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May 14, 2022

Everything You Need To Plan Your Family Reunion in Clay County, FL

May is Family Reunion Month and there’s no better place to gather with your extended family than in Clay County, Florida. From affordable accommodations to unique gathering spots and a variety of fun activities for all ages of your family, let us help you plan a reunion of your loved ones. 

Here are some helpful tips for planning your next family reunion

Find Accommodations for All Budgets

Let Clay County be your group’s ‘home away from home’ with a variety of accommodations and amenities for every budget. 

Plan Your May 2022 Family Reunion in Clay County

For a full-service stay, the Courtyard by Marriott Jacksonville Orange Park, Hilton Garden Inn Orange Park, and the Holiday Inn & Suites Orange Park – Wells Rd. offer guests a convenient stay near restaurants, shopping, and more. 

Plan Your May 2022 Family Reunion in Clay County

The Days Inn by Wyndham Orange Park/Jacksonville, the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Jacksonville Orange Park, and the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fleming Island offer easy access to Interstate 295 and connecting roadways. 

Plan Your May 2022 Family Reunion in Clay County

For those interested in camping or traveling via RV, explore the possibilities at Camp Blanding Recreation – James E. Johnson Memorial RV Park, Camp Chowenwaw, Gold Head Branch State Park, and Whitey’s Fish Camp

Schedule Outdoor Activities and Adventures

Plan Your May 2022 Family Reunion in Clay County

Plan a picnic day at Spring Park in Green Cove Springs along the St. Johns River. With covered picnic areas, grills, playgrounds, and even a community swimming pool. Settle in for a meal with loved ones, let the little ones play, and make new memories with your family. 

Plan Your May 2022 Family Reunion in Clay County

Rent the ‘Big Cabin’ at Camp Chowenwaw where your group will have access to a kitchen, a meeting room, tables and chairs, and views of Black Creek. A nearby pool, kayak launch, nature center, amphitheater, and campsite facilities are within walking distance of the Big Cabin. With a maximum capacity of 150 people, this gathering space was once part of the campgrounds for the Girl Scouts of the Gateway Council. 

Plan Your May 2022 Family Reunion in Clay County

For indoor fun, set up an afternoon of fun at Orange Park’s Skate Station where your family can skate, play mini-golf, and test their skills at the outdoor rock climbing wall. For a throwback, enjoy pizza and arcade games at the Leaderboard Arcade Bar & Pizzeria

Delegate Roles to Others

Let someone else do the cooking so you can catch up with loved ones during your family reunion. Whether you choose a private caterer or plan a special, on-site meal at one of the area’s restaurants or meeting venues, Clay County offers a variety of affordable and unique dining options. 

For a bit of Hawaiian Fusion cuisine, the folks at Just a Pinch Café and Catering can create a family-friendly meal – at your place or right at their restaurant.  The Hilltop Club & Restaurant specializes in hosting social events, specialty dinners, and catering too. Settings for your event include the nature garden, a poolside event, or one of the many indoor ballrooms.

Plan Your May 2022 Family Reunion in Clay County

And don’t forget to contact Clay County’s Department of Tourism for copies of the latest Explore Clay guidebook. Your guests and family members will enjoy getting to know the area better and have a little something to take home with them too. For more information on planning your next family reunion in Clay County, visit

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