Safety Rest Areas - Free coffee program

This program is very popular and benefits the public, participating volunteer groups and the WSDOT. For Safety Rest Areas with high volumes of visitors there is usually a list of groups waiting to participate 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.

Free coffee program rules

  1. Organizations must obtain a permit and reserve a time slot in advance.
  2. 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.
  3. Permits are nontransferable.
  4. This program is to be conducted for improving the safety of highway travel, not as an advertisement of any organization, special interest, or activity.
  5. Refreshments offered are to be free of charge to the public. Donations are allowed and solicitations are prohibited.
  6. Handouts or posting of printed material is prohibited. Cups may not carry advertising.
  7. No pets allowed within coffee/refreshment serving enclosure.
  8. 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".
  9. Violation of any rules may result in cancellation of future reservations for the offending organization.
  10. 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 Phone

I-5

Bow Hill

Northbound

(360) 788-2500

I-5

Bow Hill

Southbound

I-5

Custer

Northbound

I-5

Custer

Southbound

I-5

SeaTac

Northbound

(253) 372-3900

I-5

Smokey Point

Southbound

(425) 258-8300

I-5

Smokey Point

Northbound

SR 2

Nason Creek

Multidirectional

(509) 667-2800

SR 28

Quincy Valley

Multidirectional

(509) 754-2056

I-90

Winchester

Eastbound

I-90

Winchester

Westbound

SR 8

Elma

Eastbound

(360) 538-8530

I-5

Maytown

Southbound

(253) 983-7550

I-5

Scatter Creek

Northbound

SR 14

Chamberlain Lake

Multidirectional

(509) 773-4533

I-5

Gee Creek

Northbound

(360) 905-2133

I-5

Gee Creek

Southbound

SR 401

Dismal Nitch

Multidirectional

(360) 942-2092

I-5

Toutle River

Northbound

(360) 740-8640

I-5

Toutle River

Southbound

I-90

Indian John Hill

Eastbound

(509) 674-4444

I-90

Indian John Hill

Westbound

I-90

Rye Grass

Eastbound

I-90

Rye Grass

Westbound

SR 82

Prosser

Multidirectional

(509) 545-2202

SR 82

Selah Creek

Eastbound

(509) 577-1920

SR 82

Selah Creek

Westbound

SR 24

Vernita

Multidirectional

SR 26/
US 395

Hatton Coulee

Multidirectional

(509) 324-6583

I-90

Schrag

Eastbound

I-90

Schrag

Westbound

I-90

Sprague Lake

Eastbound

I-90

Sprague Lake

Westbound

US 2

Telford

Multidirectional

US 195

Horn School

Multidirectional

(509) 324-6581