Visit Morehouse Parish in Northeast Louisiana


Set against a tranquil background of southern tradition, rural legends and sub-tropical weather, you’ll fall in love with Morehouse Parish in northeast Louisiana. Seeing pictures in the clouds on a lazy summer afternoon and catching bass and bream are a way of life in Morehouse Parish. Bayou Bartholomew, the Bonne Idee, the Upper Ouachita, Handy Brake National Wildlife Refuge, Mer Rouge Horseshoe Lake, Bussey Brake and Chemin-A-Haut State Park can be found in Morehouse Parish. Go turkey hunting, deer hunting or duck hunting in Jones. Squirrels chatter in trees and coyotes howl at night. So, bring your binoculars, your camera, your hunting gear and your fishing pole; because when you come to Morehouse Parish; you’ll be in Sportsman’s Paradise.

During the Spring, Morehouse Parish comes alive with the color yellow. See yellow Forsythia, Jasmine and Daffodils bloom casting a golden glow of beauty. Fragrant Magnolia blossoms are reminders of the old South. Multicolored Azaleas are a feast for the eyes. Redbuds awaken from their Winter sleep and Crape Myrtles rise from their beds. Beards of Spanish moss decorate ancient Live Oak trees.

Morehouse Parish points of interests include the Bonita Village Museum, the Snyder Museum and Creative Arts Center, the Rose Theatre, the Morehouse Country Club, the Collinston Museum, the Starr Homeplace and Kalorama Nature Preserve. At the Morehouse Parish Farmers Market you’ll find every imaginable veggie. Corn, sweet potatoes, and cotton make agriculture a major industry in Morehouse Parish. Don’t miss the antique shops and shop-till-you-drop spots. While visiting Bastrop, known as “Hometown Louisiana, tour the restored historic Morehouse Parish Courthouse which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Hear church bells ring in happy anticipation. No one needs to be lost or alone because Morehouse Parish offers everyone their very own church home.*

To have your questions answered concerning Morehouse Parish, stop at the Visitor Center located at 124 North Washington in Bastrop. Southern hospitality, at its best, is waiting for you.

*Courtesy of Barbara Sharik

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