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Florida Forest Service


photo of hunter and dog
Russell Johnson

The Carr Unit is a small (almost 600 acres) section of the Blackwater State Forest in Santa Rosa County, four miles northwest of Holt and Highway 90. The major recreational activity on this area is a special opportunity released quail hunt.

The Blackwater Fisheries Research and Development Center is located on the Carr Unit. The facility, part of the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail, is a popular spot for viewing wading birds. Camping is prohibited on the area.


FWC Facts:
Whooping cranes, the tallest of North American birds, stand nearly 5 feet tall. Their wingspan measures between 7 and 8 feet.

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