Rest Areas Combined-USA

 

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Last updated 12/05/2016

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Includes 2773 locations in the following areas:

  • United States: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY
  • some may be in: AB, MB, MEX, NB, ON, QC (near a border)

Regularly updated POI csv file for the combined rest areas in the lower 48 states. This file includes rest areas with restrooms as well as rest areas without restrooms, some truck rest areas with restrooms, rest areas with scenic views, historical rest areas, turnouts, rest areas that are under construction, etc.

(A file with ONLY Rest Areas with Restrooms is linked below.)

NOTE
The data in Column C and in Column D, has been configured in a manner that allows sorting on the following:

  • Column C can be sorted by State, Highway and Direction of travel.
  • Column D can be sorted by which facility is wanted. RR, PT, VM, Pets, HF, Misc (includes RV Dump,Phones,Scenic views,etc) I believe most users would sort on RR, however,this will not be necessary since there is now a file listing only those locations that have restroooms.

This tutorial outlines some of the nomenclatures used in the combined list of rest areas in the lower 48 states.

The coordinates shown, in the great majority, are the coordinates for the entrance to the "location" off ramp.

#1 "Locations" are Rest Areas, Welcome Centers, Service Plazas or Turnouts. Every attempt was made to get the off ramp entrances for both directions of travel on a highway.

#2 The message shown on the GPSr will typically be "CA,I-5,SB,WILLOWS REST AREA, MM608" with the expanded information (COLUMN D) typically "RR, PT, VM, Pets, HF" where : RR=Rest Rooms, PT=Picnic Tables, VM=Vending Machines, Pets=Pet Walking Area, HF=Handicapped Facilities, RV Dump=self explanatory, Food=a restaurant of some sort, Gas= available, MM=Mile Marker (NT)=No Trucks

#3 If the location has RR it has,in all cases, phones available

#4 If the location is located in the center or median strip of the highway this will be shown as "FL,FL TP,NB,SNAPPER CREEK SERVICE PLAZA LEFT EXIT, MM19" to allow time to get in proper lane.

#5 In many cases, the location will not be directly off the highway. This will be show as "AZ,I-40,WB,PAINTED CLIFFS WELCOME CENTER FOLLOW SIGNS, MM358" If any of these locations are significantly off the highway or in an area with cross highway/streets, additional coordinates are provided and these are placed at the target
destination. These are noted with the word "ADDRESS" in column C.

One recommendation: When you set the proximity alert for this file - do yourself a favor - set the alert for 1-2 miles to give yourself ample time to get into the correct lane with ease & safety.

Credit for the original file goes to Retired Technician (RT) and also for his POI Verifier software which caught (and still catches) input errors. Thanks RT! A special thanks also goes to MrKenFL for all the time and effort he put in to maintaining this file for 8 years. Thanks MrKenFL!

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Change History

  • mahoney - Dec 5, 2016
    Updated the Closed/Open status of the rest areas in California.

  • mahoney - Dec 4, 2016
    Upgraded the status for the California I-10 rest areas.

  • mahoney - Nov 19, 2016
    Added Grand Bay Welcome center in AL and the Sumter county welcome center in AL is now open.

  • TXRVer - Nov 19, 2016
    TXRVer submitted 6 picnic/parkings areas, 3 in TX and 3 in NM. None of these have restrooms.

  • TXRVer - Oct 30, 2016
    Submitted 4 Picnic/Parking areas in TX and 1 in NM. None of these have restrooms.

  • maddog67 - Oct 27, 2016
    Noted that the Ohio warren rest areas MM34 on I-71 are closed. NB due to Jeremiah Bridge construction and SB for renovation

  • mahoney - Oct 27, 2016
    Added service plaza tourist information center on Rt-3 MA.

  • mahoney - Oct 23, 2016
    4 of the 8 travel plazas in Indiana are closed for reconstruction.

  • mahoney - Oct 21, 2016
    Added Welcome Center on I-495 Long Island Expressway and also 4 basicallly truck rest areas.

  • davecantor - Oct 10, 2016
    Submitted RR operating hours for some rest areas in CT

  • TXRVer - Oct 3, 2016
    Submitted 3 closed rest areas. 1 in OK and 2 in AR.

  • davecantor - Sep 30, 2016
    Submitted restricted hours for the CT North Stonington Rest Area Restrooms. 8am-4pm

  • mahoney - Sep 22, 2016
    Updated the MM numbers for the rest areas in CT using Google Earth.

  • davecantor - Sep 22, 2016
    Noted that the rest area in CT on I-95 at MM65.5 is closed. No est for reopening.

  • davecantor - Sep 13, 2016
    Submitted a reopened rest area on RI I-95 NB at MM6.2. Also corrected MM locations on NB and SB rest areas.

  • mahoney - Sep 1, 2016
    Added 6 new locations.

  • bobinot - Aug 6, 2016
    Submitted a picnic/parking area,no restrooms on US-24 in Illinois.

  • mahoney - Jul 29, 2016
    Added additional areas with restrooms.

  • BCfromKY - Jun 29, 2016
    Corrected the coord for the Gordon County Rest Area at GA I-75 SB, MM320

  • TXRVer - Jun 22, 2016
    Noted that the rest area on OK, I-35, NB at MM224 is closed.

  • BCfromKY - Jun 19, 2016
    Noted that the Hart County Rest Area located in KY on I-65 SB, MM60 is closed due to a fire.

  • mahoney - May 24, 2016
    Updated the status of the CA rest areas

  • mahoney - May 20, 2016
    Rest area on I-77 SB in SC is closed.

  • mahoney - May 20, 2016
    GA welcome centers at I-185 NB MM10,I-75 NB MM3, I-85 NB MM0.5 AND I-95 NB MM1 closed for renovation

  • JD4x4 - May 10, 2016
    Noted that the RV Dump at the MD I-95 SB welcome center has been removed during renovation.

  • mahoney - May 4, 2016
    Updated the status of the rest areas in CA and IL.

  • alw1950 - May 1, 2016
    Noted that the Willow Creek Rest Areas on I-39 in Illinois are now open.

  • mahoney - Apr 6, 2016
    Corrected the coordinates for the GUILDERLAND SERVICE PLAZA on the NY Thruway. Also added additional MM numbers to the file..

  • TGblaisdell - Apr 6, 2016
    Submitted corrections for the Grantville and Naungalo rest areas in PA.

  • jgermann - Apr 6, 2016
    Submitted some changes to the MM column in the file.

  • Strephon_Alkhalikoi - Mar 28, 2016
    Submitted corrections to make sorting on MM easier.

  • mahoney - Mar 27, 2016
    Moved 7 locations from No restrooms to these locations have restrooms. Also added 3 new locations.

  • TXRVer - Mar 27, 2016
    Noted: The names on US-287 rest areas Wise and Hardeman should be reversed.

  • davecantor - Mar 27, 2016
    submitted 2 CT state police hdq locations in CT (I-95 & I-395). These have 1 restroom available for public and they also have a

  • alleghany - Mar 7, 2016
    Noted the hours that the Missouri welcome center is open for business. Shows in column D.

  • mahoney - Mar 7, 2016
    Updated the file

  • CraigW - Mar 4, 2016
    48 BMP

  • mahoney - Feb 29, 2016
    Updated the open/closed status of the interstate rest areas in CA.

  • mahoney - Feb 21, 2016
    This completes my initial update of the file. Increase of over 400 locations

  • mahoney - Feb 19, 2016
    Update completed thru UT.

  • mahoney - Feb 15, 2016
    Completed the file update thru SD. Net increase of 19 locations.

  • mahoney - Feb 11, 2016
    Corrected an unusable record.

  • mahoney - Feb 11, 2016
    Completed the update thru OH.

  • CraigW - Feb 11, 2016
    Submitted 2 closed locations in AZ.

  • mahoney - Feb 8, 2016
    Completed the updating thru NY. Increase of 166 locations.

  • t1white - Feb 8, 2016
    Submitted an updated listing of the rest areas in Missouri.

  • mahoney - Feb 2, 2016
    Updated the file thru Maine.

  • Panache - Feb 2, 2016
    Submitted a closed rest area in Wetumpka,AL

  • jgermann - Jan 29, 2016
    Submitted changes to prevent alerts occuring in the opposite direction thru CA.

  • TXRVer - Jan 29, 2016
    Submited some changes in OK and TX.

  • davecantor - Jan 29, 2016
    Submitted changes for RI.

  • raineyde - Jan 29, 2016
    Submitted a closed location on I-75 in Charlotte County,FL

  • mahoney - Jan 25, 2016
    Update completed thru Florida. Net increase of 35 locaitions.

  • mahoney - Jan 19, 2016
    Completed updating AL,AR,AZ and CA. Net increase of 24 locations.

  • jgermann - Jan 19, 2016
    Adjusted the coord for AL, AR and AZ to prevent alerts when traveling in the opposite direction.

  • BCfromKY - Jan 16, 2016
    Submitted coord adustment for the TN EB I-24 MM133 and the GA SB I-75 MM319.

  • CraigW - Jan 14, 2016
    Submitted a change to the coord for a location in AZ. NB I-17 MM297

  • mahoney - Jan 14, 2016
    Corrected errors that occured during the updating.

  • mahoney - Jan 14, 2016
    reintroduced 4th column info, added over 40 new locations

  • GlobeTurtle - Jan 14, 2016
    changed maintainer from Vito to Mahoney

  • CraigW - Nov 25, 2015
    adjusted coordinates for I-17 MM312 and MM297 exits

  • JM - Nov 2, 2015
    changed character encoding from UTF-8 to ASCII

  • Vito - Oct 30, 2015
    updated file

  • GlobeTurtle - Oct 30, 2015
    Changed maintainer from MrKenFL to Vito

  • MrKenFL - Dec 9, 2014
    File updated to Ver. BO on 12/9/2014. 34 Additions, deletions, corrections made in 9 states

  • MrKenFL - Oct 13, 2014
    Updated 10/13/2014 to Ver. BN with 11 changes and increase of 4 locations in MA, NC, OH, RI

  • MrKenFL - Sep 6, 2014
    RAC updated to Ver BM 9/6/14 with 2 additions bringing total to 2279 locations. Added 1 in each in OH & WA

  • MrKenFL - Aug 9, 2014
    Updated to Ver BL on 8/9/2014 with an increase of 2 locations , both in Arkansas

  • MrKenFL - Jun 29, 2014
    Updated to ver BK on 6/29/2014 Location increase to 2275

  • MrKenFL - Mar 15, 2014
    Updated to Ver. BJ on 3/15/2014 with 21 changes in 11 states !

  • MrKenFL - Feb 12, 2014
    2/12/2014 Updated to Ver. BI 11 changes in 4 States, Net increase of 1 location.

  • MrKenFL - Dec 6, 2013
    Ver BH 12/6/13 11 changes in 3 states (AZ, OH, VT) Net increase of 2 locations

  • MrKenFL - Oct 13, 2013
    10/13/13 Updated to Ver. BG - Increase of 8 locations in 11 states !

  • MrKenFL - Aug 12, 2013
    Updated to Ver. BF - decrease of 2 locations - changes in 6 states

  • MrKenFL - Jul 7, 2013
    7/7/13 Updated to Ver. BE with 39 changes including 18 additions !

  • MrKenFL - Jun 17, 2013
    Updated 6/17/13 to Ver. BD Changes in 6 states (AZ, MA, NY, OK, PA, VT)

  • MrKenFL - May 9, 2013
    6 Changes in 4 states (CA, OK, TX, WV) - decrease of 1 location !

  • MrKenFL - Mar 7, 2013
    Updated to Ver. BB on 3/7/13. 23 changes in 4 states (MD, MO, NM, PA), decrease of 3 locations

  • MrKenFL - Mar 7, 2013
    Updated to Ver BB on 3/7/13 - total decrease of 3 locations in 4 states( MD, MO, NM, PA)

  • MrKenFL - Jan 22, 2013
    Updated file to Ver. BA - 27 changes in 4 states (CA, IN, NC, TX)

  • MrKenFL - Dec 6, 2012
    Ver. AZ with 33 Changes in 5 States. (IL, IN, OR, TX, UT)

  • MrKenFL - Oct 5, 2012
    Updated to Ver. AY on 10/5/2012 - added 11 locations

  • MrKenFL - Aug 30, 2012
    Updated to Ver. AX - 23 changes, increase of 3 locations

  • MrKenFL - Jul 31, 2012
    7/31/2012 Correction to SB coordinates to Rest Area SB on I73/I-74 in NC. Leaving version at AW

  • MrKenFL - Jul 30, 2012
    Update to Ver. AW on 7/30/2012, Increase of 12 locations in 5 states (CO, NC, NM, NV, TX)

  • MrKenFL - Jul 2, 2012
    21 changes with 6 added locations in 5 states.( CA, ME, NY, NV, UT ) Changed to Ver. AV

  • MrKenFL - May 19, 2012
    Updated to Ver. AU on 5/19/12 - Changes in TX & CA

  • MrKenFL - Apr 12, 2012
    6 additions in 4 states. Brings Ver. to AT on 4/12/12

  • MrKenFL - Mar 22, 2012
    Updated to Ver. AS on 3/22/2012. Many insignificant changes to rest area in NM !

  • MrKenFL - Feb 24, 2012
    Updated to Ver. AR on 2/24/2012 - minor corrections

  • MrKenFL - Jan 23, 2012
    Updated to Ver AQ on 1/23/2012 - 14 changes

  • MrKenFL - Dec 21, 2011
    Updated to ver. AP. 12/21/2011

  • MrKenFL - Oct 18, 2011
    Ver: AN 10/8/2011 Made 27 Additions/Deletions/Corrections in 7 States. (AL, AR, FL, MO, MS, NC, TN)

  • MrKenFL - Sep 7, 2011
    Made 24 Additions/Deletions/Corrections in 5 States. (CA, NC, NH, NV, TX)