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: Hale County Northbound

(Renovated facility opened Spring 2004)
Hale County Southbound is the partner for Hale County Northbound
Drinking Water Handicap Access Interpretive Displays Men's and Women's Restrooms Picnic Tables Storm Shelter

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Close-up view of an interpretive touch-screen display
Interpretive displays of local features inside lobby area
View of a picnic arbor
View of the renovated facility over IH-27
spacer The newly renovated Hale County Safety Rest Areas
The newly renovated Hale County Safety Rest Areas


  • IH 27 - Northbound, approximately 8 miles south of Hale Center
  • Latitude = 33.9314 Longitude = -101.8537
  • Milepost: 29


  • Drinking Water
  • Picnic Tables
  • Handicap Access
  • Storm Shelter
  • Interpretive Displays
  • Vending Machines
  • Men's and Women's Restrooms



    • Renovated facility opened in Spring 2004 with expanded facilities and parking areas
    • Hale County was named for John C. Hale, a soldier in the Texas revolution who died at the battle of San Jacinto