Handy Brake National Wildlife Refuge is currently not accessible to the public and has no recreational opportunities.
Handy Brake NWR is currently not accessible to the public and offers no public recreational opportunities.
Location and Contact Information
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. The Refuge is mostly comprised of a permanent wetland, which is excellent habitat for wintering waterfowl, wading birds and many other wetland dependent species.