Texas Safety Rest Areas feature a number of benefits designed to better serve travelers in Texas.

Each of the state's 80 Safety Rest Areas feature restrooms that are open 24 hours daily. Most rest areas have attendants on duty 24 hours a day. The remaining facilities have attendants on duty from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

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Safety Rest Areas: Polk County Northbound

(Renovated Facility opened December 2007)
Polk County Southbound is the partner for Polk County Northbound
2 sets of Men's and Women's Restrooms Drinking Water Family/Assisted Restroom Handicap Access Interpretive Displays Picnic Tables

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Sketch of the Northbound site plan
Ceramic mosaic of an Indian Chief (Alabama-Coushatta tribe who still lives in the area)
View under the "cupola"
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View of Polk County Safety Rest Area
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Location

  • US 59 - Northbound, north of Leggett
  • Latitude = 30.8365 Longitude = -94.8619

Features

  • 2 sets of Men's and Women's Restrooms
  • Interpretive Displays
  • Air-conditioned lobby and restrooms
  • Picnic Tables
  • Drinking Water
  • Playground
  • Family/Assisted Restroom
  • Separate Truck and Passenger Parking
  • Handicap Access

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    Miscellaneous

    • Renovated facility opened December 2007 with expanded building and parking areas.
    • Polk County, named after President James K. Polk, was one of twenty-three counties formed by the first state legislature of Texas in 1846
    • The Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation is east of Livingston on U.S. Highway 190. Three streams in Polk County bear the names of Coushatta chiefs: Long King, Long Tom, and Tempe

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