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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: Wichita County Southbound

(Closed for Reconstruction)
Wichita County Northbound is the partner for Wichita County Southbound
Drinking Water Family/Assisted Restroom Handicap Access Men's and Women's Restrooms Picnic Tables Storm Shelter

Image Gallery

View of a new picnic arbor
View toward the building entrance of the new facility
spacer View of the newly reconstructed Wichita County Safety Rest Area
View of the newly reconstructed Wichita County Safety Rest Area
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Location

  • US 287 - Southbound, west of Iowa Park
  • Latitude = 33.9657 Longitude = -98.7201

Features

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

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  • Vending Machines

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    Miscellaneous

    • Reconstructed facility anticipated to open in Spring 2022. The new building design is a modern version of a dogtrot, a historical wood house type consisting of two rooms of equal size separated by a breezeway, found in the transitional Crosstimbers and Rolling Plains ecoregions of Wichita Falls area. The new design also has a butterfly roof, intricated brickwork, and clerestory windows to bring natural light into interior spaces.
    • The county was named for the Wichita Indians, who migrated to the area from present Kansas and Nebraska in the middle 18th century. The county's recreational opportunities include Lake Arrowhead State Recreation Area and other area lakes including Lake Wichita located just south of City of Wichita Falls.
    • Sheppard Air Force Base, located just a few miles north of the City of Wichita Falls, is home to the Air Force's largest training wing: the 82nd Training Wing (82 TRW). The base also is home to the 80th Flying Training Wing (80 FTW) which conducts the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training (ENJJPT) program, the only multinationally staffed and managed flying training program chartered to produce combat pilots for both USAF and NATO
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