I-39/90/94 westbound - Poynette - safety rest area 12


Poynette rest area
Indoors of Poynette rest area
Poynette safety rest area
The Circus Historical Marker located on site.

  • North of Poynette, Columbia County
  • Mile marker 113
  • GPS coordinates: N 43° 25.260' W 89° 28.492'


  • 138 car and 63 truck parking stalls
  • Men’s and women’s restrooms
  • Family/assisted restrooms
  • Handicapped accessible
  • Diaper changing facilities
  • Travel/weather information
  • Telephones plus TTY
  • Drinking water
  • Vending machines
  • Picnic tables and shelters
  • Seasonal prairie walking paths
  • Children’s play area
  • Pet exercise area
  • Recycling areas


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