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: La Salle County Southbound

(New facility opened Fall 2014)
La Salle County Northbound is the partner for La Salle County Southbound
2 sets of Men's and Women's Restrooms Drinking Water Family/Assisted Restroom Handicap Access Interpretive Displays Picnic Tables

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View toward a covered playground
Interior view in one of the restrooms
Exterior view of a restroom wing
Night view toward the building front entrance
spacer View of the new La Salle County Safety Rest Area
View of the new La Salle County Safety Rest Area


  • IH 35 - Southbound, approximately 8 miles south of Cotulla
  • Latitude = 28.3237 Longitude = -99.276
  • Milepost: 60


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



    • Newly constructed facility opened in Fall 2014
    • The building design will reflect vernacular and industrial characteristics of regional structures including barns, dance halls, feed stores. The new building will also incorporate sustainable elements including a traditional windmill, photovoltaic cells and LED lighting
    • La Salle County was named for René Robert Cavelier (1643-1687), a French explorer who assumed the title Sieur de La Salle after the name of a family estate. La Salle led an expedition in and around present day La Salle county around 1685. One of the ships sailed from France for the expedition, La Belle, was discovered in 1995 and was regarded as one of the most important archaeological finds of the century
    • Located in the "South Texas Plains" region of Texas. Visit our Texas Highways Magazine to find out interesting places and events happening in this region.