Activities

Endless Possibilities

FUN FOR ALL

rr_patchWhether you come to River Ranch RV Resort to relax and enjoy friends and family or you are looking for that fun filled camping trip River Ranch RV Resort has it all. Check out some of our activities for all ages including air boat rides archery and more.

Airboat Rides

On the Kissimmee River

airboatSit back, put on your noise-blocking headphones and relax as you enjoy a guided Florida Airboat Ride along the beautiful Kissimmee River. You can now reserve your time slot in advance! During this one-hour tour, you may be lucky enough to view wildlife such as alligators, alligator nests, turtles, deer, bald eagles, hawks, snail kites or other rare birds. Not sure what an alligator nest looks like? Don’t worry – our experienced guides will point out interesting wildlife, while sharing some fascinating history about the Kissimmee River. While not required, advance reservations are recommended as this activity is a guest favorite and spots fill up quickly.

Archery Range

How is your aim?

archeryTry your hand with a bow & arrow at the Archery Range at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo. Adjacent to the Trap & Skeet Range, the Archery Range serves as a great introduction to the sport and also provides more seasoned archers the chance to hone their existing archery skills.

Basketball Courts

Shoot some hoops

basketball-courtsShoot some hoops at the fenced-in Basketball Courts at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo that lie adjacent to the Tennis Courts and across the parking lot from the Westgate Smokehouse Grill. Take to the court and challenge the kids to some H.O.R.S.E. or a leisurely game of one-on-one.

Bungee Jumper

bungee-jumpingStrap into the harness and jump, flip and twist higher than ever before on the Bungee Jumper! Prepare for a total adrenaline rush on the Bungee Jumper, which is located in the Adventure Park in front of the Rodeo Arena near the Zip Line and Rock Climbing Wall. Fun for both kids and adults!

Fishing

fishingCast a line in the waters of the beautiful Kissimmee River or venture to nearby Lake Okeechobee for a Florida fishing excursion. Fishing at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo is a great way to relax, whether you cast a line from the Full-Service Marina or rent a boat. Fishing licenses are available via phone from the marina, which also boasts a Bait and Tackle Shop.
Catch & Release Pond
Guests of all ages love fishing at the Catch & Release Pond, which is located near the Full-Service Marina and Westgate Smokehouse Grill. A herd of grazing Watusi cattle (which are known for their long, distinctive horns) can be viewed grazing in a pasture near the Catch & Release Pond.

Nine-Hole Golf Course

golfHave you ever teed off on a golf course next to a herd of buffalo? Our Nine-Hole Executive Golf Course offers guests a different perspective of Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo for a unique Florida golf vacation. The regulation-length course offers a wide-open layout that provides fun and challenges for all skill levels. Opened in 2005, the course was designed by Joseph L. Lee and features a total of 3,321 yards for a par of 36.
Driving Range
Our onsite Driving Range and Putting Green provide the perfect place to warm up for 9 or 18 holes of golf or simply to hone your golf skills. Daily rates include access to both the Driving Range and Putting Green at Westgate River Ranch.

Dinner Hayride

hayrideExperience an old-fashioned, tractor-pulled hayride at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo that takes you into the beautiful, 7,000-acre KICCO Wildlife Management Area (KICCO stands for “Kissimmee Island Cattle Company), which runs along the Kissimmee River. View wildlife as you are entertained by the talents of a singing cowboy who belts out classics and popular contemporary tunes, as well as provides interesting trivia about the KICCO Wildlife Management Area.

On your 45-minute Hayride adventure, you might be lucky enough to see wildlife such as white-tailed deer, bald eagles, wild hogs, hawks, sandhill cranes, wading birds, cows, bulls, alligators and wild turkeys.

Before or after your Hayride (depending on season), enjoy a family-style cookout buffet at the East Corral – that includes Grilled Chicken, Hamburger, Hot Dogs, Corn on the Cob, Mac and Cheese, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Apple Cobbler and a selection of beverage options.

Horseback Riding

horseback_ridingSaddle up and enjoy a Florida horseback riding adventure along the miles of unspoiled beauty at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo. One-hour trail rides are led by our experienced wranglers, where even beginners learn the ropes and feel like real cowboys. You can now reserve your time slot in advance! If one hour isn’t near enough time to bond with your horse and nature, extended rides are also available. Long pants and a hat are recommended. Remember your horse’s name because you might recognize it helping in the Saturday Night Rodeo. Do you have a little one 7 years old or younger who still wants to ride? Check out our Pony Rides, where your young cowpoke can create memories that will last a lifetime.

  • Horseback Riding Lessons
  • Extended Trail Rides

Horseshoes

horseshoeAfter a full day exploring all of the great outdoor attractions at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo, nothing beats unwinding with the entire family during a game of Horseshoes while surrounded by shady trees. Stop by the General Store before playing for a refreshing beverage while enjoying some friendly competition.

Full-Service Marina

riverranch_marinaWestgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo boasts a Full-Service Marina ideally located just off the scenic Kissimmee River. Here at our Florida Marina you can rent a boat, take a thrilling Airboat Ride adventure or prepare for a rugged excursion aboard a Swamp Buggy through the ranch’s wooded trail and view wildlife in its natural setting.

Mechanical Bull

mechanicalbullChannel your inner “urban cowboy” and hop on the new Mechanical Bull at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo for your chance at eight seconds of fame! With state-of-the-art settings and features, the Mechanical Bull Ride can be set at slow and easy mode for kids with increasing speeds available for more advanced bull riders. The Mechanical Bull Ride is located between the River Ranch Saloon and Rodeo Arena.

Mini Golf

minigolfA fun and challenging, brand-new 18-hole Miniature Golf Course winds its way through the new Adventure Park in front of the River Ranch Saloon at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo. One of the favorite outdoor activities for all ages, it’s the perfect spot to relax and enjoy some quality time with friends and family in the early morning or late afternoon.

Petting Farm

pettingfarmLions and Tigers and Bears, oh my! Just kidding, our animals aren’t that exotic. Come see and make friends with the animals that call Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo home at our Florida Petting Farm. Whether you’re looking to take pictures, pet the animals or feed the animals, you’re bound to learn a couple of new facts along the way. The Petting Farm houses horses, cows, ponies, mules, goats, sheep, deer, turkeys, rabbits, pot-bellied pigs, llamas, emus, peacocks and other exotic creatures. Fun fact: Like sheep, a goat’s eye is rectangular rather than round. They have excellent night vision and will often browse during the night. Inside the fence at the Petting Farm, be sure to visit the Pony Rides for the little ones who want to do more than just pet the animals.

Pony Rides

ponyridesYour little cowpoke can ride a gentle pony in the pony sweep located inside the Petting Farm at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo. The “pony sweep” is a live merry-go-round that moves our ponies and mules in small circles for an easy and smooth ride. Our gentle animals provide the little ones with a true taste of the ranch experience. Don’t forget your camera – you can cherish the photos until your next visit with us!

Rock Climbing

rockclimingSeeking rock climbing in Central Florida? Fun for all ages, the Rock Climbing Wall at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo provides challenges for all ability levels. Enjoy the thrill of rock climbing in a safe and controlled environment assisted by our knowledgeable, trained staff. The Rock Climbing Wall is located adjacent to the River Ranch Saloon, near the base of the Zip Line.

Westgate Rodeo

rodeo1Eight seconds may not seem like a long time, but when you’re watching a bull rider trying to stay on a bucking bull, it seems like an eternity. Be mesmerized by the excitement and unpredictable danger of the Saturday Night Rodeo at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo for an evening of family fun at the 1,200-seat rodeo arena. This fun-filled weekly rodeo draws rodeo athletes from all over to compete in trick riding, barrel racing and, of course, bull riding. The Florida rodeo is a guest favorite as you get the opportunity to view talented contestants and also enjoy a patriotic tribute to our armed forces.

Street Party

partyPrepare yourself for a good old-fashioned Western line dance at the Street Party immediately following the Saturday Night Rodeo where kids of all ages can sing, dance and compete in games while the energetic DJ entertains the crowd with lively tunes such as “Macarena,” “Electric Slide” and even “Cotton Eyed Joe.” The Street Party is located directly in front of the River Ranch Saloon, on the outdoor dance floor.

Swamp Buggy Rides

swampbuggyTake a rugged, one-hour Swamp Buggy ride through Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo’s wooded trail and view wildlife in its natural setting. You can now reserve your time slot in advance! If you’ve never seen a Swamp Buggy, they’re specially designed to provide an elevated view of Westgate’s 1,700 acres. These incredible Swamp Buggies come equipped with huge tires and can travel almost anywhere, allowing for an amazing journey through the brush and mud. Keep an eye out for alligators and other wildlife during your Swamp Buggy ride adventure!

Tennis Courts

tennisPack a racquet and enjoy a tennis match at one of the two Tennis Courts at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo. One is located across the parking lot from the Westgate Smokehouse Grill and next to the Basketball Courts. Tennis Courts also can be found near the outdoor pool.

Boat Rentals

boatrentalsLooking to fish, hunt for alligators, exercise or just relax in the outdoors on your own? The Full-Service Marina at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo offers Florida boat rentals available for use on the scenic Kissimmee River.
Pontoon Boats
Gather the entire family and take a fun-filled journey up the Kissimmee River aboard a roomy and comfortable Pontoon Boat. These 20-foot Pontoon Boats hold a maximum of eight passengers.

Trap & Skeet Range

trapskeetIf you’re looking for some target practice, head down to the Trap & Skeet Range at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo and test your skill at Florida Trap & Skeet Shooting. You can now reserve your time slot in advance! What’s the difference between the two? In Trap Shooting, a machine centered 20 yards in front, launches targets generally out or away from the shooter. In Skeet Shooting, two machines on either side of the shooter launch targets that cross in front of the shooter. The range includes 5 skeet fields and 2 trap fields. All necessary equipment and supplies are available to rent at the range.

If you’re a beginner, our expert marksman will teach shotgun safety and shooting techniques before you begin your turn. Nervous about the kickback? Don’t be! We now offer recoil pads that absorb the shock from the shotgun so your arm won’t be sore the next day.

The more experienced shooters are welcome to bring their own shotgun and show the beginners how practice makes perfect.

Westgate River Ranch can host your trap and/or skeet association/group at our range. Contact our sales team to learn more

Zip Line

ziplineThe spectacular new Florida Zip Line allows you to soar high above Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo. Take your dude ranch experience to new heights by trying out this one-of-a-kind, adrenaline-filled adventure!