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Texas Safety Rest Area Program - Locations
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Safety Rest Areas: Navarro County Southbound

(Newly constructed facility opened Fall 2011)
Navarro County Northbound is the partner for Navarro County Southbound
2 sets of Men's and Women's Restrooms Family/Assisted Restroom Handicap Access Interpretive Displays Picnic Tables Storm Shelter

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Interior view of lobby with interpretive exhibits of local features
Outdoor interpretive display of native flora and fauna
An outdoor sculpture depicts a buffalo once roamed the land
View of front entrance to the new Navarro County Safety Rest Area
spacer Entrance sign welcomes travelers to the newly reconstructed facility
Entrance sign welcomes travelers to the newly reconstructed facility


  • IH 45 - Southbound, south of Corsicana
  • Latitude = 31.913 Longitude = -96.3976
  • Milepost: 216


  • 2 sets of Men's and Women's Restrooms
  • Picnic Tables
  • Air-conditioned lobby and restrooms
  • Playground
  • Family/Assisted Restroom
  • Separate Truck and Passenger Parking
  • Group Picnic Facility
  • Storm Shelter
  • Handicap Access
  • Walking Trail
  • Interpretive Displays



    • Newly reconstructed facility opened in November 2011; the new design features gabled roofs and deep porches reminiscent of farming and ranching buldings of the regional Blackland prairie, and with architectural details inspired by the site's honey locust and mesquite trees
    • The county was named Navarro County in honor of José Antonio Navarro, a Texas patriot and a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence
    • Old Fort Parker State Historic Site is off State Highway 14 eleven miles south of Mexia in Limestone County. The 37.5-acre park features a replica of the Fort Parker stockade built by Elder John Parker and some of his relatives and friends in 1834. Facilities include picnic and camping areas, a dining hall, restrooms, and showers.
    • Located in the "Prairies & Lakes" region of Texas. Visit our Texas Highways Magazine to find out interesting places and events happening in this region.


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