The Morehouse Parish lifestyle. Convenient, Comfortable Living.

Making Economic Strides

Morehouse Parish possesses all thats needed for a healthy, active and safe lifestyle

Achieving Academic Success



Morehouse Parish has actively supported the development of the wood pellet industry and utility-scale solar power production.



Morehouse provides easy, independent living for active seniors alongside convenient access to medical care and wellness.



Recreation opportunities include hunting, fishing, water sports, camping, biking, museums, fine shopping & festivals!



Indoor and outdoor settings are available for beautiful weddings, family reunions, corporate getaways, and so much more!



Our hidden gems may be just what you're looking for to make your business idea sparkle. View our often overlooked assets or exciting features.

Welcome to Morehouse Parish

Our location


Morehouse Parish, Louisiana is well-positioned at the Louisiana-Arkansas border on the 4-lane U.S. Hwy. 165 near I-20. The parish offers the location advantages of a rural community adjacent to the Monroe metropolitan labor market area.

There are unique shopping opportunities in the downtown and many visitors love to shop the expansive selection of hunting and outdoor recreation products at Simmons’s Sporting Goods on North Washington. Retail areas on the east side of Bastrop offer a variety of large stores that will provide for most of you shopping needs.

In 2013 International Paper donated the Bussey Brake Reservoir to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. Since that time, numerous projects have taken place to return this reservoir to a premier fishing area in Northeast Louisiana. On July 15, 2020 the Bussey Brake Wildlife Management Area opened to the public.

Upcoming Events

2023 Chemin-A-Haut Run & Walk

By Morehouse Parish |

When: October 21, 2023 Where: Bastrop, LA Details: • 4 Mile Trail  |  $25  |  8:30-11am • 1 Mile Walk  |  $25  |  8:30-11am The 2022 Chemin-A-Haut 4 Mile Trail…

Morehouse May Madness

By Morehouse Parish |

When: first Saturday in May Where: Bastrop, LA Cost: FREE Morehouse May Madness is a street festival celebrating Morehouse Parish with the focus being on historic downtown Bastrop, LA. The…

About our Organization

was founded by community stakeholders as a non-profit organization in 1984 to focus on diversification of area business. The organization serves the City of Bastrop, Villages of Bonita, Collinston, Mer Rouge, Oak Ridge and communities of Log Cabin and Beekman. The organization is proactive in strategic planning for developing the economy of the parish through marketing of area resources. For assistance with your business ideas, expansion or relocation of you business please contact us.

Community Business Partners

"Drax has benefited greatly from the support and committed leadership in Morehouse Parish. We are very pleased with our business and community partnerships and look forward to helping build the Morehouse Parish region as it continues to unlock its potential.”

- Matt White -
EVP, North America Operations, Drax

“Our workers and exceptional local support have been instrumental in the success of the Bastrop facility."


- Bill Bryant -
President DG Foods

“Bastrop is a great place with really good people.”


- William John -
John N John


Capital One Bank Building
Suite A 101 South Franklin St.
Bastrop, Louisiana 71220

Office: 318-283-4000

Fax: 318-283-0651