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Idaho Rest Area Map

Idaho Rest Area Map


Locations depicted on this Idaho rest area map were gathered from the Idaho Department of Transportation. These are all of the state’s official rest areas. Click on each map marker for additional details…

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Idaho Rest Area Rules

The following is a list of rules for Idaho Rest Areas. These rules were adopted by the Idaho Department of Transportation. They have been codified into the Idaho Administrative Code. Text of these rules have been edited for easier reading. To see the full, actual text of the rules, please visit, “Rules for Using Rest Areas in Idaho“.

  1. Maximum length of stay is 10 hours on Interstate rest areas, and 16 hours at all other rest areas.
  2. Camping is not permitted.
  3. Fires are not permitted, except for barbecues and gas grills.
  4. Dogs and cats must be leashed, caged, or under physical control.
  5. Selling services or products, or vending of any kind, is prohibited.
  6. Running your generator all night is prohibited.
  7. Dumping your gray or black tank is prohibited, except into a waste contained designed for this purpose.
  8. Dumping trash that was brought in from your home, or another campsite.
  9. Driving in excess of 15 MPH.
  10. Parking your RV or trailer in a location not designated for such vehicles.

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