Bristol Safety Rest Area / Welcome Center

Bristol Safety Rest Area/Welcome Center

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Location: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.

Welcome Center

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
  • 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


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Questions? Call 1-800-FOR-ROAD (1-800-367-7623).

Page last modified: Jan. 10, 2023