Gray County Safety Rest Area
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Gray 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.

Gray County

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  • IH 40 - Westbound, just west of Alanreed.
  • Latitude/longitude: 35.1985, -100.7982
  • Mile marker: 131


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


  • Newly constructed facility opened in Spring 2003.
  • Facility's "Cap Rock" design gets its inspiration from the natural rock outcropping common in the area. Interpretive exhibits inside the lobby provide local information, road, and weather conditions.
  • Equipped with a wind turbine to supply renewable energy to the facility.
  • Gray County, formed in 1876, was named for Peter W. Gray, a lawyer, and politician of the Republic of Texas and Civil War eras.