Westgate River Ranch Resort
Polk County's Authentic Dude Ranch!
About Westgate River Ranch Resort
Westgate River Ranch is located in Lake Wales, approximately 90 miles southeast of Tampa and 80 miles south of Orlando. Rooted in the history of the nation’s first cowboys, Westgate River Ranch lies on 1,700 lush acres in the heart of Florida’s cattle lands and is surrounded by approximately 400,000 acres of state and federally protected wetlands. The ranch offers Florida cowboy-themed accommodations, ranging from campgrounds to glamping (glamour+camping) tents to two-bedroom cabins.
Westgate River Ranch boasts a multitude of recreational activities, including horseback riding, swimming, golf, a petting farm, nature hikes, trap and skeet shooting, hayrides, cookouts and a full-service marina complete with boating, and fishing, and airboat and swamp buggy rides. Westgate River Ranch also features a 5,000-foot paved and lighted runway, award-winning Smokehouse Grill, River Ranch Saloon and the longest-running Saturday night championship rodeo in the United States, featuring trick riding, bull riding and barrel racing at a 1,200-seat rodeo arena. A herd of grazing buffalo and Watusi cattle (known for their long, distinctive horns) makes its home at Westgate River Ranch.
The ranch offers Florida cowboy-themed accommodations, ranging from campgrounds to glamping (glamour+camping) tents to two-bedroom cabins.
Meetings & Conventions
This authentic “Dude Ranch” will make your next meeting an event to remember. Surrounded by 100,000 acres of protected wildlife preserve, Westgate River Ranch is a 1,700-acre ponderosa recalling an era when Florida was home to cowboys and cattle ranchers. River Ranch is a perfect setting for a “retreat” to nature in the Florida sunshine. Your delegates can indulge themselves in a wide range of activities that allow them to escape into nature’s sanctuary. They can enjoy authentic “Old Florida” fun such as horseback riding, guided nature hikes, fishing, boating, trap and skeet, swimming pool, airboat rides, swamp buggy rides, hayrides and a petting zoo. Or go line dancing at the River Ranch Saloon. There’s even a sanctioned rodeo every Saturday night in the 1,200-seat rodeo stadium and a lighted, 5,000-foot private airstrip. When it’s time to get down to business, River Ranch offers 4,000 square feet of meeting room space, 75 Western-style accommodations, and unique team building activities.
With its comfortable accommodations, proximity to area theme parks and onsite amenities such as the Saturday night Westgate Rodeo, horseback rides and airboat rides, Westgate River Ranch is a great location for family and class reunions. Let them take all the stress out of planning your next reunion as we help you create a lifetime of special memories!
Friday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
From South FL: Take the FL Turnpike to S.R. 60 (Exit 193) S.R. 60 W. to River Ranch Blvd. Go left and resort is 2.5 miles down the road.
From Tampa: Take State Road 60 East. Continue East approximately 25 miles past U.S. 27. Westgate River Ranch will be on your right-hand side.
From the Orlando Airport: Take 528 West (BeachLine Expressway) to I-4 West. Exit at U.S. 27 and travel South. At State Road 60 (Lake Wales Exit), take a left and travel East for approximately 25 miles. Westgate River Ranch will be on your right-hand side.
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3200 River Ranch Blvd.