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Texas Safety Rest Areas feature a number of benefits designed to better serve travelers in Texas.

Each of the state's 80 Safety Rest Areas feature restrooms that are open 24 hours daily. Most rest areas have attendants on duty 24 hours a day. The remaining facilities have attendants on duty from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

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Safety Rest Areas: Knox County Westbound

(Reconstructed facility opened in May 2021)
Drinking Water Family/Assisted Restroom Handicap Access Men's and Women's Restrooms Picnic Tables

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Layered concrete walls also enliven the interior spaces
The restroom interior is filled with natural light
The building's layered concrete walls continue the colorful earth in the cayon behind the facility
The new building looks light and airy thanks to its extensive windowed walls
spacer View of the newly reconstructed Knox County Safety Rest Area
View of the newly reconstructed Knox County Safety Rest Area


  • US 82 - Westbound, east of Benjamin
  • Latitude = 33.5898 Longitude = -99.717


  • Air-conditioned lobby and restrooms
  • Handicap Access
  • Diaper Changing stations
  • Men's and Women's Restrooms
  • Drinking Water
  • Picnic Tables
  • Family/Assisted Restroom

  • Security Surveillance



    • Reconstructed facility opened in May 2021. The new building's stratified, layered concrete wall feature is an architectural continuation of the colorful layered earth that can be observed in the canyon behind the facility.
    • The county was named for Henry Knox, the secretary of war in George Washington's first cabinet
    • Several small reservoirs near Benjamin provide recreational opportunities



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