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 Southbound

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

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View of interpretive displays inside lobby
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View of the main entrance
spacer View of the renovated Hale County Safety Rest Area over IH-27
View of the renovated Hale County Safety Rest Area over IH-27


  • IH 27 - Southbound, approximately 8 miles south of Hale Center
  • Latitude = 33.9368 Longitude = -101.8542
  • 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