Minnesota Rest Areas

If you’re planning a road trip of any distance, take a look at using Minnesota’s Rest Areas on your route to stop at. It’s a great way not to over stress yourself. Minnesota Rest Areas are designed to provide highway travelers a safe and convenient facility to rest before continuing with their journey.

Minnesota Rest Area locations

Minnesota Rest Area Rules

  • Minnesota Rest Area stops do not offer dump station services.
  • 6 or 10 hour limits unless otherwise noted
  • No Camping

Minnesota State Rest Areas

Interstate I-35 MN Rest Areas

Northbound I-35 Rest Areas

Iowa-Minnesota State Line

Interstate I-35 Northbound (Mile Marker 1) 
Albert Lea Welcome Center / Rest Area
(8 miles South of Albert Lea)
Interstate I-35 Northbound (Mile Marker 35) 
Straight River Rest Area
(7 miles South of Owatonna)
Interstate I-35 Northbound (Mile Marker 68) 
Heath Creek Rest Area
(9 miles North of Faribault)
Interstate I-35 Northbound (Mile Marker 154) 
Goose Creek Rest Area
(1.5 miles North of Harris)
Interstate I-35 Northbound (Mile Marker 198) 
Kettle River Rest Area
(5 miles North of Sandstone)
Interstate I-35 Northbound (Mile Marker 226) 
Culkin Rest Area
(1 mile South of Mahtowa)
Interstate I-35 Northbound (Mile Marker 249) 
Thompson Hill Welcome Center
(at the Junction of I-35 and US-2)

Duluth, MN

Interstate I-35 MN Rest Areas

Southbound I-35 Rest Areas

Iowa-Minnesota State Line

Interstate I-35 Southbound (Mile Marker 35) 
Straight River Rest Area
(7 miles South of Owatonna)
Interstate I-35 Southbound (Mile Marker 75) 
New Market Rest Area
(5 miles North of South Scott County line)
Interstate I-35 Southbound (Mile Marker 131) 
Forest Lake Rest Area
(0.8 miles South of C.S.A.H. 2)
Interstate I-35 Southbound (Mile Marker 208) 
General Andrews Rest Area
(2 miles Northeast of Willow River)
Interstate I-35 Southbound (Mile Marker 250) 
Thompson Hill Welcome Center
(at the Junction of I-35 and US-2)

Duluth, MN

Interstate I-90 MN Rest Areas

Eastbound I-90 Rest Areas

South Dakota-Minnesota State Line

Interstate I-90 Eastbound (Mile Marker 0) 
Valley Springs Welcome Center
(0.5 miles West of MN/SD State line)
Interstate I-90 Eastbound (Mile Marker 24) 
Adrian Rest Area
(2.8 miles West of Adrian)
Interstate I-90 Eastbound (Mile Marker 69) 
Clear Lake Rest Area
(4.2 miles West of Jackson)
Interstate I-90 Eastbound (Mile Marker 119) 
Blue Earth Rest Area
(1 mile West of TH-169)
Interstate I-90 Eastbound (Mile Marker 162) 
Hayward Rest Area
(2.2 miles East of 35)
Interstate I-90 Eastbound (Mile Marker 202) 
High Forest Rest Area
(3.1 miles Southwest of High Forest)
Interstate I-90 Eastbound (Mile Marker 244) 
Enterprise Rest Area
(10 miles East of St Charles)

Wisconsin-Minnesota State Line

Interstate I-90 MN Rest Areas

Westbound I-90 Rest Area

South Dakota-Minnesota State Line

Interstate I-90 Westbound (Mile Marker 25) 
Adrian Rest Area
(1.8 miles West of Adrian)
Interstate I-90 Westbound (Mile Marker 72) 
Des Moines River Rest Area
(1.5 miles West of TH-71)
Interstate I-90 Westbound (Mile Marker 119) 
Blue Earth Rest Area
(1 mile West of TH-169)
Interstate I-90 Westbound (Mile Marker 171) 
Oakland Woods Rest Area
(1.25 miles West of CSAH 34)
Interstate I-90 Westbound (Mile Marker 222) 
Marion Rest Area
(3.5 miles East of TH-62)
Interstate I-90 Westbound (Mile Marker 276) 
Dresbach Welcome Center
(0.2 miles West of WI/MN State line)

Wisconsin-Minnesota State Line

Interstate I-94 MN Rest Areas

Eastbound I-94 Rest Areas

North Dakota-Minnesota State Line

Interstate I-94 Eastbound (Mile Marker 2) 
Moorhead Welcome Center
(1.27 miles East of US-75)
Interstate I-94 Eastbound (Mile Marker 100) 
Lake Latoka Rest Area
(1.15 miles Northwest of Jct TH-27)
Interstate I-94 Eastbound (Mile Marker 152) 
Big Spunk Lake Rest Area
(1.5 miles West of Avon Interchange)
Interstate I-94 Eastbound (Mile Marker 187) 
Enfield Rest Area
(6 miles West of Junction TH-25)
Interstate I-94 Eastbound (Mile Marker 215) 
Elm Creek Rest Area
(2 miles Northwest of Junction I-494)

Wisconsin-Minnesota State Line

Interstate I-94 MN Rest Areas

Westbound I-94 Rest Areas

North Dakota-Minnesota State Line

Interstate I-94 Westbound (Mile Marker 69) 
Hansel Lake Rest Area
(0.4 miles Southeast of Junction TH-59)
Interstate I-94 Westbound (Mile Marker 105) 
Burgen Lake Rest Area
(1.5 miles East of TH-29)
Interstate I-94 Westbound (Mile Marker 152) 
Middle Spunk Lake Rest Area
(1 mile West of Avon Interchange)
Interstate I-94 Westbound (Mile Marker 178) 
Fuller Lake Rest Area
(1 mile West of East Stearns County Line)
Interstate I-94 Westbound (Mile Marker 256) 
St Croix Welcome Center
(2.76 miles West of Saint Croix River)

Wisconsin-Minnesota State Line

US Route US-2 MN Rest Areas

US Route US-2 E/W Bidirectional  (Mile Marker 12) 
Fisher’s Landing Rest Area
(9 miles East of Grand Forks)
US Route US-2 E/W Bidirectional  (Mile Marker 59) 
Oak Lake Rest Area
(1 mile East of Jct TH-59)
US Route US-2 E/W Bidirectional  (Mile Marker 77) 
Lengby Rest Area
(2 miles North of Lengby)
US Route US-2 E/W Bidirectional  (Mile Marker 131) 
Cass Lake Rest Area
(at Cass Lake)
US Route US-2 E/W Bidirectional  (Mile Marker 221) 
Floodwood Rest Area
(in Floodwood)

US Route US-10 MN Rest Areas

US Route US-10 E/W Bidirectional  (Mile Marker 55) 
Frazee Rest Area
(1 mile South of Frazee)
US Route US-10 E/W Bidirectional  (Mile Marker 181) 
Central Minnesota Rest Area
(2 miles East of MN-23)
US Route US-10 Eastbound (Mile Marker 181) 
Daytonport Rest Area
(6 miles Northwest of Anoka)

US Route US-12 MN Rest Areas

US Route US-12 E/W Bidirectional  (Mile Marker 109) 
Darwin Winter Park Rest Area
(at Darwin Winter Park)

US Route US-52 MN Rest Areas

US Route US-52 E/W Bidirectional  (Mile Marker 31) 
Parsley Bridge Rest Area
(2 miles Southeast of Chatfield)

US Route US-53 MN Rest Areas

US Route US-53 N/S Bidirectional (Mile Marker 20) 
Independence Rest Area
(Jct of TH-33 and US-53)
US Route US-53 N/S Bidirectional (Mile Marker 50) 
Anchor Lake
(9 miles South of Eveleth)
US Route US-53 N/S Bidirectional (Mile Marker 109) 
Orr Welcome Center
(in the City of Orr)

US Route US-59 MN Rest Areas

US Route US-59 N/S Bidirectional (Mile Marker 256) 
Sauers Lake Rest Area
(7 miles South of Detroit Lakes)

US Route US-61 MN Rest Areas

US-61 (MM 4) / I-90 Westbound (MM 276) 
Dresbach Welcome Center
(0.2 miles West of WI/MN State line, I-90 and US-61 at Dresbach)
US Route US-61 (Mile Marker 78) 
Lake Pepin Rest Area
(3 miles North of Lake City)

US Route US-71 MN Rest Areas

US Route US-71 N/S Bidirectional (Mile Marker 259) 
Park Rapids Welcome Center
(0.65 miles South of Junction MN-34)

US Route US-169 MN Rest Areas

US Route US-169 N/S Bidirectional (Mile Marker 80) 
Minnesota Valley Rest Area
(1 mile North of Le Sueur)
US Route US-169 N/S Bidirectional (Mile Marker 203)
Rum River Rest Area
(11 miles North of Milaca)
US Route US-169 N/S Bidirectional (Mile Marker 246)
Pine Hickory Rest Area
(6 miles South of Aitkin)

State Route MN-60 MN Rest Areas

State Route MN-60 E/W Bidirectional (Mile Marker 5)
Worthington Rest Area
(2 miles South of Worthington)
State Route MN-60 E/W Bidirectional (Mile Marker 74)
Watonwan River Rest Area
(5 miles East of St James)

State Route MN-61 MN Rest Areas

State Route MN-61 N/S Bidirectional (Mile Marker 18)
Knife River Rest Area
(at Knife River Park)
State Route MN-61 N/S Bidirectional (Mile Marker 39) 
Gooseberry Falls Park Visitor Center
(Southeast of TH-61 SW of Jct TH-61)
State Route MN-61 N/S Bidirectional (Mile Marker 59) 
Tettegouche Park Visitor Center
(at Baptism River)
State Route MN-61 N/S Bidirectional (Mile Marker 79) 
Cross River Rest Area
(at Schroeder at the Cross River)
State Route MN-61 N/S Bidirectional (Mile Marker 104) 
Cut Face Creek Rest Area
(at Schroeder, 5 miles W of Grand Marais)
State Route MN-61 N/S Bidirectional (Mile Marker 146) 
Grand Portage Park Rest Area
(at Grand Portage State Park)
State Route MN-61 N/S Bidirectional (Mile Marker 148) 
Mt Josephine Rest Area
(3 miles Southwest of Pigeon River)

State Route MN-95 MN Rest Areas

State Route N/S Bidirectional MN-95 (Mile Marker 101)
Stillwater Boomsite Rest Area
(1.2 miles North of Junction TH-96)

State Route MN-210 MN Rest Areas

State Route MN-210 E/W Bidirectional (Mile Marker 173) 
McGregor Rest Area
(at McGregor)

State Route MN-371 MN Rest Areas

State Route MN-371 N/S Bidirectional (Mile Marker 20)
Brainerd Lakes Welcome Center
(South of Brainerd / Baxter)

Seasonal Minnesota Rest Areas

  • Big Sandy (mid-April – late September)
  • Cross River (late April – mid-October)
  • Cut Face Creek (late April – mid-October)
  • Independence (mid-April – mid-October)
  • Knife River (early April – mid-October)
  • McGregor (mid-April – late September)
  • Ottertail Lake (late April – late September)
  • Sauer Lake (late April – late September)
  • Mt. Josephine (late April – mid-October)

Minnesota State Rest Area Map

minnesota rest area map