Granite Falls campground closed by mudslide hazard

GRANITE FALLS, Wash. (AP) - The Forest Service has delayed opening the Gold Basin Campground near Granite Falls while it evaluates the risk of a mudslide like the one that buried dozens of homes at Oso.

The Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest says it wants to assure the safety of the campground that has room for more than 800 campers.

Gold Basin Campground is located between the Mountain Loop Highway and the South Fork Stillaguamish River and sits at the base of a hill that has a history of landslides.