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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: Walker County Southbound

(Newly constructed facility opened December 2007)
Walker County Northbound is the partner for Walker County Southbound
2 sets of Men's and Women's Restrooms Drinking Water Family/Assisted Restroom Handicap Access Picnic Tables

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View of a picnic arbor across the pond
The new facility is surrounded by pine trees
spacer View of the Southbound facility across a water pond
View of the Southbound facility across a water pond


  • IH 45 - Southbound, north of Huntsville
  • Latitude = 30.8007 Longitude = -95.6841
  • Milepost: 125


  • 2 sets of Men's and Women's Restrooms
  • Picnic Tables
  • Air-conditioned lobby and restrooms
  • Playground
  • Drinking Water
  • Separate Truck and Passenger Parking
  • Family/Assisted Restroom
  • Vending Machines
  • Group Picnic Facility
  • Walking Trail
  • Handicap Access



    • Newly constructed safety rest area opened December 2007.
    • The nearby City of Huntsville was named after Huntsville, Alabama, former home of a pair of brothers who established a trading post in the area in the mid-1830s
    • The Sam Houston National Forest covers most of the southern half of the county. Outdoor recreation opportunities available include wildlife viewing, fishing, trapping, hunting, camping, hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding



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