Texas Travel Information Center | Informal Campsite

United States

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2 days ago
Altitude:
1091.9 masl
Contributor:
reisefriedli.ch

Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
Yes - Average
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
No
Water:
No
Toilets:
Running Water
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
No
Pet Friendly:
Yes

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Description

A big parking lot with restrooms (24 hours) and free wifi. In Texas there are 12 travel information centers where you are allowed to stay for free overnight (anthony, austin, denison, gainesville, langtry, laredo, orange, texarkana, valley, waskom, wichita falls).

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spent the night here, arrived late afternoon and left 8:00 a.m. . beautiful quiet location, beautifully clean restrooms. however no Wi-Fi access even parked right next to the building, and the water bottle fill up station was out of order. other than the absence of those luxuries this was a great place to spend the night.

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This is a wonderful place to stop! We stayed overnight and it was quiet, we didn’t hear the interstate at all. We met some other very friendly van-lifers. We stayed the next day and worked all day in the van. By law you can only stay up to 24 hours, so we’ll be sure to leave before we hit that time. Staff inside is very friendly. Amazingly clean bathrooms. And there is a water bottle fill station that we used to fill up some gallon jugs of water. There are picnic tables and shelters and a few nice grassy areas.

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many other vans stayed. quiet and safe! very clean bathrooms. free wifi

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lots of birds, clean 24-7 restrooms. very crowded but quiet, except for the birds.

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Cleanest restrooms I have ever seen! Lots of other overnighters but quiet throughout the night. Still a great place to sleep for a night

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Perfect spot to overnight on the road. Warm, clean bathrooms open 24-7. Free wifi in/near the building. Lots of parking space and lots of neighbors overnighting as well. And tons of birds. Noise was minor (interstate isn’t far and you are in a city) but the birds drown it out. And best of all, Texas law allows stays up to 24 hours. No worries about getting a knock at 3 am!

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Clean bathrooms. Staying the night. Drinking water fountains are currently closed. Was able to use WiFi from parking lot close to the building. Check the sign on the door for the info.

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Stayed last night & plan to stay again tonight. Plenty of

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Very quiet if you don’t have a neighbor idling his pickup truck for hours. Noisy flock of blackbirds (grackles maybe?) go silent just after sundown. Exterior entry to bathrooms open 24 hours. Good WiFi for Mint. Clean, well lit, many others stayed the night; felt very safe.

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great spot. Another beautiful Texas welcome center! Quiet, great restrooms, nice picnic areas and room for the doggies.

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Super clean bathrooms 24 hours. Nice employees. Quiet at night. Great place.

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Nice quiet night’s sleep. Very helpful staff in the info centre

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Just as described. We came on Thanksgiving Day and the center was closed but it was a perfect place to stop right off the highway. The center was open the next day (on Friday).

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As stated by others, great place for the night. If you arrive late the WiFi password is besides the entrance to the info center.

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Pulled up and there were others camped out in the lot and it feels very safe. There's a Buffalo wild wings across the highway this serves food till 1 am. Well lit but not overly lit so you can still sleep.

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We’ve stopped a few weeks ago to eat/let our dog out and stopped today to spend the night. This place is wonderful all around — super clean, safe, well lit, big grassy areas with picnic shelters, a handful of amenities (water bottle fill up, vending machines, wifi) and very friendly and knowledgeable staff if you pop into the info center. It’s right off the highway and there’s a train nearby, but overall we did not find the noise to be a problem. Looking forward to stopping here again on our next road trip.

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Came in very late.. bathrooms were super clean. Tons of rv’s and vans. Felt very safe. Didn’t even hear everyone leave in the am.

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Plenty of parking here for small rigs, and pull throughs for larger ones. South side small spaces look pretty unlevel, whereas we fit our 25' rig on the north side and it wasn't too bad. Lots of grass for the dog.

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Other positive reviews are true. 24-hour super clean bathrooms. Only 1 Pepsi vending machine (looks like 2 others were removed).
Exterior water fountains under repair.
Lots of parking. Semi-trucks in separate lot from RV’s (me) and cars.
Lots of nice area to walk around. Several ramadas with tables.
Barely could hear freeway traffic (as in almost not at all).
Inside staff were super friendly and helpful. They have hundreds of different pamphlets on all of Texas.
This place is a gem.

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as described by previous visitors. it was quiet despite being near the I 40.

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The bathrooms were so clean and immaculate I could have eaten off the toilet seat. In the morning I went to tell the desk staff to please pass on the feedback to the maintenance crew! Using the wifi in the morning was also very nice. A fabulous travel center, kudos to the TX DOT!

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Surprisingly quiet and spotless bathrooms.

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The visitor center is on the eastbound side of the highway and even though we were heading westbound it was convenient to navigate to using the GPS coordinates.
There are dedicated areas for trucks and cars/RV’s. There are several large pull thru spots that would probably fit and size rig plus parking along the edges. We were there on a Friday night and there were about half a dozen others staying overnight. We would definitely stay here again.

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Wonderful stop just before Amarillo heading west on a cross-country trip. Right by the highway, easy access , super clean restrooms open 24/7 with lots of overnight parking. A few other RVs parked for the night and the HWY40 noise is pretty soft, specially if you park right behind the building. Trucks park further away so running engines are not a bother . Great safe overnight stop.

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Great spot to stay for the night, plenty of parking and very quiet. The big rigs park in another area away from the RVs and car camper. Nice clean restrooms. I’ll say this was one of the best over night spots I’ve been to. Thanks Texas.

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Nice for one night! Lots of vehicles of all kinds but was surprisingly quiet! We arrived late and we left late around 9:30.

We had to dump our gray tank anyway so we didn’t bother using their bathrooms! 🤨

Saw staff maintaining the grounds, picking up trash in the morning before we left.

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Nice place to stay overnight. Toilets accessible during night. Lot of space.

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Safe. Lots of other campers, RVs and Trucks. Clean bathrooms. Wifi and phone service are good. Travel Texas Info. Good over night spot. Close to RT 40.

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Excellent place to stay overnight. RV’s and car separate from 18 wheelers.

Large parking lots and very clean bathrooms

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Great spot for overnight. Quiet and the cleanest bathroom around.

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Super nice place to stop while passing through Amarillo. 24 hr bathrooms and felt super safe all night

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Stayed her a couple nights recently and both times were good experiences. Pretty quiet, its basically just a big parking lot off the highway. Clean restrooms open 24/7. Looks like water fountains outside were closed for winter weather. There were some inside but the building is open 8-5. Spots for bigger RVs and truckers as well as a lot for vans and cars.

There were picnic tables and area for dogs to do their thing.

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rv spot was calm and spent the night here with my 30' skoolie with toad.

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Stayed here for two nights. Recently quiet. Clean bathrooms & friendly staff. Only downfall is there are little burrs in some of the grassy areas (not even in a bush, just loose throughout the ground) so be mindful if you have pups!

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Travel center parking lot with bathrooms open 24hr.

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Stayed in the parking lot over night. Nice quiet spot with very clean bathrooms. Note: The vending machine (Pepsi) and drinking fountain were closed.

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Second time staying here be headed east this time. Lovely spot.

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Quiet, small area with clean bathrooms and beautiful sunset. Recommend.

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Stayed here for the night. Arrived around 10 pm in our camper van and other people were already here for the night. Great, safe, spot. Would come here again. The building is closed at night but the bathroom and vending machines are 24 hours. Bathroom are also super clean

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Very clean. Lots of other overnighters, so it feels very safe. The Wi-Fi works in the building but won’t reach more than a few feet away from there. Great spot!

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Very clean, well lit and quiet place. Plenty of other campers

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Nice and clean facility. Free wifi with password outside of 24hr restrooms (must be close to building to use). Ample parking for cars, trucks, and RVs. Well-lit with lamps overnight, might want to bring blackout window covers. Next to the highway, so expect traffic noise. Full service and LTE with Cricket.

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Great clean spot as described. Free wifi code is posted on the doors to 24 hr bathrooms

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Very clean
Easy in and out
Truckers are in the back and campers on main parking lot

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Perfect place to sleep! The barhroom are súper súper clean and 24 Hs!

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Great spot! About 30 minutes away from Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Very well lit, bathrooms are 24-hour and very clean, and there’s plenty of room to walk your dog. Pretty quiet despite being right off I-40 and felt very safe!

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bathrooms are super clean, wifi worked inside the building, right off the highway but not too noisy

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This is a great spot. Well lit and safe, restrooms are close by. We pulled in really late at night and when we reached most of the spots were taken and we ended up being close to a loud rv, so better come early

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overnight stay for one night . wifi available. lots of Rvs and cars parked overnight.

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Great spot for overnight. don't make the same mistake we did; we're used to parking where semis park, so we went that way...even though the sign directed RVs to go with the cars. cars an rvs park in the same lot, the other lot is for big trucks. some road noise from I-40, but not a bother...you want dead silence? go to blm land or forest service land. main building is open 8am-6pm. clean bathrooms and water bottle fill Station inside. free wifi inside the building, maybe reaching to sidewalk outside, but not the parking lot. after hours there are bathrooms around the left side of the building with outside access.

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excellent spot. felt safe and the dog had a great time exploring. restrooms are currently closed due to loss of water and (busted pipes) after the recent snow storm, so we did not use facilities.

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We stayed here last night. Nice overnight spot - far enough off the main road that traffic noise isn't an issue. Nice, clean setting - trees, picnic areas, and a walkway where we were able to stretch our legs.

Recommend you park in the RV area. We parked in the truck area & a truck pulled in next to us with less than 5 feet clearance of our pullout. Much quieter and less crowded in the RV parking area.

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Sat Nov 14th ... stopped and stayed overnight and it was perfect. 10 out of 10 for us. 2 people 2 dogs that sleep in a 4Runner with covered windows. Really all we needed... bathrooms, space, room to walk mutts.... all the other vehicles were super quiet and chill. There was 3 vehicles at 8p when we arrived and 22 vehicles at 6a when we left and there was so much avail parking it was amazing. HECK YES will stay here again!!!!

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The information center employees are very friendly. Clean facilities with nice restrooms available 24 hours.

A plus is the semi trucks are separated from the RVs, so no constantly running diesel engines.

No wi-fi this day...

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Legit nice and safe place to stay. I'm in a Jeep WJ with a bike rack sleeping in car on route to Yosemite. Awesome stealth overnight spot!

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Still a great stop. Very clean, safe, and not too busy.

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Stayed one night. Quiet as can be expected at a travel center and bathrooms are very clean.

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Free. Quiet. Toilets so clean. Go with trucks or not. Light from the parking.

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Good place for one night! Stayed with our van and our pup. It’s a little noisy and no WiFi during covid but that was to be expected. Bathrooms are insanely clean!!!

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Rest stop with overnight parking. Seemed pretty safe.

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This was our first time staying overnight in a non established campground. Very clean bathrooms open 24 hours. There were 8 other travelers staying overnight when we were there. Good lighting. Next to the highway. I would recommend it.

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Great place to stay for the night. Rv parking spot are big enough to put out your slide out...

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Very client and quiet. Feels safe. Great stop!

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Very spacious and quiet, clean bathrooms. Watch out for large spiders around the trees.

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Very clean bathrooms. No noises or birds. Quiet night and good rest!

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Great place to stay while passing through. The restrooms are clean and plenty of room to park. It was pretty quiet at night.

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Super clean (and warm) restrooms, well lit, would definitely stay here again. Slight highway noise, but it’s along the highway so to be expected.

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It was a super windy drive, so we pulled off early and we're happy to arrive. The parking lot was half full of other RVs. The welcome cent was awesome clean washrooms, a water bottle fill up station and wifi. A few gas stations and restaurants at the corner too.

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worked for the night. loud birds are still here but dont seem to be a big issue.

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very clean, quiet, they uze separate restrooms for day/night. not much sightseeing but perfect for sleep. my phone wouldnt connect to wifi but thats ok

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Great place to overnight- well maintained and nicely landscaped picnic area, plus WiFi!!

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Super clean bathroom, internet good : lots of noisy birds outside entrance and bit noisy from hwy. still good place
to sleep

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Quite, good lighting and super clean bathrooms. I'd say we'd stop again for sure. 👍

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Very nice. restroons cleaning and great lot parking. Good for overnight.

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A big parkinglot with toilets(24h open)and free wifi. In texas are 12 travel information centers wer you are allowd to stay for free overnight. (anthony, austin, denison, gainesville, langtry, laredo, orange, texarkana, valley, waskom, wichita falls)

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