Bell County Safety Rest Area
Texas safety rest areas feature many benefits for travelers in Texas.
Our 76 safety rest areas feature 24-hour restrooms. Most locations have attendants on duty 24 hours a day. Other locations have attendants on duty from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
Bell County northbound
- I-35: northbound, approximately 2 miles south of Salado, midway between Austin and Waco.
- Latitude/longitude: 30.9001, -97.5623
- Mile marker: 281
- Two sets of men's and women's restrooms.
- Picnic tables.
- Air-conditioned lobby and restrooms.
- Drinking water.
- Separate truck and passenger parking.
- Family/assisted restroom.
- Storm shelter.
- Group picnic facility.
- Vending machines.
- Handicap access.
Bell County southbound
- I-35: southbound, approximately 2 miles south of Salado, midway between Austin and Waco.
- Latitude/longitude: 30.9137, -97.5508
- Mile marker: 282
- Bell County was named after Peter H. Bell, Governor of Texas from 1849 to 1853.
- Newly constructed facility opened Fall 2008. The architectural design was inspired by the many grist mills that once stood along nearby Salado Creek.
- Located near Salado, a picturesque, historic village on Salado Creek. Salado Creek was the first designated Texas natural landmark in 1966.