Caltrans GIS Data

Rest Areas

California Highway Safety Roadside Rest Areas

This point feature class represents the Safety Roadside Rest Areas in California with detail rest area services, web link, and location description.

Data Created: May 23, 2006
Last Modified: August 12, 2015


Caltrans provides Safety Roadside Rest Areas as a part of the State Highway System pursuant to Streets and Highways Code, Sections 218-226.5. Safety Roadside Rest Areas provide opportunities for travelers to safely stop, stretch, take a nap, use the restroom, get water, check maps, place telephone calls, switch drivers, check vehicles and loads, and exercise pets. Rest areas reduce drowsy and distracted driving and provide a safe and convenient alternative to unsafe parking along the roadside.

This dataset provides the detail rest area information by integrating the information from the Asset Management Inventory (AMI) database owned by Right of Way with the Statewide Rest Areas List from Division of Maintenance. In some cases rest areas are closed temporarily for maintenance, the facility web links will help to check the current status of the rest areas.


The maps and data are made available to the public solely for informational purposes. Information provided in the Caltrans GIS Data Library is accurate to the best of our knowledge and is subject to change on a regular basis, without notice. While the GIS Data Management Branch makes every effort to provide useful and accurate information, we do not warrant the information to be authoritative, complete, factual, or timely. Information is provided on an "as is" and an "as available" basis. The Department of Transportation is not liable to any party for any cost or damages, including any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages, arising out of or in connection with the access or use of, or the inability to access or use, the Site or any of the Materials or Services described herein.


Tags: Safety Roadside Rest Areas, State Highway System, California
Credits: California Department of Transportation
File: Zipped shapefile: , size 0.023 MB
Extent: California statewide
References: Statewide Roadside Rest Areas List on Caltrans, Division of Maintenance website:
Safety Roadside Rest Area System: