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: Wise County Northbound

Drinking Water Handicap Access Men's and Women's Restrooms Picnic Tables

View of Wise County rest area
View of Wise County rest area


  • US 287 - Northbound, 2 miles north of Decatur
  • Latitude = 33.284 Longitude = -97.6316


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

  • Picnic Tables



    • Wise County was named in honor of Henry A. Wise, a United States Congressman from Virginia, who, during the 1840s, supported the annexation of Texas
    • Lake Bridgeport / Wise Co. Park located 4 miles west of Bridgeport off US 380, offers swimming, year-round fishing, campsites, picnic areas, boat rentals and ramps