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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Tent Reviews

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
Jul 16, 2013
Our camping trip again was a huge success and everyone can't wait for next year! My one suggestion would be to provide the option of including the price for all the various activities in the overall price for those who want this option. Regardless we will all be back next year!!!!
Jul 16, 2013
Jul 15, 2013
The stay was great, fun filled and the staff was very kind and out going. The facility was super clean and well kept. A suggestion would be to have a family wash room facility that is handycap/wheelchair accesible. See you next time! Thank you.
Jul 14, 2013
Jul 14, 2013
Jul 13, 2013
Jul 13, 2013
Very helpful and friendly staff. There was lots of fun things for the kids to do, which made our trip very enjoyable too.
Jul 08, 2013
The kids had a blast at this KOA. There was plenty for them to do and not enough time to do it in. The lady that owned the KOA was not very friendly and quite bold in speaking to the kids, but the rest of the staff was friendly and great to deal with. The sites are very close together, but we weren't there often. Also, they have a ONE sleeping tent rule and that made sleeping arrangments tight.
Jul 04, 2013
The staff was very helpful and friendly. Grounds and washrooms very clean! Activities for children well done. Will return again soon. Very positive experience!
Jul 02, 2013
A friendly reception on arrival which just got better and better. Very clean and well kept, maintained nicely in a safe and secure environment. Kids very happy, parents even happier. The extras (fireworks, potluck, etc) just highlight the personal touch shown throughout the site. Excellent, well recommended.
Jun 17, 2013
The owner takes a lot of pride in his site and you can see it. The site is clean and well cared for and the staff, once again, are friendly and made the weekend enjoyable.
Jun 10, 2013
Really impressed with the cleanliness of the park the friendly staff as well as the amenities at this park. Would definitley stay here again.
Jun 08, 2013
Jun 08, 2013
We love all the trees which give shade and a feeling of privacy. The campground is attractive and CLEAN, and we were impressed with the friendly service, lovely pool, mini golf, large lending library, recycling.
Jun 05, 2013
Great family campground! Lots of things to keep my 3 year old busy and entertained. She loved the play structure and the water park. Dog park is great feature as well. Gave our dog some time to stretch her legs off her leash. Only downfall is the "tent sites" are very small and open. You can walk out of your tent and be touching the tent trailer on the next site. Otherwise a great campground.
Jun 04, 2013
Jun 03, 2013
The Cardinal KOA was such a great find! Only 50 minutes from Ottawa, with so many great amenities and activities for kids. The staff were very friendly and accommodating.
Jun 03, 2013
WoW! We had a wonderful stay at Cardinal KOA. The kids had a blast, met new friends and tired themselves out in the pool, bouncing pillow and in the pirate ship playstructure. Staff was helpful allowing us to change to another site (less mosquitos!), and helping reduce Sunday morning traffic at the dump station. We will definitely be back!
May 21, 2013
May 21, 2013
Actually, come to think of it I may not recommend this wonderful place to others... so that we can keep this secret to ourselves!!! Absolutely loved our stay and I can see us going again and again and again!
May 20, 2013
Always awesome! Cardinal is and always will be our favourite place to stay :)
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