, 2013
Stayed in a cabin with 2 kids: 4 and 1.5. Made for an extremely care-free and fun camping trip. We got to enjoy all the classic camp activities (fires, swimming, etc.) without some of the hassles that can be hard with young kids around. The site also had a great number of activities for the kids to do. Its rare we can keep our 4 year old entertained so easily all day long!
Aug 28, 2013
Aug 27, 2013
My family had an amazing time at the Cardinal KOA. All the activities that they have blew our minds away and kept the kids entertained the whole weekend..The only negative feedback is that I am so sore and tired from jumping non stop on that darn air pillow. We are already looking at booking for next year also.
Aug 27, 2013
Our kids LOVED this park!! The kids activities and play areas are great. The staff is very friendly and always keeping everyone busy with activities. We are looking forward to making this a yearly camping trip, even with the 4 hour drive it was worth it!! :)
Aug 27, 2013
My Family would to take this opportunity to thank the Cardinal KOA for an amazing adventure. You go above and beyond to meet your campers needs and have a very friendly staff that make your stay very enjoyable. We definately will be returning in the future and will be telling our friends about our stay. Thank you again The Hutchins Family
Aug 27, 2013
Aug 27, 2013
Aug 27, 2013
Not overly impressed with the whole experience. Camping is much better with a beach!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Unfortunately it's hard to have a beach when we are in the middle of Ontario farmland. Better research prior to booking would help to ensure where you are going suits your camping style.
Aug 26, 2013
Amazing stay! Great staff! We loved the activities! We are 100% returning next year and extending our stay. Very clean bathrooms.
Aug 26, 2013
Amazing for families with kids!! So many fun activities!! It's our kids favorite campround!! Fun time for children means peace for parents :)
Aug 26, 2013
Aug 26, 2013
Aug 26, 2013
Aug 26, 2013
Lots of things for the kids to do. Great place to stay. Very friendly staff. Cleanest KOA I've ever been to.
Aug 26, 2013
We stayed in the tent cabins and stayed there last year as well. We really enjoyed ourselves. It was a great "camping" experience!
Aug 26, 2013
Aug 26, 2013
Tout d'abord le négatif: J'aurais donné 5 étoiles si...Le camping devrait offrir le service de vidage de l'eau grise gratuitement a chaque 2 jours pour ceux qui y reste plus longtemps que la fin de semaine. Puis le positif: Beau petit camping très propre plein de belles activitées pour les enfants. Beaucoup de structures de jeux et de parcs pour les enfants et une piscine assez bien chauffé.
Aug 26, 2013
This is the first time we stayed for longer than a weekend and we enjoyed it. We will be back again for next year's camping season.
Aug 26, 2013
great place came last year and this year worth the ride!! the kids had a blast and the adult had an amazing time!
Aug 26, 2013
Love the KOA Cardinal the staff are the best, thanks Daniel, Karen, Irene & Brian and Phil too!
Aug 26, 2013
Great fun for the whole family. We loved it so much that we booked for next year while we were there. Not taking a chance of missing out next year.
Aug 26, 2013
Aug 26, 2013
Amazing and organized ion every way.
Aug 26, 2013
Aug 26, 2013
Aug 26, 2013
Great, ( Ideal for our grandchildren)
Aug 26, 2013
Le seul problème c'est que tu peux pas mettre une tente sur un site si tu as une roulotte. Mais les visiteurs paie 25$ chacun pour passer la journée et dormir. Le propriétaire nous a averti de enlever la tente. Nous étions plusieurs pour la fin semaine. Je veut félicité les emplois pour la propreté.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Our top four rules we ask everyone to abide by: 1) quiet hours 11pm to 8am 2)do not tie anything to the trees 3) one camping unit and one vehicle per site 4) reduce re-use & recycle. You had a trailer, tent and tree tent up, go figure.
Aug 26, 2013
Camp ground is wonderfull for children however the interaction with the owner Dan was rude and belittling over a rule of the no clothes line on the tree. It's very apparent that rules only apply to non seasonal guest.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Our four most important rules are read to every camper when they register regardless of how many times they are here: 1) quiet hours 11pm-8am, 2) don't tie anything to the trees 3) one camping unit and vehicle per site 4)reduce, reuse and recycle. Our Seasonals have an 8 page contract, no comparison
Aug 25, 2013
Arriving at about 10 pm, there were no lights on in the entrance area, no sign saying what to do if you arrived late, no sensor system to tell the owner that someone was there. We called from our cell phone but got an answering maching saying to leave a message. We were not showed to a spot - drove into the given spot the wrong direction.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

The owners' trailer faces the driveway. As a result whenever campers arrive after the office is closed we see them enter and meet them at the gate. You were greeted and directed to your site, unfortunately in your haste to get to your spot you may not have fully understood the driving instructions.
Aug 23, 2013
Aug 23, 2013
We had a wonderful stay with your campground and booked another two weeks already for 2014. Our son Kalem who is Autistic had every need met PLUS SOME! it was perfect (other then no coffee made in late afternoons) everything else was wonderful. Thank you for such a great experience for our boys. The Payments.
Aug 23, 2013
Aug 23, 2013
This was my first time camping with 3 children and a tent. Glad that this camp was recommended to us. Staff were friendly and informative. Activities were well received by all children. Great Job and definiately would recommend to friends and family with children.
Aug 23, 2013
Aug 22, 2013
What an incredible family camp ground. Lots to do. Children happy. Staff incredibly kind and helpful. We travelled 584 km to go to this specific one because we heard such great things! Charmaine Graham
Aug 22, 2013
This was our first time at a KOA but will not be our last. The whole family loved it. Thanks!
Aug 22, 2013
Ratings would have higher as it is a great campground. Unfortunately, the owner treats it as a concentration camp. Instead of smiling and making sure everyone is enjoying themselves, he is constantly searching for violations. I realize this is necessary to successfully run a business, but a friendly reminder to rule breakers goes a lot further than barking orders and constantly scowling.

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