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Destination overview

Nestled along the banks of the St. Johns River, Clay County is home to distinctive yet equally charming areas and neighborhoods, each brimming with opportunities for entertainment. Centrally located just a short drive from Jacksonville and St. Augustine, getting here is easy and an unforgettable experience is guaranteed. Explore scenic trails, native wildlife and sparkling waterways, with rich history, small-town charm and all-day adventures around every turn.

Sports Facilities

Clay County, located southwest of Jacksonville and nestled along the St. Johns River, offers experiences to meet your desired pace and interest. Clay County invites you to enjoy our outdoors and nature, arts, history and adventure.

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Contact Information

Clay Tourism

Kimberly Morgan

(904) 278-3734

Airstream Ventures

Alan Verlander

“Airstream Ventures, a sports marketing and event company, works directly with the Clay County Department of Tourism in strengthening the area’s profile as a sports destination for groups and events throughout the country. Looking to deliver first-class and impactful events to the community with this partnership, Clay County has hosted events such as the USA Amateur Road National Championship, Nitro Rallycross with Travis Pastrana in 2021, the 2022 MotoSurf Continental Cup, USA Cycling’s Great American Road Race, cornhole championships, dance competitions and numerous lacrosse tournaments. Thanks in part to the Airstream Ventures partnership, these events have left a positive economic impact on the county, ultimately increasing tourism in Clay County.”



TDC Sports Grants

With top-of-the-line facilities, fields and resources, our county is proud to serve as the unofficial headquarters for all your sporting event needs. If you’re a part of a sports-related organization or a company that plans to hold sports events or activities within Clay County, you may be eligible for the Tourist Development Council (TDC) Sports Event Grants. These grants are awarded to businesses and organizations that have proven to attract substantial out-of-county publicity for Clay County or have the potential to attract out-of-town visitors who will stay in the area. Take your sports event to the next level with grants that can help you elevate your promotion, marketing, event production, site fees and much more!

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Commissioner Welcome Letter

As Chair of the Clay County Board of Commissioners, I would like to extend a warm welcome to you. Clay County, Florida, is a place with small towns and big passions located southwest of Jacksonville with the entire eastern border nestled along the banks of the scenic St. Johns River. Within the county’s 644 square miles, you will discover natural beauty, rich history, and a vast array of natural and agricultural resources minutes away from lively business environments.

Founded in 1858, our county has developed into a diverse mixture of suburban and rural areas resulting in a vivid panorama of productive, modern living; superior, grade “A” schools; a well-trained, skilled workforce; bustling retail centers and economic vitality. Clay County is a haven for those who love nature and the outdoors, while being home to some of the region’s best golf courses, public parks and walking & bicycling trails. Add the enjoyment of boating, fishing, canoeing or kayaking on our waterways and you can see why people love Clay County.

While you are in Clay County, we invite you to explore the many experiences we have in our small towns. Be sure to enjoy:

• Our rich military history. Whether an historical marker siting the 1716 Fort San Fransisco de Pupo, our Civil War action or the multiple locations used in World War II, like Lee Field, Reynolds Industrial Park and Camp Blanding, we stand by our military’s strength, honor and history. Be sure to visit one of our three area military museums that will engage you in our military story.

• Exploring our more than 93,000 acres of parks, 35 miles of trails and 39 square miles of waterways. You are sure to find some great picture spots.

• Shopping and dining at many of our area small businesses. Delicious coffee from local roasters, unique entrees and familiar favorites are served at our locally owned eateries. Looking for that perfect gift or souvenir to remember your visit, our local retailers feature locally made products, repurposed vintage ware, antiques and specialty gifts. If you run out of time, this trip, please come back to enjoy the uniqueness of the place I call home. I hope you enjoy your time here and look forward to seeing you exploring the small towns and big passions Clay County has to offer throughout the year.



Betsy Condon, Chair
Clay County Board of Commissioners

Clay County Passport

We invite you to explore Clay County’s big passions during your visit, and with our one-of-a-kind passports, your trip will be one to remember.

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Visitor’s Guide

If you can’t wait to learn more about Clay County, FL, then you can download the electronic version of the Visitors Guide here.