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Texas Rest Area Map

Texas Rest Area Map


Locations pinned in the Texas rest area map below were collected from data published by the Texas Department of Transportation. Click on a map pin to see more information…

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Overnight Parking at Texas Rest Areas

The Texas Department of Transportation allows overnight parking at all rest areas, picnic areas, scenic overlooks, roadside parks, and travel information centers. You can stay up to 24 hours maximum.

For a full analysis of laws and regulations concerning parking, camping, and sleeping at Texas Rest Areas, please read the full “Texas Rest Area Rules“.

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2 thoughts on “Texas Rest Area Map”

    • Your best bet for a free (hot) shower is at an Army Corps of Engineers campground. Their showers are reserved for paying campers, however because of budget constraints, and the COVID-19 shutdowns, most of their campgrounds no longer have staffed entrances. Which means, anyone can just drive in without paying or showing that you’ve paid.


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