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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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  • My son and I have been going here for 20 years. Though we also go to other places to fish, this place was our first trip and we always start here. It is stocked once a week. Fireball baits work well. ...  more »
  • Everyone travelling through south-central New Mexico knows of the well-advertised Mescalero Apache Casino, "Inn of the Mountain Gods," with its associated beautiful man-made lake. But until this trip ...  more »
  • Pulled in 7 trout.walk around to rocks with drill marks...fireballs worked well...2 were over 17 inches--was crowded tho...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Great views on the water. Great fishing and we saw wild horses on the other bank.
  • Family and I had fun. Would definitely recommend for a great hike.
  • Great trail system for biking, adequately marked. Would love some more difficult trails though.