Walker County Safety Rest Area
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Walker 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.

Walker County

Walker County northbound


  • IH 45 - Northbound, north of Huntsville.
  • Latitude/longitude: 30.7828, -95.6595
  • Mile marker: 124

Walker County southbound


  • IH 45 - Southbound, north of Huntsville.
  • Latitude/longitude: 30.8007, -95.6841
  • Mile marker: 125


  • Two sets of men's and women's restrooms.
  • Picnic tables.
  • Air-conditioned lobby and restrooms.
  • Playground.
  • Drinking water.
  • Separate truck and passenger parking.
  • Family/assisted restroom.
  • Vending machines.
  • Group picnic facility.
  • Walking trail.
  • Handicap access.


  • Newly constructed safety rest area 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.