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: Franklin County Eastbound

Franklin County Westbound is the partner for Franklin County Eastbound
Drinking Water Handicap Access Men's and Women's Restrooms Picnic Tables

View of Franklin County rest area
View of Franklin County rest area


  • IH 30 - Eastbound, 4 miles west of Mount Vernon
  • Latitude = 33.165 Longitude = -95.289
  • Milepost: 143


  • Drinking Water
  • Men's and Women's Restrooms
  • Handicap Access

  • Picnic Tables



    • The county was named for Judge Benjamin C. Franklin, an early Red River County settler
    • Recreation facilities in Franklin and adjacent counties are primarily geared toward outdoor pursuits. Opportunities for boating and fishing abound