Cow Creek Band impresses travelers with freeway 'rest stop'

The Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians has opened the only privately-owned rest stop on the West Coast, The Roseburg News-Review reports.

The rest area is located near the tribe's Seven Feathers Truck and Travel Center off I-5 in Oregon. It offers a covered pavilion, picnic tables, vending machines and a a fenced yard for dogs.

Then there are the views. “It's absolutely gorgeous,” Monnie Eichten of California told the paper. "This is really nice,” added Ken Olson of Washington.

The state recently closed two nearby rest stops, giving the tribe an opportunity to reach travelers. “Once they stop, they'll come back,” Tonya Theiss-Skrip, the tribe's special projects officer, told the paper.

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