Getting Here

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Getting Here.

Clay County is southwest of Jacksonville nestled along the St. Johns River in Northeast Florida.  You’ll enjoy experiencing the hospitality from our municipalities and neighborhoods like Orange Park, Green Cove Springs, Penney Farms, Keystone Heights, Fleming Island, Oakleaf and Middleburg.


Clay County is conveniently accessible via interstate, federal and state highways.  Interstate 295, connecting I-95 and I-10, meets Highway 17 (aka: Park Avenue) and Highway 21 (aka: Blanding Boulevard), the two major north-south roadways through the county.


Clay County’s only airport, Keystone Heights Airport, serves as a take-off and landing site for private aircraft, corporate jets  and a variety of air service.  Keystone Heights Airport also provides FBO service. 

Our most convenient international airport is the award-winning Jacksonville International Airport (JAX).  With non-stop service to and from 34 cities, it’s easy to arrive in Northeast Florida to partake in our natural beauty and unique experiences. 


Rental Cars: Our local area is serviced by many rental car companies.  Choose from one of the convenient locations below.

Avis Rent A Car – 1910 Wells Road, Orange Park, Phone:  904-269-8897 

Budget Car Rental – 311 Blanding Blvd., Ste. 7, Orange Park, Phone: 904-272-7033

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Orange Park – 1249 Park Ave., Orange Park, Phone:  904-269-8111

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Middleburg – 1007 Blanding Blvd., Orange Park, Phone: 904-272-0884

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Green Cove Springs – 3340 US Hwy. 17, Green Cove Springs, Phone: 904-529-8900

Hertz Rental Car – 664 Blanding Blvd., Orange Park, Phone: 904-272-8228


By Boat:

There’s no better way to get away from it all, then by experiencing Clay County’s 39 miles of waterways.  While the St. Johns River is the main thoroughfare of our waterways system, there are many creeks and tributaries that will give you access to different views of nature that you’ve never experienced before.  Consider using one of our marinas or boat ramps to help you escape to Clay County.

  • Governors Creek Boat Ramp has two lanes and is located east of U.S. Highway 17 on the north bank of Governors Creek. The site also offers a fishing pier.


  • Lake Brooklyn Boat Ramp is bounded on the west by residential and the south by State Road 100 and the Park of the Palms residential community.  The ramp and surrounding area is located beneath a picturesque live oak canopy.  Specific parking areas are not delineated and the only paved surface is the ramp itself.  Due to long-term low water levels the ramp does not currently provide boating access to Lake Brooklyn.


  • Lake Geneva Boat Ramp is bounded on the east and west by residential neighborhoods and the north by State Road 100. The parking area and ramp are paved. The large, open area west of the ramp provides potential room for expansion of recreational facilities that would complement the boat ramp.  Due to long-term low water levels the ramp does not currently provide boating access to Lake Geneva.


  • Knight’s Marina and Boat Ramp provides 3 ramp lanes and is located off US Highway 17 at the mouth of Black Creek and the St. Johns River.  The parking area and the ramps are paved.  The marina includes 40 wet slips, bait shop, fuel sales, vessel pump-out station, fishing pier, boat loading docks, a covered picnic area and restroom facilities.


  • The Lake Shore Boat Ramp provides two ramp lanes and is located at the northerly end of Lake Shore Drive.  It provides access to Doctors Lake.  The boat ramps and parking area are paved.  There is also a pier adjacent to the boat ramps for loading and unloading as well as a fishing pier.Restrooms and parking are provided.


  • Main Street Boat Ramp is located at the end of Main Street in the Middleburg‑Clay Hill Planning District and serves the Black Creek area.  A restroom and approximately 30 paved parking spaces have been provided.  It is adjacent to Main Street Park, described above.


  • Old Ferry Boat Ramp serves Black Creek and is bounded on the east and west by residential properties.  The ramp and parking area are paved and marked.


  • Shands Boat Ramp and Fishing Pier is located in the Green Cove Springs Planning District east of State Road 16.  It is bounded on the north and south by residential uses.  There is paved parking with overflow.  The Pier was damaged during Hurricane Matthew and restoration will occur soon.


  • Williams Park Boat Ramp is located east of County Road 209 in the Green Cove Springs Planning District.  The boat ramp is somewhat isolated and surrounded by wetlands.  The ramp is not recommended for boats over 20 feet.  It is one-half mile from Williams Park.


  • Magnolia Lake and Lowry Lake Boat Ramps are state-owned facilities on the southern portion of Camp Blanding Wildlife Management Area.Access is limited to the hours when Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission can staff the check station at the Treat Road entrance to Camp Blanding.  Currently this is one morning and one afternoon per week.  As with the published hunt periods on the surrounding Wildlife Management Area, the boat ramp operating hours are subject to change due to military operations on Camp Blanding Joint Training Facility.


    Private Boat Ramps and Marinas


  • Doctors Lake Marina includes two ramps– off U.S. 17 at the Doctors Inlet Bridge in the Fleming Island Planning District.  It provides access to Doctors Lake and the St. Johns River.


  • Whitey's Fish Camp Boat Ramp is located off Doctors Lake on State Road 220 in the Fleming Island Planning District. The ramp is located on Swimming Pen Creek, and provides access to the creek and Doctors Lake.


  • Whitney's Sail Center is located off of U.S. 17 at the Doctors Inlet Bridge.