Kenedy County Safety Rest Area
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Kenedy 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.

Kenedy County 


  • US 77, about 20 miles south of Kingsville, located in the median serving traffic both directions.
  • Latitude/longitude: 27.1335, -97.7928


  • Two sets of men's and women's restrooms.
  • Family/assisted restroom.
  • Diaper changing stations.
  • Handicap access.
  • Drinking water.
  • Picnic tables.


  • Reconstructed facility completed and opened in 2001 on existing site - Received Honor Award from the Texas Society of Architects 2002.
  • The site's live oak trees, usually held low by the coastal winds, set the tone for the new design with tree-like metal roofing canopy and details best viewed from below.
  • The linear facility aligns its length to an existing tree arcade to create a state of undisrupted continuity.
  • Kenedy County was named after the local Kenedy family that founded King Ranch in 1847 which was the largest ranch in the area.