FUDS Notification and Safety Education Camp Wolters

From 1941 to 1974, various branches of the Department of Defense used Camp Wolters to conduct infantry, engineer aviation, helicopter and tank training. Additionally, troops received training in using demolition materials. Several areas of the former Camp Wolters have been identified through historical research and site visits as having potential explosive hazards. As depicted on the inside map, these areas include former Combat Ranges, a Maneuver Area, Multiple Use Ranges, and an Ordnance Burial Area. A number of these areas are adjacent to the active Texas National Guard Camp Wolters military installation.

The former Camp Wolters comprises approximately 23,747 acres in Palo Pinto and Parker counties, Texas. The property lies northeast of Mineral Wells and is adjacent to the northeast corner of the city. Today, the Texas National Guard uses 4,000 acres of the former camp for training, Lake Mineral Wells State Park occupies 3,285 acres and the remaining property is privately owned.

Because explosive hazards associated with military munitions from past military training may remain on the former Camp Wolters, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recommends that landowners and visitors follow the 3Rs of Explosives Safety – Recognize, Retreat, and Report.

To download or print this information, open the Camp Wolters  Safety Guide in PDF format.

Link to full size map of Camp Wolters

Frequently Asked Questions

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 What types of potential hazards exist?

Military munitions such as artillery projectiles, grenades, mortars, rockets and general small arms were potentially used at Camp Wolters. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is unable to rule out the presence of munitions that may pose an explosive hazard.

 What are the findings of the work that the government has completed?

Historical research and site inspections indicate that military munitions were previously used at this camp and some munitions may remain on the property. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has determined that further investigation is required for the Combat Ranges, Maneuver Area, Multiple Use Ranges, and Ordnance Burial Area at the former Camp Wolters.

 What will be done next?
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will make 3Rs explosives safety education material available to landowners and the community. Additionally, it will coordinate with landowners as it plans required response activities.

Safety is a Priority

Follow the 3Rs of Explosives Safety if you suspect you may have come across a military munition.

Click to view the Unexploded Ordnance Safety page of the DENIX Web site Recognize – when you may have come across a munition, and that munitions are dangerous;
Retreat – do not approach, touch, move, or disturb a suspect munition, but carefully leave the area; and
Report – immediately what you saw and where you saw it to local law enforcement – call 911.

Additional Information

For additional information view a fact sheet about Interim Risk Management and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Notification and Safety Education initiative or call 855-765-FUDS (3837).

If you would like specific information about the project listed above please visit the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Fort Worth Public Affairs website and complete the form.