Broad Oaks River Pasture - Waller County, Hempstead, TX

The Broad Oaks River Pasture is a beautiful ranch located less than an hour from Houston with a great diversity of land, including rolling pastures with huge oaks, and great river frontage that is very accessible. The majority of the property is high-fenced and has several interior high-fenced areas. Lots of FM road frontage and includes both an improved deer herd and exotics.


The property lies three miles south of Hempstead on FM 1887.

Topography, Rangeland & Habitat

The land is split between uplands with primarily large oaks and elm trees on sandy loam soils with a mix of both open pasture and heavy brush and trees. The land falls down to the river bottom which is a mix of large oaks, pecans, and elm trees in alluvial soils. Most of the river frontage is accessible and there are multiple large sand beaches, a unique feature to have extensive access points along the river. Property along the river is thickly wooded and excellent habitat for wildlife.


The ranch is set up as a fantastic hunting ranch. The entire ranch is high-fenced and has several different high-fenced pastures. Improved genetics have been introduced and the ranch carries tremendous trophy white-tailed deer and includes multiple exotics such as black buck, oryx, addax, buffalo, red lechwe, waterbucks and Pere David’s Deer.

A large wetland unit has been developed for excellent duck hunting and has a water well that pipes water to the unit for full control. Waterfowl hunting is excellent within the Brazos River valley and is a major flyway for ducks.

This area is also known for holding good dove numbers. Several fields are planted for doves on the ranch every year. Plenty of hogs and several blinds are kept outside the high fence area along the river for less controlled hunting opportunities.


Cattle are grazed on the land.


Good roads, multiple low and high fences, and excellent water infrastructure.


Surface water on this ranch includes approximately 2.1 miles of Brazos River frontage, several small ponds, and the wetland unit. There is one large volume irrigation well serviced with 3-phase electricity with the water piped throughout the property, and one smaller water well. The groundwater here is excellent and shallow.


Both single phase and 3 phase electricity is available in multiple areas of the property.


The owner has some minerals that will be sold with the property. There is no production.

Area History

This ranch is also the site of one of the first Plantations in Texas, Bernardo Plantation which was settled from one of the original Austin 300. It was also the staging area for Houston’s troops prior to the Battle of San Jacinto.

Co-brokered by Republic Ranches and Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty

Broad Oaks River Pasture

Waller County, Hempstead, TX

660± Acres