Rest area free coffee program

This popular program benefits the public, participating volunteer groups and WSDOT.

For safety rest areas with high volumes of visitors, there is usually a list of groups waiting to participate in the rest area free coffee program and reservations for time slots may be arranged a year or more in advance. Other rest areas with fewer visitors may not have the free coffee program or limit the times when free coffee may be served.

Temporary suspension of the free coffee program

Additionally, the agency is temporarily suspending the free coffee volunteer program at all 37 participating rest areas throughout the state, beginning on Monday, March 16, until further notice. This is a continuation of efforts to slow the spread of the virus through social distancing, minimizing touch points and limiting close personal contact.

Free coffee program rules

  • Organizations must obtain a permit and reserve a time slot in advance.
  • Participants must be Non-profit Organizations and will be required to provide proof of status (State UBI number or Federal EIN number) and personal affiliation with the organization.
  • Permits are nontransferable.
  • This program is to be conducted for improving the safety of highway travel, not as an advertisement of any organization, special interest, or activity.
  • Refreshments offered are to be free of charge to the public. Donations are allowed and solicitations are prohibited.
  • Handouts or posting of printed material is prohibited. Cups may not carry advertising.
  • No pets allowed within coffee/refreshment serving enclosure.
  • The serving organization may have two (2) signs designating the organization. For example, "Free Coffee, Compliments of ____________________." Maximum size of these signs shall be 18"x24".
  • Violation of any rules may result in cancellation of future reservations for the offending organization.
  • Please contact the area maintenance office responsible for the Safety Rest Area you are interested in to find out about any additional rules and local requirements for obtaining permits and making reservations.

Free coffee program contacts

Interstate/Route #

Location

Direction

Contact

I-5

Bow Hill

Northbound

(360) 788-2500

I-5

Bow Hill

Southbound

(360) 788-2500

I-5

Custer

Northbound

(360) 788-2500

I-5

Custer

Southbound

(360) 788-2500

I-5

SeaTac

Northbound

(253) 372-3900

I-5

Smokey Point

Southbound

(425) 258-8300

I-5

Smokey Point

Northbound

(425) 258-8300

US 2

Nason Creek

Multidirectional

(509) 667-2800

SR 28

Quincy Valley

Multidirectional

(509) 754-2056

I-90

Winchester

Eastbound

(509) 754-2056

I-90

Winchester

Westbound

(509) 754-2056

SR 8

Elma

Eastbound

(360) 538-8530

I-5

Maytown

Southbound

(253) 983-7550

I-5

Scatter Creek

Northbound

(253) 983-7550

SR 14

Chamberlain Lake

Multidirectional

(509) 773-4533

I-5

Gee Creek

Northbound

(360) 905-2133

I-5

Gee Creek

Southbound

(360) 905-2133

SR 401

Dismal Nitch

Multidirectional

(360) 942-2092

I-5

Toutle River

Northbound

(360) 740-8640

I-5

Toutle River

Southbound

(360) 740-8640

I-90

Indian John Hill

Eastbound

(509) 674-4444

I-90

Indian John Hill

Westbound

(509) 674-4444

I-90

Rye Grass

Eastbound

(509) 674-4444

I-90

Rye Grass

Westbound

(509) 674-4444

I-82

Prosser

Multidirectional

(509) 545-2202

I-82

Selah Creek

Eastbound

(509) 577-1920

I-82

Selah Creek

Westbound

(509) 577-1920

SR 24

Vernita

Multidirectional

(509) 577-1920

SR 26/US 395

Hatton Coulee

Multidirectional

(509) 324-6583

I-90

Schrag

Eastbound

(509) 324-6583

I-90

Schrag

Westbound

(509) 324-6583

I-90

Sprague Lake

Eastbound

(509) 324-6583

I-90

Sprague Lake

Westbound

(509) 324-6583

US 2

Telford

Multidirectional

(509) 324-6583

US 195

Horn School

Multidirectional

(509) 324-6581

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