Donley County Safety Rest Area
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Donley 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.

Donley County

Donley County eastbound


  • IH 40 - Eastbound, 1 hour drive east of Amarillo.
  • Latitude/longitude: 35.1792, -100.8353
  • Mile marker: 129

Donley County northbound


  • US 287 - Northbound, 4 miles east of Hedley.
  • Latitude/longitude: 34.8269, -100.6101

Donley County southbound


  • US 287 - Southbound, 4 miles east of Hedley.
  • Latitude/longitude: 34.8324, -100.6197


  • Two sets of men's and women's restrooms.
  • Interpretive displays.
  • Air-conditioned lobby and restrooms.
  • Picnic tables.
  • Diaper changing stations.
  • Playground.
  • Drinking water.
  • Separate truck and passenger parking.
  • Family/assisted restroom.
  • Storm shelter.
  • Handicap access.
  • Vending machines.


  • Newly constructed facility opened in Spring 2003.
  • Facility design is a playful representation of the Art Deco architecture associated with Route 66 (former name of I-40).
  • Interpretive displays in lobby areas.
  • Northbound and southbound: The railroad design theme reflects nearby Hedley's historic role as a "railroad hamlet" where cattle were loaded onto rail cars for transportation to distant markets.
  • Northbound and southbound: Water from roofs and run-offs is collected and recycled for irrigation.