Just returned from six days at the Cardinal/Ottawa South KOA. We had an overall good time at this location. For a KOA this site was beautiful, the trees between each site towered 60 feet in the air. Having the mature foliage gave a sense of privacy even though the sites were no larger then any other KOA.
The pool was alright. Their idea of "heated" was a little different from ours and the sewer dump site is only 20ft away. On Sunday afternoon as a long line of campers emptied their tanks the smell of sewage was overwhelming. The kids playground was super, the bouncy castle was very popular and there is a mini putt nearing completion. They also had a 40ft high inflatable waterside available for $5 for the day.
As others have said this truly is a family site. We were very impressed with how polite the atmosphere was. Some have complained how rude the owner was... We never saw that. We only saw polite and attentive staff whose positive attitude obviously rubs off on their guests. Yes you do have to wear those mildly annoying paper bracelets... If you can't tolerate those... Good luck vacationing anywhere!
Our only real complaint was, in part our own fault for not looking at a map. We booked this trip planning to spend a few days in Ottawa and maybe go white water rafting... You would think when Ottawa is in the name, it would at lead be close to the city. It is one hour into Ottawa and 1.5 hours to the nearest rafting.
We pull a 21ft travel trailer and had no trouble fitting on our site. In fact we were one of the smallest rigs there. Most of the sites are water/electric. There are no sites with sewer hookups but if you are staying 4 days or more you get a free visit from the honeywagon.
- Also Known As:
- Cardinal/Ottawa South KOA Ontario