Prior to the ride, all persons riding horses on R.O. Ranch must complete a daily special-use authorization (SUA), which is obtained at the visitor center.
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Rv Sites
RV, tent, and unlimited primitive camping available. Campground includes 32 beautiful and spacious pull-through RV sites. 30 & 50 amp sites with water and electric available. Each site comes with a picnic area complete with fire ring and grate, plus a sand footing  horse pad with 2 prepositioned panel stalls. Picket line tieout posts also located at horse pad. Our primitive camping does not include the above.  Handicap accessible, family friendly bathhouse facilities with showers. A coin-operated washer & dryer is available. A wastewater dump station and trash dumpster is provided.  Horses are not provided.  
Refunds are not given for weather conditions or for early dismissal.
The Visitor Education Center contains approximately 3,300 square feet of air-conditioned space and 2,700 square feet of wrap-around covered porch. The center is used for registration check in and information about the ranch and surrounding District properties. It will showcase Florida history through exhibits and educational programs. The Visitor Education Center is available for weddings, meetings, family reunions, and other special events. See the Rates page for complete information on required deposits.
Jim Panther Lodge
The lodge is a 3-bedroom, 2 1/2-bath house.The lodge comfortably sleeps 6. Wrap-around porch with picnic table and fire ring.  It has a fully equipped kitchen. Washer and dryer, linens and towels furnished. Television for DVD use only, no cable. There is central heat and air with a old fashioned wood burning stove.
Living Room
Living Room
Dining Room
Master Bedroom
Master Bath
4 Covered Stalls
4 Covered Stalls
Future Plans
Long-range plans include additional camping facilities, cabins, stables, and a cross-country Event course, Dressage arena and paneled arena. New trails are constantly being developed, including a challenging 20-mile Steinhatchee River trail. This trail will follow the river from the park to Steinhatchee Falls.
Tennille Trailhead

South of R.O Ranch located on the Suwanne River Water Mangement District land is the Tennille Trail-head. The Tennille Trailhead is located on SR 51 South just off  of

US Hwy 19. It provides access to a three-mile (one way) trail from Tennille to Steinhatchee Falls.

Equestrian Opportunities on District Land
Most Suwannee River Water Management District lands are natural areas with no developed recreational facilities. But all properties are open to exploration by equestrian (except where specifically prohibited). District lands are managed to offer high quality family experiences to all visitors. For best recreational opportunities on district lands for equestrian use, contact the District's Public Use Coordinator at 386.362.1001 or 800.226.1066 (Fl only). E-mail or visit A recreation guide is available upon request.