Rural Retreat Safety Rest Area

Rural Retreat Safety Rest Area

RestroomsInformationVending MachinesPicnic SheltersPicnic AreaGrillsPet AreaTrash ReceptaclesBenches


Interstate 81 North at mile marker 61

Safety Rest Area:

We are open 24 hours per day, 365 days a year. This facility is open to passenger vehicles only (no trucks). The next safety rest area is 47 miles north and is open to both cars and trucks.


  • Handicapped accessible
  • Picnic area with grills 
  • Pet rest area

Direction - North
Mile marker - 61
County - Wythe
Town - Rural Retreat
VDOT district - Bristol
Residency - Wytheville
State police spaces - 1
Car spaces - 29
RV and Bus spaces - 2
Handicapped spaces - 2


Return to Rest Areas and Welcome Centers
Questions? Call 1-800-FOR-ROAD (1-800-367-7623).

Page last modified: Nov. 1, 2019