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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Oct 14, 2014
don't like the minimum stay requirements for weekends.
Sep 09, 2014
Excellent experience even with a rainy weekend! :) Thank you.
Sep 02, 2014
My family & I have been going to Cardinal KOA for the last week of August for 5 yrs in a row. We will NOT be going back ever again!!! The owners are complete ego-manical power-trippers and enforce their rules without good judgement and/or reason. They do NOT deserve my hard-earned vacation dollars. I will now go elsewhere & encouragefamily & friends to do likewise.


Ah yes, the gentleman that thought our rules did not apply to him and that he should be allowed to blare his radio even after the 10:00pm deadline as noise doesn't travel?? Lots of loud chatter after midnight traveling from tent site to washrooms. Can't be that bad if he came back 5 yrs in a row.
Aug 26, 2014
Too expensive
Aug 25, 2014
Aug 25, 2014
Our tent was beside the TV blaring a movie from 8-10pm. No way for our daughter to sleep until it was over. She usually falls asleep between 7:30-8pm. It was very hard on her. This was very inconsiderate to all of the families nearby with little children, but our tent was the closest.


We agree that being beside our movie tent, where we host Saturday night movies, is not a very good location if you have small children that go to bed early and we apologize for this. We do have a quiet tent site on the other side of the campground away from the tent, park and playground.
Aug 24, 2014
Good lots size, nice activities for the kids, clean facilities. A little over zealous on check out time when 35% - 40% of the lots are free.
Aug 18, 2014
Even though we had bad luck with the weather (Murphy's Law is unavoidable) our stay was fantastic... Clean facilities, friendly staff (specially Emily, kindest person ever!) My kids literally cried when we were leaving as they wanted to stay forever. We will be back for sure!
Aug 14, 2014
Cardinal koa is a great place, especially when you have kids. I took my 3 kids (ages 8,3,3) alone and it was actually really fun. The kids enjoyed all the fun thing the campground offered. The only pitfall was that we were supposed to stay from aug 11-13, but due to torrential downpours, we didn't even get to stay 24 hours before we had to pack up and go home, which made me lose $.


Glad you had a good time until the rain came. Unfortunately it is one of the few things we cannot control. Hope you will be able to join us another time.
Aug 12, 2014
I found that the staff was not friendly or helpful at all. I strongly recommend going somewhere else. When we arrived we didn't receive map of grounds therefore we spent a half hr trying to locate bathrooms. Not impressed. KOA Mallorytown is the place to go for a great time!!
Aug 12, 2014
Had a great time with my Son and Niece and when my car was dead, the owner was nice enough to come boost me :)
Aug 11, 2014
Pool area not supervised. Child hurt during stay. People cut thru site regularly.
Aug 10, 2014
Aug 06, 2014
Loved the atmosphere, the dedication of the staff and the constant activities for the kids.
Aug 05, 2014
What a superb campsite in every way. Ideal for all age groups, and especially young families. Karen and Dan have invested a lot of time, effort and money to make this the best campsite in Easter Ontario. If you haven't been there before, you have no idea what you are missing. We highly recommend this KOA to all our friends and acquaintances .
Jul 27, 2014
We absolutely loved our stay. The only thing I would have loved on top of all of your great services would be a 1 or 2 km nature trail on or near your property to get the kids exploring, but we were 100% satisfied. Thank you
Jul 27, 2014
Jul 23, 2014
All the people there is so kind. The site soo clean. Lot of activities and areas where kids can play. Big pool. And a lot of toilettes and showers. And what we liked the must is the tremendus trees upthere... live it! Thank you!
Jul 19, 2014
Jul 19, 2014
Our campsite was very clean and nicely maintained. The pool and play structures were in excellent shape and well used. We had a great time!
Jul 19, 2014
Jul 19, 2014
Ça été un très agréable séjour. Nous sommes très contents de notre séjour. Les lieux étaient propres et bien entretenus. Beaucoup d activités pour les enfants.
Jul 14, 2014
This was my first time at Cardinal and it was amazing! I will definately be returning next year for a longer stay and I will be looking into other KOA sites as well although they have a lot to live up to. We have already made plans to include 2 new families in our plans to stay at Cardinal next year. See you then.
Jul 12, 2014
A very well organized clean camp with numerous activities for children to enjoy! The pool was excellent and our kids couldn't get enough time on the bouncy dome!!!
Jul 03, 2014
We had a great time there. Stayed for 4 nights on a tent site. Very clean, safe and tons of activities for the kids. Thanks Dan, Helen and Phil!
Jun 24, 2014
Jun 19, 2014
Great staff, lots for my 4&6 year old's to do. I will be back.
Oct 10, 2013
Do yourself a favor - do not camp here. Owners are rude and unfriendly.


Dumping grey water on your campsite is a big no-no in the Province of Ontario and especially here at Cardinal where the next guest does not want to stay on a site that is full of stinky soapy dish/shower water. We do expect our guests to be respectful of other campers and the environment.
Sep 08, 2013
Quiet, clean, curteous staff!! Would recommend and return ourselves
Sep 03, 2013
Always the best weekend camping experience we have. Karen and Dan have pride in their camp and provide people with a safe and fun weekend. It is the best KOA we have ever camped at!!!! We love it so much we keep coming back! Thanks to the whole crew!
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
Aug 23, 2013
Aug 22, 2013
This was our first time at a KOA but will not be our last. The whole family loved it. Thanks!
Aug 19, 2013
Wonderful time - great facilities and activities for the kids. Only one small suggestion to offer is to display a direction sign for the giant slide and Movie area. We found people going through our site to get to the area. Other than that our stay was awesome! Thanks.
Aug 15, 2013
nous avons ADORÉ notre séjour... nous y retournerons !!! :)
Aug 12, 2013
We had the best time at this KOA - it is spotless and has so many activities for the kids. The new Toddler jumping pillow was a great addition. My daughter LOVED it! (She was always nervous on the big pillow with the larger kids.) The carnival was so fun and we couldn't believe it was free. Thank you!!
Aug 09, 2013
The campground was very clean,the staff friendly and the atmosphere was excellent.
Aug 05, 2013
We camp here every year. It's a great campground and we'll be back again next year. Highly recommend it!
Aug 02, 2013
Jul 30, 2013
I recommend your KOA all the time!! It is a great spot for families and friends to gather. Our kids cheer when they know we are headed to your location. Thanks for providing a great spot to create great memories! Kelly Terpstra
Jul 29, 2013
Very child friendly with tons of things for them to do. The male owner/operator is a major drawback. He is unfriendly and gruff to the point that it detracts from what is otherwise a really fun place.
Jul 29, 2013
Jul 29, 2013
The campsites were a bit narrow, but I don't think it mattered to our kids! They loved every moment playing in the playground and jumping on the 'pillow'!!!
Jul 26, 2013
nice clean campground with lots to do. The kids loved the splash pad and waterslide. The only downside was the owner was grumpy and had too many rules
Jul 22, 2013

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