Handy Brake National Wildlife Refuge
Handy Brake National Wildlife Refuge is located just north of Bastrop in Morehouse Parish, north central Louisiana. The refuge was established in 1988 with the southeast's first fee title transfer of a Farmer's Home Administration tract (466 acres) to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. A free lease of 38 acres from International Paper Company increased the refuge to the current 501 acres. An observation platform overlooks a permanent wetland, which is excellent habitat for wintering waterfowl, wading birds and many other wetland dependent species.

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Contact Handy Brake National Wildlife Refuge

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
11372 Highway 143
Farmerville, Louisiana  71363 - 0201
Phone: 318-726-4400


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Morehouse Parish, Louisiana

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