Interesting Facts About Westgate River Ranch!

  • Westgate River Ranch is located just over an hour South of Orlando and approximately 25 minutes East of Lake Wales – “The Friendliest Small Town in Florida.”
  • The Lake Wales Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Westgate River Ranch lies adjacent to the 7,000-acre KICCO Wildlife Management Area, which runs along the Kissimmee River.
  • Outdoor recreational activities at the “World’s Largest Dude Ranch” include horseback riding, fishing, boating, hiking, swimming, trap and skeet shooting, airboat rides, swamp buggy rides and golf, as well as hayrides, a petting zoo and miniature golf course.
  • Westgate River Ranch hosts the Americom Championship Rodeo every Saturday night at 7:30 PM.
  • The casual Westgate Smokehouse Grill overlooks the scenic Kissimmee River.
  • Day trips from Westgate River Ranch include Historic Bok Sanctuary, a National Historic Landmark; Lake Wales Museum & Cultural Center; and Spook Hill, a “gravity-defying hill” in Lake Wales.

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