From Tampa, driving North, the first rest area you encounter is at mile marker 278 in Polk County.

I75 Rest Area FL Mile Marker 278 is a realtively new, well maintainted rest area featuring a pet walk, advantage parking for alternative fuel vehicles, vending, and clean rest rooms. This rest area is 16 miles North of Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, FL

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Rest Area Location

Exit Number 278
Mile Marker 278

General Notes

Facility is contemporary and includes four preferred parking spots for alternative fuel vehicles and a fenced in dog walk.


Exit Right
Cars go Left
RV's go Left
Trucks go Right
Trailers go Left


Car parking spots 80
Car ADA spots 4
RV/Trailer spots 24
RV/Trailer ADA spots 1
Semi Trailer spots 40
Semi Trailer ADA spots 2


Armed, Nighttime

General Description

This is a clean, flat facility with complete lack of trees.
Well maintained.

Rest Room Facilities

2 men's, 2 women's

Each Men's Room
Standard Stalls 5
ADA Stalls 1

24" High 6
17" High (ADA) 2

Sinks No touch, motion sensor
Standard Height Sinks 9
ADA Height Sinks 1

Hand Drying Blowers
Changing Table Yes

Family Restroom


Special Needs Specific Restroom


Pet Facilities

Pet area Yes
Pet area description There is a fenced in dog-walk area divided by large dogs and small dogs.


Trash Yes
Recycling Yes


Coffee Yes, Starbucks
Food/snack vending Yes
Ice Cream Yes
Change Machine Yes
Beverages Brand Pepsi
Beverage Types Soda, water, juice, tea, Gatorade

Picnic Areas

Covered Tables 4 covers with 2 tables under each cover
ADA Picnic Tables Yes

Contact Info

Call 813-443-4858


Website Visit FDOT rest area web page.


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