U.S.F.S. Delays Opening At-Risk Campground
The U.S. Forest Service announced Tuesday (May 14) that it delaying the opening of the Gold Basin campground for a safety review to gauge the possibilities of a landslide there, television station KCPQ reported.
The announcement came after the Seattle Times reported on concerns of a potential landslide at the campground.
“In light of the Oso/530 landslide, we are taking a hard look at the historic Gold Basin slide path adjacent to the campground,” Peter Forbes, Darrington District park ranger for the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, said in a news release.
“Opening the campground will be delayed until the safety evaluation is complete,” he said.
The news release offered no timetable as to when the campground might be opened.
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