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Rest area 11, I-39 Southbound/ I-90/94 eastbound
Portage, Columbia County

Rest area 11 (I-39/90/94 eastbound, Portage) photo collage.

Rest area 11 - I-39/90/94 eastbound, Portage.

Rest area 11 interior - I-39/90/94 eastbound, Portage.


  • South of Portage, Columbia County
  • I-39 Southbound/ I-90/94 eastbound
  • Mile marker 113
  • GPS coordinates: N 43° 26.078' W -89° 29.091'


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


  • Only rest areas in U.S. (along with Rest area 12) located on three concurrent Interstate Highways.
  • Busiest rest areas in Wisconsin (along with Rest area 12).
  • Original rest area opened in 1961, replaced in 1979.
  • New building and enlarged site opened in 2010.
  • Frank Lloyd Wright "Prairie Style" inspired building design.
  • Signature clock tower in the lobby.
  • Double restrooms to minimize disruption during cleaning.
  • "Rest Areas On I-Roads" Historical Marker located on site.

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Last updated: November 30, 2012

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