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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: Coke County

(Reconstructed facility opened Summer 2003)
Drinking Water Handicap Access Interpretive Displays Men's and Women's Restrooms Picnic Tables

Image Gallery

View towards exhibit displays inside lobby area
View of a group picnic arbor
Another view of the new facility just after construction
View towards picnic arbors
spacer View of the new Coke County Safety Rest Area
View of the new Coke County Safety Rest Area


  • US 87 - north of Water Valley, serving traffic both directions
  • Latitude = 31.7017 Longitude = -100.78


  • Air-conditioned lobby and restrooms
  • Interpretive Displays
  • Drinking Water
  • Men's and Women's Restrooms
  • Handicap Access

  • Picnic Tables



    • Reconstructed facility opened in Summer 2003. The new design is driven by Fort Concho, other older buildings, and some of the ranch architecture in the San Angelo area. Materials (local stone) were selected to compliment that found in the buildings of the fort as where forms (two story, porches, fireplace), scale and some details
    • The county was named for Richard Coke, a Texas governor
    • Recreation in the county centers around hunting and fishing at Lake Spence and Oak Creek Reservoir



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