Cardinal / Ottawa South KOA Canada

Open May 1 - October 18

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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Camper Rating 4.5 out of 5

Based on 1000 Reviews

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Sep 08, 2015
fun
Sep 08, 2015
Excellent as usual. Clean, well organized, fantastic staff. Great fireworks display and roast beef pot luck dinner.
Sep 08, 2015
Great campground...lots of fun activities for kids. Really resent having to wear a bracelet all weekend to identify myself as a camper...seems like overkill.
Sep 08, 2015
Our First visit. We will return but not on a weekend. Too many kids. Great for the kids but not for retired couple. Recommend a railing be put on pool to help get in and out.
Sep 08, 2015
Great spot to bring your children
Sep 08, 2015
It was great!
Sep 08, 2015
The owner is rude and abusive to adults and kids alike. There should be way to have the man charged with verbal assault. Extremely disappointed.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Disappointment for us too! Your unruly group spoiled a lot of our campers' weekend. Starting to drink when you parked and didn't stop for 3 days. Music too loud, late night noise, profanity, cutting through occupied sites, kids banned from store, garbage all over, aggressive with others, NO concept!
Sep 08, 2015
Amazing campground. We will be back. Dan is the hardest working man I've seen! He keeps the place looking great!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you so much for your comments, it is rewarding to know that people notice the hard work that goes into running the campground. We try our very best to ensure everyone has a great experience and that things are clean and safe. See you again soon!
Sep 08, 2015
Overall we enjoyed our stay. The park was well organized and we hd a nice site. However,I don't know if we would come back based on the fact that the koa breed discriminates against dogs. On your site it should state no rottweilers. I'm glad we left ours home for a break. I would of been upset if we drove 3 hours to be turned away. I take pride in my well behaved rottweilers

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

The website does say no Rottweilers. We love dogs & have a wonderful off leash park for both big & small dogs. Unfortunately certain breeds have been branded as aggressive due to their history and not their individual natures. We have to abide by the rules set out for us under our insurance & KOA.
Sep 07, 2015
It's always fun and a pleasure to be among friends. Love it. Thanks!
Sep 07, 2015
Sep 07, 2015
Very clean park and lots for our 5 year old son to do. We had a bit of an issue the one night when 6 adults were sitting around the fire and Dan came by to remind us it was 11pm, I think it sometimes is just his approach, we felt like a bunch of kids getting in trouble. We weren't being loud but voices do travel when it is quiet and rules are rules. All is good and we plan to return next year!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you so much for understanding about the quiet time rules. When guests are sitting outside chatting they sometimes loose track of the time so a gentle reminder at 11 helps to make people aware of the hour. It is always meant respectfully. We look forward to your return, travel safely.
Sep 05, 2015
The stay was great. The rules at this campground are stricter than any other KOA park that I've been at. Other campers were saying the same thing. Let the kids be kids and have fun without staff telling them that they are not allowed to do that.
Sep 05, 2015
Awesome campground. Extremely clean and well managed by friendly and accommodating hosts and staff. Tons of activities. Superb family campground and still great for all ages.
Sep 05, 2015
Great features especially for kids. Friendly hosts that want to ensure your stay is enjoyable.
Sep 05, 2015
Male owner is aggressive and rude. We alway felt like we were being watched. Rules only apply to transiet campers, not seasonal. If you want to have fun, go someplace else. We followed all of the numerous rules, but it wasn't good enough.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Unfortunately we are not a party campground, we are a family campground and quiet hours apply to all of our campers regardless of who they are. After speaking with you many times and you not understanding what quiet hours mean, it is unfortunate you challenged the owner. Rules are for all.
Sep 05, 2015
Beautiful park. Extremely rude owner

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Noise issues again! Sorry we don't bend our rules for the few people that can't abide by them. All the other campers seemed to be able to figure out what quiet time means and when it starts. We love our campers but we also expect them to respect the other guests by abiding by the rules.
Sep 05, 2015
Always a great camp site. Great for younger families. Very friendly.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad you enjoyed it, we look forward to having you back. Travel safely!
Sep 02, 2015
Hayride is usually great and relaxing, but not when thrown marchmallows with small rocks from other sites and kids running after the hayride. Very dangerous to get someone hurt and not relaxing!
Sep 02, 2015
Beaucoup d'activités pour les enfants...propriétaire qui parle français...propre...MERCI!
Sep 01, 2015
Campground very clean and neat. Only downfall was the lack of privacy at the sites, i.e., few trees. Lyn
Aug 31, 2015
Aug 31, 2015
Awesome hosts, great facilities and activities. Our family loved the weekend and can't wait to go back!
Aug 31, 2015
great spot, clean and quiet. the kids had so much to do! we will see you again soon!
Aug 31, 2015
As always we experienced an exceptional stay at this KOA. The staff were so friendly and helpful and very energetic. Bathrooms were spotless and the grounds were so clean! We will be going back soon!
Aug 31, 2015
Always feel welcome when we stay here. This weekend's Rib Cookoff was great!
Aug 31, 2015
Aug 31, 2015
My family and I was very impressed with our entire experience. The activities for the kids were amazing! The only thing is that during the sleigh ride kids were in their bikes wipping marshmallows at us. This was very concerning for us as my 18 months old and 6 yr would have been seriously hurt. The only other thing was we were woken up twice throughout the night by an RV that was running.
Aug 31, 2015
We had a great time. Lots to do with the kids.
Aug 31, 2015
The kids had a ball. So much to do. We'll definitely come back.
Aug 31, 2015
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Such a friendly atmosphere and well organized activities! Looking forward to going back in October for the Spooktacular event!
Aug 31, 2015
Aug 31, 2015
enjoyed our stay, but certainly tested our pocket book. Over $65 night and still had to pay for the extras. Would recommend an "all inclusive" price. Thanks for a nice time. The kids loved it
Aug 31, 2015
excellent place for kids !!
Aug 31, 2015
Beau coups d'activités pour les enfants et très propre
Aug 31, 2015
The site is VERY well kept. LOTS for kids to do. The small details such as cash back service, delivery of wood to the site made it great. A small army of emoyees tackled the bathrooms and showers to keep them VERY clean.
Aug 31, 2015
Had some trouble at the playground with some 10-12 yr old bullies. Sorted it out with them without going to office. Again dogs barking! Everything else was very well done. Maybe I could park in a more quiet spot next time which would make my stay more enjoyable as it was a busy weekend and I was late booking. My fault.
Aug 31, 2015
Nice grounds, great installations,clean, love the dog playground, we had the deluxe site because it was the last spot available, enjoyed the swing,patio set and ciment pad.One thing I found exaggerated is that they charge you for the pump out at your site even thought you pay 76$ a night for a 2 service site because they don't have any 3 service site on the campground,and only 1 dumping station!
Aug 30, 2015
Very friendly staff, very clean overall and great facilities for the kids.
Aug 30, 2015
KOA Cardinal is a very nice place. From the first day of our camping we were able to see clearly how Dan and Karen take care of people at the camp so that people would enjoy every minute they spend in the camp. Thank you Dan and Karen.
Aug 30, 2015
We had a fabulous time! The kids enjoyed all the activities - both parks, the bouncer, pool (although we questioned whether or not it was heated as it was slightly on the chilly side), the Bingo, and renting bikes. The adults liked the clean washrooms, quiet campsite and the warm and friendly staff.
Aug 30, 2015
Incredible campground! Extremely clean and family friendly. Highly recommend this destination.
Aug 30, 2015
Very nice, lots of trees, very clean, lots of playground and water features for kids. a good destination campground EXCEPT they have no sewer sites! At $65 a night I expect full hookups. And then on top of that they charge to come around and empty your tank for you! Sounds like a profit component of their original business case!
Aug 29, 2015
Took 3 granddaughters for an end of summer camping trip and a great time was had by all....as usual at this campground!!
Aug 29, 2015
Nous avons bien aimé notre séjour à ce camping. Très tranquille, très beau terrain, beau mini-put, les enfants adorent le "giant bouncer"... Seul point moins positif est qu'il n'y a pas d'égout sur aucun terrain. Il y a par contre un bon service de vidange sur le site ainsi qu'un poste de vidange a la sortie du camping. À part ca, c'était super!
Aug 28, 2015
Our stay with you was wonderful! Friendly staff and park was very clean. Thank you for the wonderful experience.
Aug 27, 2015
We were quite disappointed when we arrived to our site as it was very tiny and completely wet from rain so we couldn't use our fire. We had difficulty parking our trailer in a narrow site with trees but thankful that an experienced camper assisted us. Our kids very much enjoyed the amenities like the pool, slide, ice cream, play ground and park.
Aug 27, 2015
we have camped there for many years, and after r last stay here it will be r last for my self and family members. re: we had invited some friends to come visit us cause they had just bought a new camper and were looking for places to camp .when they arrived they were not greeted very well and this is what was said to them by the owner we discourage visitors as u can see we dont need them.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We are really sorry that your guests did not feel that they should have to pay a fee to visit you. On weekends we are filled to capacity so we have to discourage visitors so our registered campers want to use the facilities they are paying for. We charge 1/2 price during the week.
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.
 

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