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Safety Rest Areas: Concho County

(Reconstructed opened in Spring 2021)
Drinking Water Family/Assisted Restroom Handicap Access Interpretive Displays Men's and Women's Restrooms Picnic Tables

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View of lavatory area inside a restroom
Ceiling detail featuring the Texas Lone Star
Interpretive displays of local features in building lobby area
The building form is a tribute to frontier forts in west central Texas area
spacer View of the new reconstructed Concho County Safety Rest Area
View of the new reconstructed Concho County Safety Rest Area


  • US 87 - west of Eden, serving traffic both directions
  • Latitude = 31.2177 Longitude = -99.9622


  • Air-conditioned lobby and restrooms
  • Interpretive Displays
  • Diaper Changing stations
  • Men's and Women's Restrooms
  • Drinking Water
  • Picnic Tables
  • Family/Assisted Restroom
  • Security Surveillance
  • Handicap Access

  • Vending Machines



    • Reconstructed facility completed in Spring 2021. The new limestone building was inspired by frontier forts, notably Fort Concho in nearby City of San Angelo. The new building incorporates exhibits of local features, including replicas of rock pictographs found along the banks of Concho River.
    • The county derives its name from the Concho (or "Shell") River, which in turn was named for the large number of mussels found there
    • Nearby attractions include boating, hunting, fishing, the Paint Rock pictographs, and the Concho County Fair, which is held annually in August and September