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Alabama Rest Stops

Ways to Make Over-the-Road Driving More Comfortable

If you are planning a road trip through the state of Alabama, it is always important to take note of the various Alabama rest areas and welcome centers along your route. The rest areas and welcome centers in Alabama are designed to give truckers and travelers safe and convenient places to stop for a stretch or to park for a quick nap. When mapping out your trip, we always recommend that you have a few rest areas noted, to ensure access to any amenities you may need while on the road – restroom, pet area, or drinks and snacks – whenever you may need them. Most of the rest areas and welcome centers throughout the state are also monitored and maintained by the Alabama Department of Transportation. This guide covers some of the best rest stops in the state of Alabama, especially for truck drivers and RV travelers.

Alabama Welcome Center – Valley Head

The Alabama Welcome Center is located on I-59 South in Valley Head, AL. This welcome center is one of the state’s first points of contact with over six million visitors each year, sitting at the Alabama-Georgia state line. As just one of Alabama’s eight welcome centers across the state, this rest area includes many services to visitors:

  • Informational brochures
  • Room reservation services
  • Clean restrooms
  • Staff who can provide valuable, first-hand information about local attractions

Baldwin Welcome Center - Seminole

The Baldwin Welcome Center located in Seminole, AL is accessible on the westbound side of Interstate 10 at the Alabama - Florida state line. This welcome center is another one of the state’s first points of contact for travelers coming in through Florida. The Baldwin Welcome Center offers an abundance of information for visitors and even locals traveling through the area. In addition to all of the visitor information, this welcome center also provides:

  • Separate truck and passenger vehicle parking areas
  • Picnic tables
  • Restrooms

Cullman County Rest Area – Cullman

The Cullman County Rest Area in Cullman, AL is located off of mile marker 300 on Interstate 65. This rest area is accessible bidirectionally, with eastbound and westbound access. This rest area offers some of the following amenities:

  • Separate truck and passenger vehicle parking areas - great for truck and RV drivers!
  • RV station
  • Picnic area
  • Vending machines
  • Water
  • Restrooms

St. Clair County Rest Area – Ashville

The St. Clair County Rest Area located in Ashvillle, AL is accessible to both northbound and southbound travelers of Interstate 59. Northbound travelers can access this rest area at milepost 167 and southbound travelers can access this rest area at milepost 164. This rest area offers:

  • 24/7 accessibility
  • Separate semi-truck and passenger vehicle parking areas
  • Picnic tables
  • Vending machines
  • Restrooms
  • RV dump station

Macon County Rest Area – Notasulga

The Macon County Rest Area is located in Notasulga, AL. This rest area serves both northbound and southbound travelers of Interstate 85. This rest area is located at milepost 43 for northbound travelers and milepost 44 for southbound travelers. This rest stop offers some of the following amenities:

  • Restrooms
  • Semi-truck, RV and passenger vehicle parking areas!
  • Picnic and pet area
  • Vending machines
  • Water
  • RV station

With the truck parking area and RV dump station, this rest area is similar to the St. Clair County Rest Area in convenience for both truckers and RV owners.

Chilton County Rest Area – Maplesville

The Chilton County Rest Area, located in Maplesville, AL, is available to both eastbound and westbound travelers of US - 82 at milepost 105. This rest area is one of the most popular rest areas along US - 82 in Alabama, and offers travelers many amenities, including:

  • 24 hour attendant
  • Passenger vehicle parking
  • Picnic and pet-walking area
  • Vending machines
  • Water
  • Restrooms
  • RV and travel trailer dumping station

Dale County Rest Area – Ozark

The Dale County Rest Area in Ozark, AL is available to travelers of US - 231. This rest area is available to both northbound and southbound travelers at milepost 37. Amenities of this rest area include:

  • Separate semi-truck and passenger vehicle parking areas
  • 24-hour attendant
  • Picnic area
  • Pet-walk area
  • Water
  • Restrooms
  • RV station

Covington County Rest Area – Florala

The Covington County Rest Area in Florala, AL serves both northbound and southbound travelers of US - 331. This rest area is accessible bidirectionally at milepost 8. Amenities of this rest area include:

  • Separate semi-truck and passenger vehicle parking areas
  • Vending machines
  • 24-hour attendant
  • Picnic Tables
  • Water
  • Restrooms
  • Overnight parking

Tuscaloosa County Rest Area – Tuscaloosa

The Tuscaloosa County Rest Area is located in Tuscaloosa, AL, and serves both northbound and southbound travelers of Interstate 59 and Interstate 20. This rest area offers:

  • Separate truck and hauler parking area
  • Clean restrooms
  • Covered and uncovered picnic areas
  • 24-hour security
  • Water access
  • Vending machines
  • RV dumping station

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