Bristol Safety Rest Area/Welcome Center
Interstate 81 North at mile marker 1
Safety Rest Area:
We are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The facility is open to passenger vehicles only (no trucks). There is a truck-only rest area 13 miles north on I-81.
The Welcome Center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. We are closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Information is available about local and state attractions, weather and traffic.
Lodging reservations can be made between 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m.
- Handicapped accessible
- Telephones, including phones for the hearing impaired
- Picnic area
- Pet rest area
See attendant on-site if a family rest room is needed.
Direction - North
Mile marker - 1
County - Washington
Town - Bristol
VDOT district - Bristol
Residency - Abingdon
State police spaces - 1
Car spaces - 54
Truck spaces - 0
RV and Bus spaces - 7
Handicapped spaces - 2
Return to Rest Areas and Welcome Centers
Contact the Virginia Department of Transportation's Safety Rest Area and Welcome Center coordinator at 804-786-0650.