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Grindstone Lake, Ruidoso

(3.3/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web)
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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  • In a rural area just past the entrance to the Inn of the Mountain Gods. Not as scenic as the lake at the aforementioned Inn/Casino, but a trusted local said that's where he liked to fish.  more »
  • Visited the lake on a weekday and it was gorgeous. The place was very peaceful with only a few hikers in the area. The lake is man made but still nice. Trails are well marked and easy to find. There i...  more »
  • We enjoyed geocaching and hiking around the lake. We saw a few fisherman out and about on the shores - not sure if they were catching any - but the place sure is quiet and beautiful otherwise!  more »
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  • Great trail system for biking, adequately marked. Would love some more difficult trails though.
  • AWESOME and beautiful lake! I like my fishing a bit slower pace but man, these fish were striking. Great fryer's!
  • Nice lake. No bites for us or anyone around us. It was packed with people. You have to park quite a way from the lake so prepare to carry everything you have downhill and back up.
  • Great for fishing and other things
  • Great place to hike and fish