• Joy Ranch
    Joy Ranch
Joy Ranch (16633 448th Ave, Florence, SD 57235) is located approximately 8 miles northwest of Watertown on SD Highway 20. Warning: Some GPS units and online maps (i.e., Google Maps) will direct you down a prairie trail once you approach Joy Ranch from the east on SD Hwy 20. Be sure you drive west on SD 20 until you reach the intersection of 448th Ave. We know you are coming for an event at an old west town, but you don’t have to arrive in an “old west style” by driving down a prairie trail.

From Aberdeen, SD

Go east on US 12
In Webster, turn right on SD Hwy 25/Main Street and go south 17.1 miles
Turn left onto SD Hwy 20 and go east 17.7 miles
Turn right onto 448th Ave/Co. Rd 19 and go south 1 mile
Welcome to Joy Ranch! The Joy Ranch black entrance gate will be on the west side of the road. Go west on the driveway to the Joy Ranch Welcome Center.





From Brookings/Sioux Falls

Go north on I-29
Take Exit 177, turn left onto US 212/9th Ave S and go west 3.7 miles
Turn right onto SD Hwy 20/10th St E and go north/northwest 7.3 miles
Turn left onto 448th Ave/Co. Rd 19 and go south 1 mile
Welcome to Joy Ranch! The Joy Ranch black entrance gate will be on the west side of the road. Go west on the driveway to the Joy Ranch Welcome Center.

From US Hwy 212

5.8 miles west (from the intersection of US 212 & SD Hwy 20) of Watertown
Turn north onto SD Highway 139/South Lake Drive (look for the "Sandy Shore Recreation Area" sign) and go north 2.2 miles
Turn left onto 448th Ave and continue north 3.5 miles
Welcome to Joy Ranch! The Joy Ranch black entrance gate will be on the west side of the road. Go west on the driveway to the Joy Ranch Welcome Center

From Sisseton, SD:

Go south on I-29
Take Exit 180 onto Co Rd 10/169th St and go west 2.4 miles
Turn left onto US 81/4th St and go south 1 mile
Turn right onto 14th Ave N (at the stoplight) and go west 1.7 miles
Turn right onto SD Hwy 20 and go northwest 7.3 miles
Turn left onto 448th Ave/Co. Rd 19 and go south 1 mile
Welcome to Joy Ranch! The Joy Ranch black entrance gate will be on the west side of the road. Go west on the driveway to the Joy Ranch Welcome Center.