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Wisconsin Rest Stops

Wisconsin Rest Stops

Exploring the beautiful state of Wisconsin? Don't miss the opportunity to make your journey more enjoyable with the well-maintained rest stops and welcome centers provided by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Whether you're cruising along the highways or taking in the scenic beauty, these rest areas ensure your comfort and convenience.

Wisconsin has 28 rest areas throughout the state; amenities include:

  • Clean restroom facilities
  • Car and truck parking
  • Drinking water
  • Handicap accessibility
  • Picnic areas
  • Road maps and other traveler information
  • Weather information at most locations
  • Places to walk your pet
  • Snacks and drinks from the vending services at most locations
  • Recycling areas
  • Wisconsin Historical Marker plaques commemorating historical facts and events

Wisconsin installed Truck Parking Information Management Systems (TPIMS) along all interstate highways as an effort to create real-time updates about the availability of truck parking at rest areas. Currently, 12 out of the 28 rest areas utilize this technology.

TPIMS Rest Areas:

  1. (23 stalls) Lyndon Station (eastbound), mile marker 74
  2. (25 stalls) Mauston (westbound), mile marker 75
  3. (68 stalls) Portage (southbound/eastbound), mile marker 113
  4. (63 stalls) Poynette (northbound/westbound), mile marker 113
  5. (28 stalls) Lake Mills (eastbound), mile marker 261
  6. (30 stalls) Johnson Creek (westbound), mile marker 263
  7. (82 stalls) Janesville (southbound/eastbound), mile marker 168
  8. (52 stalls) Beloit (nort​hbound/westbound), mile marker 187
  9. (41 stalls) Millston (eastbound), mile marker 124
  10. (43 stalls) Black River Falls (westbound), mile marker 121
  11. (25 stalls) Menomonie (eastbound), mile marker 41
  12. (25 stalls) ​​Menomonie (westbound), mile marker 43

* All information found on the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive

RVers will love the Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive. There’s campgrounds up and down the 115 mile drive where you can hike, fish, bike, and more. Don’t forget to stop at the historical sights along the way. You can witness geological landmarks left from the glacial age or step into the past at Old World Wisconsin, an outdoor museum that explores early American life in the midwest.

Important Information: Always check the status and conditions of the campgrounds before your visit to ensure safe traveling.

Pilot Travel Center – Oak Creek

In Oak Creek, the Pilot Travel Center is a popular choice among truckers. Open 24 hours a day, Pilot Travel Center has everything a trucker needs. For $17/night, you can rest easy with prime parking. Oak Creek offers restrooms, 9 showers, 11 fuel lanes, a game room, premium wifi, public laundry, and more.

Visit Pilot Travel Center when you’re traveling I-94. The Oak Creek center is located off exit 322.

Before setting out on your Wisconsin adventure, plan your rest stops in advance. Verify their availability and any specific rules to ensure a smooth journey. Having alternate rest areas in mind is advisable in case your preferred stop is temporarily unavailable.

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Quality sleep is essential for every traveler. Whether you're a seasoned road explorer or embarking on your first Wisconsin expedition, prioritizing a good night's sleep is crucial. Consider stopping at any of these rest areas to relax, stretch, and recharge during your trip.

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Whether you're enjoying the Kettle Moraine scenic drive or looking for respite while working, these rest areas and truck stops offer a welcoming pause during your Wisconsin travels. Plan your stops, rest well, and savor the wonders of the Badger State.

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