This map of New York Thruway Service Areas was compiled from information obtained from the New York State Thruway Authority. This map is recompiled periodically to keep it up to date. This map also depicts locations of rest areas along the state’s highways and Interstates.
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Overnight Parking at New York Thruway Service Areas
The New York Thruway Authority has issued no rules regarding parking vehicles overnight at its services areas and parking areas. However, these areas are open 24 hours day, 7 days a week. That being said, you are allowed to arrive at these areas late at night and remain for the maximum time limit.
Maximum Time Limit for Parking at Service Areas
The New York Thruway Authority limits you to parking no more than four (4) hours at service areas, rest areas, parking areas, and text stops along the New York State Thruway.
Can You Sleep In Your Car at a Thruway Service Area?
Yes, you can sleep in your car. The Thruway Authority expects drowsy drivers to pull into a service area or parking area and get some sleep before continuing driving. They would prefer you sleep in your vehicle instead of sleeping on the grass, picnic table, or inside its buildings. You just have to make sure you do not remain parked longer than the maximum time limit (see above).