Directions to KPC Nelson Farms 

From Houston via Interstate Highway 10 

  • From I-10 at Katy, take the Pin Oak Road Exit, Exit 741 and turn north/right onto Pin Oak Road. 
  • At the light about 1/2 mile north of I-10, turn left onto US Highway 90. 
  • After about 0.2 mile, turn right (north) onto Avenue D which very shortly will become Katy-Hockley Road. 
  • Drive north approximately 8 miles from Highway 90 to where the road tees at a stop sign, and turn left onto Sharp Road.
  • Follow Sharp Road as follows: 
    • after about ½ mile, Sharp Road makes a right turn to the north; 
    • after another 1.2 miles, Sharp Road turns left (to the west). Hendrick's Kennels is at this intersection. RESET YOUR TRIP METER OR CHECK YOUR ODOMETER HERE. 
  • From the turn at Hendricks Kennels: 
    • NELSON FARMS MAIN ENTRANCE is about 2.1 miles – turn left and drive in. 
    • BARN OWL WOODS ENTRANCE is about 1.7 miles, just past the stand of pines – turn left and drive in. 
    • NELSON FARMS WILDLIFE VIEWING PLATFORM is about 2.6 miles on your left, about ¼ mile after the pavement ends. 

From Waller/Points North and Northwest/US Highway 290 West 

NOTE: The gravel portion of Hebert Road at the crossing of Cypress can be flooded 
during/after very heavy rains. Should this be a concern, or if you prefer not driving on a gravel 
road, use the "From Houston via US Highway 290" directions. 

  • From US Highway 290, exit at FM 362 at Waller and turn south on FM 362. (This exit is about 27 miles west of Beltway 8 in Houston, and about 9 miles east of Hempstead.) 
  • Take FM 362 south for about 10.7 miles and turn left (east) onto Hebert Road. (The street signs say Cochran Road to the west and Hebert Road to the east IF AT NIGHT, THE HEBERT ROAD SIGN MAY BE HARD TO SEE.) Landmarks at Hebert Road: green farm buildings on right (northwest corner of intersection) and green sign indicating 10 miles to Brookshire JUST PAST the intersection. 
  • After 3 miles, the pavement turns right/south (Pattison Road), and Hebert continues straight/east as a gravel road – RESET YOUR TRIP METER OR CHECK YOUR ODOMETER HERE and continue straight on the gravel portion of Hebert Road. 
  • From where the pavement ends: 
    • NELSON FARMS MAIN ENTRANCE is about 3.1 miles – turn right and drive in. 
    • BARN OWL WOODS ENTRANCE is about 3.6 miles, at the stand of pines – turn right and drive in. 
    • NELSON FARMS WILDLIFE VIEWING PLATFORM is about 2.7 miles on your right, about ¼ mile after the pavement ends. 

From Houston via US Highway 290 

  • From US Highway 290, exit at Katy-Hockley Road. (This exit is about 18.5 miles northwest of Beltway 8 in Houston.) 
  • Go south on Katy-Hockley Road for just over 8 miles and turn right (west) and you will still be on Katy-Hockley Road. (If you go straight, you would be on Katy-Hockley Cutoff Road.) • Head west for 1 mile to the Stop sign, then keep going straight and you now will be on Sharp Road. 
  • Follow Sharp Road as follows: after about ½ mile, Sharp Road makes a right turn to the north; after another 1.2 miles, Sharp Road turns left (to the west). Hendrick's Kennels is at this intersection. RESET YOUR TRIP METER OR CHECK YOUR ODOMETER HERE. 
  • From the turn at Hendricks Kennels: 
    • NELSON FARMS MAIN ENTRANCE is about 2.1 miles – turn left and drive in. 
    • BARN OWL WOODS ENTRANCE is about 1.7 miles, just past the stand of pines – turn eft and drive in. 
    • NELSON FARMS WILDLIFE VIEWING PLATFORM is about 2.6 miles on your left, about ¼ mile after the pavement ends. 

From Points South and West via Interstate Highway 10 

  • From I-10 take Exit 731 at Brookshire and turn left (north) on FM 1489. 
  • After about 0.5 mile on FM 1489, turn right (east) onto US Highway 90. 
  • Drive 0.5 mile on US 90 and then turn left at the stoplight onto FM 359/362. 
  • Cross the railroad tracks and proceed just over 1/10 mile to where FM 359 and FM 362 split, and stay to the right on FM 362 toward Waller. 
  • After about 10 miles, turn right onto Hebert Road. (The street signs say Cochran Road to the west and Hebert Road to the east; IF AT NIGHT, THE HEBERT ROAD SIGN MAY BE HARDTO SEE.) Landmarks at Hebert Road: green farm buildings on left (northwest corner of intersection) and green sign indicating 10 miles to Waller JUST PAST the intersection. This turn is 1 mile north of where FM 529 heads west to Bellville. 
  • After 3 miles, the pavement turns right/south (Pattison Road), and Hebert continues straight/east as a gravel road – RESET YOUR TRIP METER OR CHECK YOUR ODOMETER HERE and continue straight on the gravel portion of Hebert Road. 
  • From where the pavement ends: 
    • NELSON FARMS WILDLIFE VIEWING PLATFORM is about 2.7 miles on your right, about ¼ mile after the pavement ends. 
    • NELSON FARMS MAIN ENTRANCE is about 3.1 miles – turn right and drive in. 
    • BARN OWL WOODS ENTRANCE is about 3.6 miles, at the stand of pines – turn right and drive in. 

From Houston/Katy via FM 529 

  • Travel west on FM 529 to Katy-Hockley Road and turn right (north). Katy-Hockley Road is: 
    • 10.8 miles west of Texas Highway 6 
    • 8.5 miles west of Barker-Cypress Road 
    • 6 miles west of Fry Road 
    • 1 miles west of Katy-Hockley Cutoff Road 
  • Drive north approximately 2 miles to where the road tees at a stop sign, and turn left onto Sharp Road. 
  • Follow Sharp Road as follows: 
    • after about ½ mile, Sharp Road makes a right turn to the north; 
    • after another 1.2 miles, Sharp Road turns left (to the west). Hendrick's Kennels is at this intersection. RESET YOUR TRIP METER OR CHECK YOUR ODOMETER HERE. 
  • From the turn at Hendricks Kennels: 
    • NELSON FARMS MAIN ENTRANCE is about 2.1 miles – turn left and drive in. 
    • BARN OWL WOODS ENTRANCE is about 1.7 miles, just past the stand of pines – turn left and drive in. 
    • NELSON FARMS WILDLIFE VIEWING PLATFORM is about 2.6 miles on your left, about ¼ mile after the pavement ends.