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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RV Reviews

Aug 26, 2015
Aug 26, 2015
Frustrated with the 11pm gate closure, if that is the plan then a guard should allow ppl entrance in. Ottawa is a 45min drive, it was difficult to arrive before 11 and then had to walk to our site(in the pouring rain one day).Also, if quiet time is at 11, why are children asked to leave the playground at 8pm?! It should be at the parents discretion I think.Otherwise, enjoyed our stay!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad you enjoyed your stay! Our gates close at 11pm so vehicle traffic does not wake our camping guests who have young children and are sleeping. A guard is not an option for us. Playground closes at 8:00pm as it dangerous to play there after dark & it gives time to settle the kids before bed.
Aug 26, 2015
We enjoyed our stay in this quiet location

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We are happy that you enjoyed your stay, hope to see you next time you are in the area. Travel safely.
Aug 25, 2015
Great spot for kids the big waterslide was a real hit.
Aug 25, 2015
We were disappointed with our site because it was mostly underwater. Usually we are extremely happy with our experience at this campground. I would prefer if we could select our own site when booking, similar to the provincial parks reservation system.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Sorry you had water on your site, we had a torrential rain the night before you arrived & the ground did not have a chance to absorb it all. You can select a site, when making a reservation online-enter the site you want in the special request box & we will do our best to fill it or get next best.
Aug 24, 2015
As always such a great time and great owners and staff. We just booked four more trips for 2016
Aug 24, 2015
Aug 24, 2015
It's a great place for young families! We will be back again next year.
Aug 24, 2015
perfect
Aug 24, 2015
We had made a reservation for 4 lots together. It was pleasant and the staff were cordial and helpful. The property was clean. Thanks for a great family vacation.
Aug 24, 2015
Very understanding people and such a great place for the kids. When you can check in at 7h am with a smile... that tells you how will be your stay. Thanks for everything and keep up the good work.
Aug 24, 2015
Huge draw back not having full hookups. Portable sewage emptying was available for a fee but was not effective in emptying our tank properly. Owner was very strict about "quiet" times and very intimidating. Even though we were quietly sitting by the fire talking at 11pm. Have never had this at any other park.
Aug 24, 2015
Aug 24, 2015
they've really thought of everything. this place is like the disney land of camp grounds. will definitely be back.
Aug 24, 2015
Aug 24, 2015
Aug 24, 2015
Great as always!
Aug 24, 2015
Well run location and a pleasure to stay in. We loved the tall pines of this park. There were great activities for the kids which made everyone happy (parents got to relax).
Aug 24, 2015
Aug 24, 2015
Aug 24, 2015
This is such a wonderful weekend at Cardinal KOA - our children love the Carnival weekend and we are so pleased that the campground offers it for free. What a treat! We keep coming back to this spot time and again because we love the chip truck, the playground and activities for the kids, and the proximity to Ottawa. Thanks for another great weekend!
Aug 24, 2015
Great stay for my family, my brother and his family from Calgary and my parents who joined us. This was our first experience with anyone using the cabins, and it was fantastic. Thank you for accommodating our request. Everyone had great comments about the activities and facilities. This is the third year we have been to this campground since finding it, and we'll definitely return!
Aug 24, 2015
Lots of fun activities for the kids. Very clean and well managed facilities. Extremely friendly and helpful staff.
Aug 24, 2015
Wow where to begin a super great weekend.. so much to do and such a clean family oriented campground first time to visit but definitely coming back next year..
Aug 24, 2015
Tres beau camping, installation vraiment bien, parfaitement adapté pour les tout petit et les plus grand! Et oui la pizza est delicieuse....
Aug 24, 2015
I was great lots for kids staff was knowledgeable and friendly Kids loved pizza but wish chip truck was open more during week

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad you liked the pizza!! Dan tested different ingredients for over a year before he was satisfied with what he offers. We all grew tired of eating pizza all winter but the feedback has been very positive so it was worth the effort. Hope to see you back soon.
Aug 23, 2015
Lots of activities for the kids, campground very clean and well managed. Enjoyed our stay.
Aug 23, 2015
I often felt like I was being watched by the owners. So they could catch me in the wrong. A lot of rules.
Aug 23, 2015
We always love to stay at the Cardinal KOA on our way home from PEI. Staff always friendly, campground very clean.. Showers were spotless..We were just sad we were not able to enjoy everything the campground has to offer, as it started to pour rain, half hour after we arrived...looking forward to next year already..
Aug 23, 2015
Aug 21, 2015
AMAZING!!!!! 5 stars is not enough. You've haven't met anyone until you've met Dan, Karen and all their staff, the nicest people! Irene was a hoot, Phil was funny! We had the best time at this kampground, so much to do for the kids. The activities were fun, wish I was still a kid. Can't wait to go back.
Aug 20, 2015
Nice quiet campground with lots to do. Friendly staff. Awesome pool. The only complaint is that my 4 yr old can't reach the soap dispensors.
Aug 20, 2015
I loved everything about this KOA! The bathrooms were exceptionally clean and the prices were more than reasonable !! It is a family's dream campground and I absolutely recommend it and couldn't have been happier with our experience despite the excessive rain !!! The owners/managers should be very proud of their park!
Aug 20, 2015
The main reason I wouldn't recommend is more expensive than a provincial park to stay so I assumed most things are included. To have to pay $3/person to play mini golf is ridiculous, among other extras. It is a definate that we will not return and will advise everyone we know, not to go. We had a much better experience at Ivy Lea.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Yes, we are more expensive than a provincial park where there are no amenities or activities but we are cheaper than Ivy Lea because of our location and as are result, even with the extras, you saved money while you were here.
Aug 20, 2015
I was surprised that even though they say they have full service sites there is NO sewer at any sites. They charged over 70 dollars per night and don't offer full service sites. ALSO they insist that you sign a waiver releasing them of all responsibilities before you can enter the campground AND they charge ten dollars per pump out and you are lucky if they do it when you ask. They have a bad KOAs

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We do publish that we do not have sewers on site, it is noted in the KOA directory and it is indicated on your confirmation, so not sure what you were reading? In consideration of our campers we do not do pump outs during meal times, it is unfortunate that you had to wait a 1/2 hour.
Aug 19, 2015
I enjoyed the clean areas and washrooms. Dan has done much work to add new things, such as a Pizza trailer. I would have liked to have had a swim in the pool which I guess is for the kids. Great Job to all the friendly staff.
Aug 19, 2015
Very nice place.
Aug 18, 2015
Thanks for a fun Carnival weekend!
Aug 18, 2015
It was our first time camping with our two boys, and it was awesome, we will be telling our friends about it and will be returning again.
Aug 18, 2015
Aug 17, 2015
Super clean and family oriented. Pleasant and relaxing . Personnel very helpful.
Aug 17, 2015
Very nice 4 days, plenty for the kids to do and very relaxing for us.
Aug 17, 2015
What a great experience. Very kind and knowledgeable staff. Very clean Park. My kids loved it so much I am definitely going to return.
Aug 17, 2015
Absolutely the best in Eastern Ontario, by far. Great family campground with excellent hosts and staff. Very clean and tons of activities and special events.
Aug 17, 2015
The only problem I got was the tractor ride. After a very small ride the driver stop, I was thinking the ride was finish so I get out, and lost my spot, when I found the ride wasn't finish. I kids wasn't very happy about it. Everything else was wonderful
Aug 17, 2015
Convenient place to stop. Very kid friendly. Only down side was the odor from the sewer pump truck, that hung in the still air.
Aug 16, 2015
Gentillesse du personnel. Service excellent et rapide. Lieux très propres. Beauté du site.
Aug 16, 2015
Such a great spot to take our three young grandkids. Had a wonderful time.
Aug 16, 2015
Excellent response by the staff to an unexpected rain deluge. Very quick to move campers and to pump out low lying areas. Very well done
Aug 16, 2015
As a repeat customer, I'm always impressed by their friendly and excellent service. The kids had a blast with all of the activities, playground equipment (structure, trampoline) and catching frogs! Only downside was the pool. For being heated, it sure felt cold...the sun made it bearable for me as the kids didn't seem to care or notice (do they ever?). Definitely going back soon!!
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