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Safety Rest Areas: Walker County Southbound

(Newly constructed facility opened December 2007)
Walker County Northbound is the partner for Walker County Southbound
2 sets of Men's and Women's Restrooms Drinking Water Family/Assisted Restroom Handicap Access Picnic Tables

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View of a picnic arbor across the pond
The new facility is surrounded by pine trees
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View of the Southbound facility across a water pond
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Location

  • IH 45 - Southbound, north of Huntsville
  • Latitude = 30.8007 Longitude = -95.6841
  • Milepost: 125

Features

  • 2 sets of Men's and Women's Restrooms
  • Picnic Tables
  • Air-conditioned lobby and restrooms
  • Playground
  • Drinking Water
  • Separate Truck and Passenger Parking
  • Family/Assisted Restroom
  • Vending Machines
  • Group Picnic Facility
  • Walking Trail
  • Handicap Access

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    Miscellaneous

    • Newly constructed safety rest area opened December 2007.
    • The nearby City of Huntsville was named after Huntsville, Alabama, former home of a pair of brothers who established a trading post in the area in the mid-1830s
    • The Sam Houston National Forest covers most of the southern half of the county. Outdoor recreation opportunities available include wildlife viewing, fishing, trapping, hunting, camping, hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding

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