National Wildlife Refuge
|11372 Highway 143
Farmerville, LA 71363 - 0201
Phone Number: 318-726-4400
|Visit the Refuge's Web Site:
|Handy Brake NWR is a small wetland refuge which provide excellent wintering habitat for waterfowl|
Several interpretive panels are located on the observation platform. Occasionally refuge staff may do informal interpretation when they encounter refuge visitors.
Wildlife observation is the primary public use of Handy Brake NWR. The ramp to the Observation tower passes through beautiful bottomland hardwoods, which are home to many woodland birds, squirrels, deer and other wildlife. Thousands of ducks can be observed during the winter months. The observation tower has benches and is visited frequently throughout the year. All access to the refuge is restricted to the area around the tower. With the proper equipment, wildlife photography opportunities abound.
The Observation Tower is open year round during daylight hours.
There is no entrance fee.
|- Refuge Profile Page -|