I-39 southbound/ I-90/94 eastbound - Portage - safety rest area 11


  • South of Portage, Columbia County
  • Mile marker 113
  • GPS coordinates: N 43° 26.078' W 89° 29.091'

Poynette rest area
Poynette rest area
Portage safety rest area
Poynette rest area


  • 124 car and 68 truck parking stalls
  • Men’s and women’s restrooms
  • Family/assisted restrooms
  • Handicapped accessible
  • Diaper changing facilities
  • Travel and weather info
  • Telephones plus TTY
  • Drinking water
  • Vending machines
  • Picnic tables and shelters
  • Seasonal prairie walking paths
  • Children’s play area
  • Pet exercise area
  • Recycling areas


  • The Poynette safety rest area and the Portage safety rest area are the only safety rest areas in U.S. located on three concurrent Interstate Highways.
  • Truck Parking Information Management System (TPIMS)
  • One of the busiest safety rest areas in Wisconsin.
  • New Frank Lloyd Wright inspired "Prairie Style" building opened in 2010.
  • "Rest Areas On The I-Roads" Historical Marker located on site.
  • Pilot study of ParkUnload truck parking app.