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Grindstone Lake, Ruidoso

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Fishing is permited at Grindstone Lake with proper license and in compliance with appropriate state law. Fishing allowed from sunrise and sundown from vessels which are lawfully operated on the lake, and from sunrise to 10pm from the shore. Only non-motorized vessels allowed permits issued at Parks & Recreation Office located 801 Resort Drive from 8am - 5pm Monday-Friday or the Public Pool during the summer weekends. Boat permits are $25 season, $10 three consecutive days and $5 one day.
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  • This place is perfect for many activities. Very clean and not too crowded. Very well maintained trails for hiking and mountain biking.  more »
  • If you love to fish and want a family outing, this is the place to be in Ruisdoso. Great walking trail, scenery is beautiful, it's a well kept up lake. Go have some fun with the family, enjoy God's cr...  more »
  • This place is a short drive from downtown Ruidoso. Our goal was to enjoy a scenic hike. We were delighted with the turquoise water of the lake. Our hike took us half way around. We saw people enjoying...  more »
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  • Be sure to use the restoom before coming here. The public restrooms here are super disgusting and very dirty. Wear good shoes as well. The trails to get to the lake are hills. Looks pretty never catch fish though :(
  • The lake was very nice, despite our bad luck with fish. We must have been in a bad spot, which was near the dam. I wish it was easier to get to the other side of the lake. We might have missed a path that would take us there. There is no shade, and no bathrooms, unless you count holes in the ground.
  • Beautiful lake, caught 3 pan-sized raonbow trout, and had a wonderful day. The mountains are beautiful and have several trails and even offer horse back rides.
  • Very beautiful scenery but caught no fish and no body around us caught any either
  • Great views on the water. Great fishing and we saw wild horses on the other bank.

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