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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: Gillespie County US 290

(Reconstructed facility opened in 2001)
Gillespie County Ranch Road 1 is the partner for Gillespie County US 290
Drinking Water Handicap Access Men's and Women's Restrooms Picnic Tables

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View of playground
View towards garden from under the wrap-around porch
View at entrance plaza
View of the facility at dusk
spacer View of Gillespie County Safety Rest Area on US 290
View of Gillespie County Safety Rest Area on US 290


  • US 290 - Westbound, between Johnson City and Fredericksburg
  • Latitude = 30.2359 Longitude = -98.6098


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

  • Walking Trail



    • Reconstructed facility completed in 2001 on existing site. The new building is reminiscent of early German-styled buildings popular in Fredericksburg and surrounding areas
    • The site is near Lyndon B. Johnson State Historic Park and Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
    • The county (and its City of Fredericksburg) is a popular tourist's destination with rolling hills, orchards, historic buildings, museums, antique stores, bakeries, and restaurants



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