River Ranch, Florida

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River Ranch, Florida
River Ranch, Florida is located in Florida
River Ranch, Florida
River Ranch, Florida
Coordinates: 27°46′16″N 81°12′25″W / 27.77111°N 81.20694°W / 27.77111; -81.20694Coordinates: 27°46′16″N 81°12′25″W / 27.77111°N 81.20694°W / 27.77111; -81.20694
CountryUnited States
StateFlorida
CountyPolk
Elevation
56 ft (17 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
33867
Area code(s)863

River Ranch is an unincorporated community in far eastern Polk County, Florida, United States. The community is located on the west bank of the Kissimmee River, south of Florida State Road 60.[1] Much of the community is occupied by the Westgate River Ranch Resort, a cowboy-themed resort and there is an ownership RV park adjacent to the resort that has no affiliation with Westgate. Resort amenities include a golf course, outdoor activities such as fishing and horseback riding, a restaurant and convenience store, and cabins.[2][3] The resort is also home to the community's post office, which has ZIP code 33867, and a privately operated airport.[4][5] The community also includes several privately owned homes, many of which are owned by sportsmen who use the surrounding land for outdoor sports.[6] River Ranch is also a trailhead for the Florida Trail, which can be accessed through the Kicco Wildlife Management Area.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Polk County, Florida General Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Florida Department of Transportation. November 2012. Retrieved May 25, 2015.
  2. ^ Abbott, Jim (July 26, 2014). "Fellsmere is a trip to Old Florida". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved May 25, 2015.
  3. ^ Moore, Marilyn (2007). Florida Camping: The Complete Guide to Tent and RV Camping. Avalon Travel. p. 281. ISBN 9781566918251.
  4. ^ United States Postal Service (2015). "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved February 15, 2015.
  5. ^ "River Ranch Resort Airport". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  6. ^ "River Ranch Property Owners Association". Retrieved May 25, 2015.
  7. ^ Friend, Sandra (2004). The Florida Trail: The Official Hiking Guide. Big Earth Publishing. p. 82. ISBN 9781565794924.