Taking a road trip with your pooch riding shotgun is always a good time. But to make the journey more comfortable, it’s a good idea to know where the dog friendly rest stops are located. If you're traveling eastbound on I-20 through Alabama, the rest area at Mile Marker 85 is a pawsome place to get out, stretch your legs, and let your dog cruise around before hitting the open road again.
The I-20 Mile Marker 85 Eastbound Rest Stop has 64
parking spots, so your chances of finding a spot are pretty good. There are also plenty of spaces for RVs and
trucks. Keep in mind that the rest area can get a bit crowded during peak
travel season. Weary travelers will find
bathrooms and drinking fountains. If you are running low on snacks, take
advantage of the vending machines. There are picnic tables and shelters for
those who packed a lunch, or just want to hang out for a while before getting
back in the car. And a small building has maps for people who need a little
Once you have taken care of business, treat your leashed pooch to a walk around the pawperty. They can sniff around (and mark) the tall trees, and maybe spot a squirrel or two. Your pal can also explore the paved paths or scamper across the open lawn. There is even a designated pet area where there may be other four legged travelers they can mix and mingle with. Always carry a clean-up bag and pick up after your furry friend so you can keep the rest area clean. Be sure to fill up your water bottles at the fountains, and grab a quick drink before hitting the road again.
Your pupster will be tail waggin’ glad to paws for a
break at this furrific rest area!