The Friends of the Carr Cabin  are widely eclectic group of conservation-minded citizens, scientists, educators, historians, preservation specialists and others who have joined in partnership with the US Forest Service to revitalize and interpret a Cracker-style cabin retreat used by the family of the renown Florida naturalist Archie Carr for three generations.

The structure, built in 1938 on 46 acres of scrub and forest on Lake Nicotoon, was donated to the Ocala National Forest in 2007 along with the land by Archie’s brother, Dr. Tom Carr, a noted radio-astronomer and physicist. We hope by sharing the specifics of the cabin, its restoration, and the surrounding landscape, we will help enlarge the natural and cultural richness of Florida.


Watch & learn more!

Watch these videos by Equinox Documentaries to learn about the restoration and legacy of the Carr Family Cabin!

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A view from the cabin to the lake - painting by E. Blair
Cabin restoration video

The Carr Family Cabin — Celebrating a Forgotten Place in the Florida Scrub

A Portal into the Timeless Wisdom of Archie Carr