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Safety Rest Areas: La Salle County Northbound

(New facility opened Fall 2014)
La Salle County Southbound is the partner for La Salle County Northbound
2 sets of Men's and Women's Restrooms Drinking Water Family/Assisted Restroom Handicap Access Interpretive Displays Picnic Tables

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View of the shaded playground
View toward a restroom wing
View of welcome sign
Building front entrance at night
spacer Front entrance of the new La Salle County Safety Rest Area
Front entrance of the new La Salle County Safety Rest Area


  • IH 35 - Northbound, approximately 8 miles south of Cotulla
  • Latitude = 28.3196 Longitude = -99.2745
  • Milepost: 59


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



    • Newly constructed facility opened in Fall 2014
    • The building design will reflect vernacular and industrial characteristics of regional structures including barns, dance halls, feed stores. The new building will also incorporate sustainable elements including a traditional windmill, photovoltaic cells and LED lighting
    • La Salle County was named for René Robert Cavelier (1643-1687), a French explorer who assumed the title Sieur de La Salle after the name of a family estate. La Salle led an expedition in and around present day La Salle county around 1685. One of the ships sailed from France for the expedition, La Belle, was discovered in 1995 and was regarded as one of the most important archaeological finds of the century
    • Located in the "South Texas Plains" region of Texas. Visit our Texas Highways Magazine to find out interesting places and events happening in this region.