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Common Questions and Answers concerning Rest Areas

Rest Area Questions?

The following are common questions from the motoring public about Florida's Rest Areas along with associated answers to these questions.

  • How many rest areas are there in Florida?
    Answer logo 67 Total Units.

  • Are all of Florida's rest areas on the Interstate system and the Turnpike?
    Answer logo Yes, with the exception of the Taylor County Rest Area on US-19/US-27 and the Jackson County Welcome Center on US-231.

  • Do you have RV hook-ups at Florida's rest areas?
    Answer logo No.

  • Do you have dump stations at any of Florida's rest areas?
    Answer logo No.

  • Are Florida's rest areas open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week?
    Answer logoYes.

  • Do you have overnight security at Florida's rest areas?
    Answer logoYes.

  • Can I park and sleep all night at Florida's rest areas?
    Answer logoNo, the rules only allow for 3 hours of rest.

  • Are there separate areas for cars and trucks/RV's to park at Florida's rest areas?
    Answer logoYes.

  • Do you have picnic tables at Florida's rest areas?
    Answer logoYes.

  • Are the picnic areas at Florida's rest areas open at night?
    Answer logoNo.

  • Do Florida's Highways have a sign on the road indicating to the public when they are approaching a rest area?
    Answer logoYes, one to two miles before the entrance to the rest areas.

  • Do you have vending machines at Florida's rest areas?
    Answer logoYes.

  • Do you have trash cans at Florida's rest areas?
    Answer logoYes.

  • Are there places to walk my dog at Florida's rest areas?
    Answer logoYes.

  • Does Florida have Welcome Centers maintained by the state?
    Answer logoYes, four (Escambia County, Hamilton County, Jackson County, and NassauCounty).

  • Where is the rest area in Florida that has the "Snake Wall"?
    Answer logoIt is located in Alachua County on I-75, Southbound, just south of Gainesville.

  • Does Florida have any rest areas in the Florida Keys?
    Answer logoNo.

  • Are there any Rest Areas on Alligator Alley in South Florida on I-75 between Naples and Ft. Lauderdale?
    Answer logoYes, two (Collier County and Broward County).

  • Can I get a Florida map at rest areas?
    Answer logoNo, but you can get one at one of the four State Welcome Centers (Escambia County, Hamilton County, Jackson County, and Nassau County).

  • We will be motoring to Disney World, is there a state rest area close to Disney on I-4?
    Answer logo No, The closest three rest areas to Disney are on I-4: in Polk County (West of Disney), inSeminole County (East of Disney); and the Turnpike (Turnpike Plaza approximately 6miles North of 1-4).

  • Is it okay to use a grill at the Broward rest stop on Alligator Alley?
    Answer logoAccording to the Florida Code, grilling at a rest area is only permissible if there are grills provided by the State of Florida in the picnic area of the facility.
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