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: Walker County Northbound

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

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Another view of the facility through the pine trees
Architect's sketch of the reconstructed facility, to replace the existing facility in the near future
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View of new facility, nested among pine trees
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Location

  • IH 45 - Northbound, north of Huntsville
  • Latitude = 30.7828 Longitude = -95.6595
  • Milepost: 124

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
  • Group Picnic Facility
  • Vending Machines
  • Handicap Access
  • Walking Trail
  • Interpretive Displays

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    Miscellaneous

    • Newly constructed facility 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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