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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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  • We were out and about and saw a sign to Grindstone Lake. Decided to go visit. It is a beautiful lake with mountain backdrops. Great for picture taking. It's also near Grindstone Stables if you want to...  more »
  • My husband and I are hikers and mountain bikers. This has the best trail around the lake. If you are just wanting to walk, hike or bike this is the trail. Beautiful and wildlife watching!!  more »
  • We took our children on a morning hike at Grindstone Lake. The trail system takes you up away from the lake into beautiful forest and meadow. We trail ran the 7 mile Grindstone Lake trail, but there a...  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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