US Army Corps of Engineers
Huntington District

Dolly Sods, Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia

Stay Safe and Enjoy Your Visit

What is a Danger Zone?

  • Anywhere UXO are spotted.

What are UXO?

  • UXO = UneXploded Ordnance Mortars, bullets, etc. Lengths vary up to 23 inches.

Where Did They Come From?

  • Dolly Sods is also what is known as a Formerly Used Defense Site (FUDS).
  • During WWII, the United States Army used Dolly Sods for target practice.

Clean Up
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) performed a clean up in the area.
All of the UXO found were removed.
However, there is still a risk that some undetected UXO could resurface.

 
Public Safety

If precautions are taken, you, your family, and friends will remain safe during your visit at Dolly Sods.
 
Take Precautions

  • Camp in established campsites.
  • Stay on designated trails.
  • Do not create new campsites or trails

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Rules of UXO Safety

  • UXO can be found in many shapes and sizes: new or old, shiny or rusty

Rules of UXO Safety

  • DO NOT TOUCH anything that ight be UXO!
  • UXO can hurt or kill you.
  • Rules of UXO Safety

Retreat

  • Go back the way you came.

Rules of UXO Safety
Stay at least 50 feet away! Mark the area by: Making an arrow with rocks.

Making an arrow with sticks.Tying a bandana around something.  

Rules of UXO Safety Report 1-888-283-0303 Report the location of the UXO.

3 Important Rules of UXO Safety

  • Recognize
  • Retreat
  • Report
  • 1-888-283-0303

 



 

 

Kids Animated Presentation

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Kids Animated Presentation

Enjoy Dolly Sods and have a safe visit.

How to stay away from the Danger ZONE
at Dolly Sods in the Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia with me, Wally the Woodchuck.

Hi kids, I'm Wally the Woodchuck. I live here at Dolly Sods.

Today, we are going to look and learn
about the danger ZONE at Dolly Sods.

The danger ZONE is anywhere you find UXO.

What are UXO? UneXploded Ordnance

UXO are mortars, bullets, etc…

All UXO are dangerous!

During World War II the United States Army used Dolly Sods for target practice.

Some of the ammunition, mortar shells, and other UXO are still IN the ground.

I would like you to learn the three important rules of UXO safety.

If you learn what to do, you can keep friends, family, and yourself safe on your visit here.

UXO can be found in many shapes and sizes. UXO can be new or old, shiny or rusty, clean or dirty.

Here are some photos to help you spot UXO. Clean, new and shiny UXO. Dirty, old and rusty UXO.

Do not touch anything that can be UXO.

All UXO can kill or injure.

If you spot UXO stay at least 50 feet away.

To point out UXO;
1. Make an arrow using rocks.
2. Hang a bandana or
3. Make an arrow with sticks.

Leave the area
Go back the way you came

Tell an adult to call 1-888-283-0303

Hey kids, to stay safe here at Dolly Sods you must know three important rules of UXO safety
Spot
Walk Away
Call 1-888-283-0303

 

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