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Safety Rest Areas: Navarro County Northbound

(Newly constructed facility opened Fall 2011)
Navarro County Southbound is the partner for Navarro County Northbound
2 sets of Men's and Women's Restrooms Family/Assisted Restroom Handicap Access Interpretive Displays Picnic Tables Storm Shelter

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An outdoor scultpure canopy inspired by the site's many honey locust trees
A new pedestrian bridge spans a creek at the Northbound site
View of playground area nested among existing trees
Interior view with interactive exhibits and desks for using wifi devices
spacer Front view of the new Navarro County Safety Rest Area
Front view of the new Navarro County Safety Rest Area


  • IH 45 - Northbound, south of Corsicana
  • Latitude = 31.9047 Longitude = -96.3832
  • Milepost: 216


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



    • Newly reconstructed facility opened in November 2011; the new design features gabled roofs and deep porches reminiscent of farming and ranching buldings of the regional Blackland prairie, and with architectural details inspired by the site's honey locust and mesquite trees
    • The county was named Navarro County in honor of José Antonio Navarro, a Texas patriot and a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence
    • Old Fort Parker State Historic Site is off State Highway 14 eleven miles south of Mexia in Limestone County. The 37.5-acre park features a replica of the Fort Parker stockade built by Elder John Parker and some of his relatives and friends in 1834. Facilities include picnic and camping areas, a dining hall, restrooms, and showers.
    • Located in the "Prairies & Lakes" region of Texas. Visit our Texas Highways Magazine to find out interesting places and events happening in this region.