Welcome to R.O. Ranch

Experience R.O. Ranch

Visitors to the R.O. Ranch Equestrian Park will take home a wealth of memories in the many photographs and images taken in the park. The park offers a natural and cultural setting that exhibits the beauty and simplicity of North Central Florida.

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The theme of the park is set in the Florida "cracker" style of the 1920s. All of the buildings and facilities are reminiscent of that era with white board siding and tin roofs. The inspiring scenery at the park is like a step back in time. Visitors will experience the sights, smells, and sounds of the original Florida. The sight of cracker cows grazing in the flatwoods, the smell of flowering magnolias, the sounds of rustling cabbage palms, a horseback ride down one of the many trails offers the visitor time to reflect on the past and present-day lives.


Every aspect of the park will cater to horses and their owners. While other recreationalists are welcome, the facilities will be designed with the horse, the owner, and the environment in mind. The park is ideally located adjacent to 20,000 acres of public land that's open to horses.


Campground Wi-Fi

Due to very limited cell phone service in our area, the RO Ranch campgrond offers free wi-fi service to our visitors.



(Board meetings are open to the public) 


The R.O. Ranch, Inc. Board of Directors will hold its monthly meeting on the 1st Thursday of each month beginning at 6:30 pm. 


Location: R.O. Ranch Visitors Center

                   10807 South State Road 51

                    Mayo, FL 32066



2014 Dates:

                        September 4


For more information contact:    (386)294-1475



Visitors Center Hours


Please STOP and check in at the Visitors Center Office Building prior to proceeding to campground or trailhead. 

Bring current Coggins for each horse brought into the park.


RO Ranch Trails: 7:30am - Dusk  (Please give yourself plenty of daylight to return to trailhead when out riding the trails).


Campground Check-In


If you plan to check in after office hours, please make arrangements with a staff member.


Day-Use Riders


If a staff member or volunteer is unavailable to receive your day-use fees please place the a check or cash in the secure drop box which is located next to the kiosk at the Owl Creek Trailhead along with the required forms (in the kiosk).   This is located just past the Visitor's Center office on the righthand side of the road. 



 October 11th-12th, 2014: ACTHA RIDE

October 31st- November 2nd: Cracker Horse Association

 November 7th, 2014: Full Moon Ride

 November 7th-9th, 2014: Levy County Horse Club

 December 6th, 2014: Full Moon Ride

 December 6th-7th 2014: ACTHA RIDE


If your trail riding club is interesting in planning a visit to the R.O. Ranch please contact us for more information. We offer group special rates!!



Full Hook-up (electric & water) & Primitive Campsites still available for some events

(See Schedules Page for full details and a list of all our upcoming events & clinics)