North Carolina Rest Areas

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

North Carolina Rest Area Locations

North Carolina rest areas are typically roadside facilities that provide, parking at a minimum. Although some may have picnic areas and so much more. They are mainly maintained by the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Some may be closed due to maintenance issues, its always best to have an alternate rest stop just in case.

North Carolina State Rest Area Map

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North Carolina State Rest Areas

Interstate I-26 NC Eastbound

I-26 Eastbound – Mile Marker 7 – Madison Visitor Center (7 mi east of TN)

I-26 Eastbound – Mile Marker 10 – Buncombe Rest Area (12 mi east of Asheville)

Interstate I-26 NC Westbound

I-26 Westbound – Mile Marker 36 – Polk Visitor Center (3 mi north of S.C.)

I-26 Westbound – Mile Marker 10 – Henderson Rest Area (12 mi east of Asheville)

Interstate I-40 NC Eastbound

I-40 Eastbound – Mile Marker 10 – Haywood Visitor Center (10.5 mi east of TN)

I-40 Eastbound – Mile Marker 82 – McDowell Rest Area (1 mi west of Marion)

I-40 Eastbound – Mile Marker 136 – Catawba Rest Area (10 mi east of Hickory)

I-40 Eastbound – Mile Marker 177 – Davie Rest Area (18 mi. west of Winston-Salem)

I-40 Eastbound – Mile Marker 324 – Johnston Rest Area (1 mi north of U.S. 301 near Benson)

I-40 Eastbound – Mile Marker 364 – Duplin Rest Area (at N.C. 24 near Warsaw)

Interstate I-40 NC Westbound

I-40 Westbound – Mile Marker 364 – Duplin Rest Area (at N.C.24 near Warsaw)

I-40 Westbound – Mile Marker 324 – Johnston Rest Area (1 mi north of U.S. 301 near Benson)

I-40 Westbound – Mile Marker 177 – Davie Rest Area (18 mi west of Winston-Salem)

I-40 Westbound – Mile Marker 136 – Catawba Rest Area (10 mi east of Hickory)

I-40 Westbound – Mile Marker 82 – McDowell Rest Area (1 mi west of Marion)

I-40 Westbound – Mile Marker 10 – Haywood Rest Area(10.5 mi east of TN)

Interstate I-73/74 NC Northbound

I-73/74 Northbound – Mile Marker 44 – Randolph (Montgomery/Randolph Co. Line)

Interstate I-73/74 NC Southbound

I-73/74 Southbound – Mile Marker 44 – Randolph (1 mi. south of N.C. 705)

Interstate I-77 NC Northbound

I-77 Northbound – Mile Marker 1 – Mecklenburg (1.5 mi. north of S.C.)

I-77 Northbound – Mile Marker 39 – Iredell ( mi. north of Mooresville)

I-77 Northbound – Mile Marker 72 – Yadkin -(1 mi. south of US-421)

Interstate I-77 NC Southbound

I-77 Southbound – Mile Marker 106 – Surry – at Va./N.C.)

I-77 Southbound – Mile Marker 63 – Iredell – 1 mi. south of N.C.901)

I-77 Southbound – Mile Marker 39 – Iredell – 4 mi. north of Mooresville)

Interstate I-85 NC Northbound

I-85 Northbound – Mile Marker 2 – Cleveland (2 mi. north of S.C.)

I-85 Northbound – Mile Marker 59 – Cabarrus (1 mi. north of Concord)

I-85 Northbound – Mile Marker 99 – Davidson (1 mi. south of Thomasville)

I-85 Northbound – Mile Marker 139 – Alamance (3 mi. west of Burlington)

I-85 Northbound – Mile Marker 199 – Granville (6 mi. south of Oxford)

Interstate I-85 NC Southbound

I-85 Southbound – Mile Marker 231 – Warren (2 mi. south of VA)

I-85 Southbound – Mile Marker 199 – Granville (6 mi. south of Oxford)

I-85 Southbound – Mile Marker 139 – Alamance (3 mi. west of Burlington)

I-85 Southbound – Mile Marker 99 – Davidson (1 mi. south of Thomasville)

I-85 Southbound – Mile Marker 59 – Cabarrus (1 mi. north of Concord)

Interstate I-95 NC Northbound

I-95 Northbound – Mile Marker 5 Robeson (5 mi. north of S.C.)

I-95 Northbound – Mile Marker 47 – Cumberland (1 mi. south of Fayetteville)

I-95 Northbound – Mile Marker 99 – Johnston – (2 mi. north of Selma)

I-95 Northbound – Mile Marker 142 – Nash – (1.5 mi. north of Dortches)

Interstate I-95 NC Southbound

I-95 Southbound – Mile Marker 181 – Northampton (0.5 mi. south of VA)

I-95 Southbound – Mile Marker 142 – Nash (1.5 mi. north of Dortches)

I-95 Southbound – Mile Marker 99 – Johnston (2 mi. north of Selma)

I-95 Southbound – Mile Marker 47 – Cumberland (1 mi. south of Fayetteville)

Rest Areas on US Routes in North Carolina

US-17 – Camden (1 mi. south of VA)

US-17 – Craven (11 mi. north of New Bern)

US-17 – Brunswick (at Shallotte)

US-19A/129 – Cherokee SR-1388 near Andrews)

US-23/74 – Haywood (1 mi. north of Blue Ridge Parkway)

US-29 – Caswell (2 mi. south of VA)

US-64 – Washington (at Plymouth)

US-64 – Tyrrell(at Columbia)

US-64 – Dare (Roanoke Island)

US-70 – Craven (at S.R. 1225 near Clarks)

US-70 – Carteret (at Morehead City)

US-158 – Currituck (1.5 mi. south of Coinjock)

US-158 – Dare (at Kitty Hawk)

US-221 – Watauga, 2 mi. west of Blowing Rock

US-221 – McDowell (at SR-1195)

US-264 – Hyde (at Englehard)

US-421 – Sampson (10 mi south of Clinton)

US-421 – Wilkes (1 Mi. West of N.C. 115)

US-441/23 – Macon (4 mi. south of Franklin)