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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Cabin Reviews

Jul 24, 2014
We had an amazing outstanding campground in all aspects!
Jul 23, 2014
My two boys are autistic...the people who run this campground are very empathetic and loyal. They make sure our stay is special everytime we go and the ground's play area meet all of my boys' needs. We are spending our two weeks (seperate stays) of yearly vacations in Cardinal. Thank you.
Jul 23, 2014
Jul 23, 2014
Excellent. Cabin was clean. Grounds are kept in great shape and everything is so clean. Customer service was excellent. Friendly staff. The only thing I would have liked to have, but didn't, was hot water in the cabin. We are looking forward to staying at this campground again!
Jul 22, 2014
Jul 22, 2014
Great camp ground. Quite and very clean family orientated place. Staff were fantastic. Great place for kids and families. We will be back for sure.
Jul 22, 2014
The campground itself was excellent. Very clean, wonderful for children. Our major complaint would be how strict the staff are when it came to 'quiet time'. It was ridiculous. After busy days with the kids, as parents, all we wanted was some time around the campfire but we had to put the fire out and be in our trailers at 11:00 pm. Not cool. I wouldn't go back for that very reason.


We do allow campers to sit outside by their fires until midnight; however, if a camper is too loud and after being warned about the noise at least twice, on the third time they are asked to go inside. Our other campers appreciate that we are strict and come back often for just that reason.
Jul 21, 2014
Had a great time and very family oriented. Lots of fun stuff to do for kids aged 2-10. Grounds were well maintained and all employees were super helpful!
Jul 21, 2014
Jul 21, 2014
Pool, bouncing pad, bingo, free hour on the Water Slide on Friday, mini-golf, Ice Cream sundae social, jay rides, rental quad biks, relaxed environment but curfew conscious. Really good stay! Additional desires: more pool space.


You will be pleased to know that we do have plans for a second pool. We are just waiting for our permits from the Township so we can start construction.
Jul 20, 2014
I would have the ground raised up to prevent the flouding that surrounded the cabins at the back of campground . This was a big negative , you want to be outside when camping . Messy , dirty shoes , no dry area !!


The cabins at the back are brand new- first rental was Canada Day weekend. As a result the outside landscaping is not quite finished. The plan is to raise the area and add some drainage now that the cabins have been put in their place. Hopefully you will join us again once the work is finished.
Jul 17, 2014
Our recent stay was great. Lots of kids activities.
Jul 15, 2014
I rented a cabin and our stay there was superb, it was nice to have our own washroom with tub.The owners run the place extremely well...respect night curfew, so everyone can get a good night sleep. So many different play area for kids of all ages,I will return and do recommend to all my friends. Thanks for the great time.
Jul 14, 2014
Our family of four stayed in a cabin (with half bath) this past weekend and our expectations were exceeded. The cabin was impeccably clean the Keurig coffee machine was a very nice touch. My 7 year old son said he wished we could live there and he actually cried on our way home. The big slide was a hit with my 7 and 9 year old boys. We'll definitely be back!
Jul 14, 2014
We absolutely love it there!! The staff was amazing and friendly and the grounds well maintained. It is the perfect place for a weekend of fun with the family. My 6 yr old cant wait to come back!! :)
Jul 14, 2014
We stayed in a kabin, it was verry clean. Staf was very nice. Our kids ad lot of fun We really injoyed it We already plan on coming back The 2 hours drive is wortit
Jul 11, 2014
the kids and I loved our stay, we had so much fun, there was something to do for the kids everyday, even in the rain.
Jul 09, 2014
Jul 06, 2014
Jul 04, 2014
Jul 03, 2014
This was our first time at this KOA and it was great, the splash pad at the pool was incredible for our 6 and 4 yr old. The new covered play area that wasn't on the website was a surprise but also a big hit with our kids, they stayed in there forever and played. We rented a little log cabin and it is right by the pool and play area so even more convenient. Highly recommend this one!
Jul 03, 2014
Jul 03, 2014
It was a great stay, the cabin is very comfortable and well equipt. The only complaint was a lack of hot water for showering, we could never get it past lukewarm, everything else was great and very nice friendly helpful employees.
Jul 02, 2014
Great stay once Again in the New Delux Kabins , nice Location 10 years now Camping at Cardinal always a good time
Jul 01, 2014
Our 4th year there and another fantastic stay. The lodges are beautiful, clean and completely supplied for your stay, minus food of course :) lots of activities for the kids and a great potluck supper on Canada Day weekend.
Jul 01, 2014
After reading some of the reviews on trip advisory, I was hoping for the best... There was no reason to worry. We had an awesome time and will be back next year for sure. The kids had so much freedom and there was enough to do. Thank you!
Jul 01, 2014
Jun 25, 2014
Super clean. Lots of things for the kids to do, even before the big summer season kicked in. We are a gang of 5 and stayed in a lodge. It was perfection. Close to the play area for the kids. Clean. Even had a kierig coffee machine! The folks running crafts and bingo were very welcoming and friendly. Just booked another stay for next month :)
Jun 23, 2014
Jun 23, 2014
Quel superbe accueil! Toute la famille s'est bien amusée et nous avons tous été très satisfaits de la qualité et propreté des installations ainsi que de la variété d'activités. Nous y retournons sans doute.
Jun 16, 2014
The best KOA I have stayed at
Jun 12, 2014
Already booked our next stay! Thanks for an amazing stay. Our favorite KOA by far!
May 21, 2014
May 20, 2014
the cabins are very comfortable including the beds. the cabins are clean and functional. we love all the amenities at Cardinal, however my husband is never pleased with the internet service and lack of cable hookup. Tech issues aside, a terrific place to spend time with family and the friendly customer service is second to none!
Oct 15, 2013
les proprietaires son merveilleux son toujour disponible a tout question et employees son courtois et polis , merveilleux svec les enfants
Oct 15, 2013
The cabin was excellent.
Sep 24, 2013
Sep 09, 2013
We were there last year in a small cabin and upgraded to a deluxe one this year. This was perfect for our family! See you again next year!!!
Sep 07, 2013
We used the camping cabins which were very comfortable.
Sep 03, 2013
Another perfect weekend at Cardinal staff great cabins clean and comfortable will return again our favourite KOA
Sep 03, 2013
We had a really great time and there was a lot for the children to do during our stay. Some activities were extra but there was so much included that you could still have a great time without paying for the extra activities. Thanks!!
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 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 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 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
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
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