Rest Area Guidelines

Safety Rest areas are designed for temporary use and do not offer services for extended periods of stay or over night camping.  If you need a place to rest over night and wish to camp, please feel free to enjoy any of the camping facilities and public campgrounds in Idaho’s State Parks and National Forests.

For more information about Idaho (including complete lodging and campground listings), obtain a copy of the Idaho Travel Guide from the Department of Commerce or visit the following websites:

  1. U.S. Forest Service

  2. Recreational Opportunities on Idaho Federal Lands

  3. Idaho State Parks & Recreation Department - Lodging/Camping

  4. Idaho Department of Commerce - Places to Stay

Idaho rest areas are a stopping place for your relaxation and comfort.  Please help us keep them pleasant by using them as they are intended and by being considerate of others. 

  1. Rest Area Rules and Regulations

ITD is committed to doing all we can to provide a safe driving experience on all state highways.  In fact, highway safety is a prime consideration along the highway corridor, from design through construction and then with every maintenance effort.  Still, the key to preventing accidents, injuries and fatalities is individual driver awareness.  Remember to always wear your seatbelt and never mix driving with alcohol or drug use.  If you become sleepy or fatigued, stop and rest.  That is one prime reason for ITD’s rest areas.

For additional information contact Cathy Ford, Roadside Programs Coordinator, at (208) 334-8416.