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Grindstone Lake, Ruidoso

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  • We have visited Ruidoso a number of times and never knew this was here. Small lake but very nice. You can't camp here. I didn't see anyplace to pay a fee. You can fish and have a boat but it can't hav...  more »
  • Grindstone Lake is great spot to enjoy nature. It’s a beautiful spot that provides an easy walking trail which is 6.7 miles. People can ride their horses, bikes or take their pets. The trail was a bit...  more »
  • This place is perfect for many activities. Very clean and not too crowded. Very well maintained trails for hiking and mountain biking.  more »
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  • Nice place. But we only caught 1 fish there. Luckily it was a keeper. It'd be nice if they made it easier for families to be able to sit and fish without leaning over almost falling out of your chair. But it did make for some priceless memories. Lol. Overall it is still a beautiful place.
  • Great lake for trout fishing. The surrounding area isn't as nice as bonito lake but will have to do since it is closed. Still a gorgeous lake.
  • Loved the lake and the trails around it . An absolute must if you are in the Ruidoso area. Wish I could have stayed a bit longer...Was such a lovely day. The trails where all clearly marked as well.
  • We had a good time hiking. Saw lots of people fishing. Beautiful lake.
  • It's a great fishing spot, great walking trails. Just a nice hang out for the day.
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