Spend a beautiful Ruidoso day at a shimmering mountain lake.
TOP Grindstone Lake Attractions and Activities
Ruidoso’s newest and most unique attraction, the new Wibit Water Park at Grindstone Lake, opens June 19th for the summer season! The floating, inflatable platform is perfect for family fun, birthday parties and special events. Come out for the day or purchase a season pass with swimming, boating, fishing, disc golf, and more available at Grindstone Lake located in the heart of Ruidoso. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wed. through Sun.
Head to the water for a day of paddleboarding, kayaking, biking, fishing and more. The Dam House at Grindstone Lake is open for boat and bike rentals, fishing equipment, food and drink at Grindstone Lake from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day. Open daily 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Thanks to over a million acres of National Forest and wilderness areas, virtually every corner of Ruidoso is waiting to be discovered.
From pristine high-mountain lakes and streams to sparkling reservoirs and meandering rivers, discover the best places to cast a line in Ruidoso.
Bring a picnic, cast for fish, paddle a boat, cycle, horseback ride, or explore on foot via multi-use trails at two cool, clear alpine reservoirs in Ruidoso that will keep you coming back for more.
"The climb to Grindstone Mesa can be painful, but the payoff is anything but: Views of Sierra Blanca and surrounding mountains are spectacular." — AAA NEW MEXICO JOURNEY magazine
The Grindstone Disc Golf Course is located near Ruidoso's Midtown in Grindstone Canyon near Grindstone Lake. It is a 27 hole, 81 par heavily wooded course, free and fun for the whole family.
SEE GRINDSTONE LAKE IN ACTION
Grindstone Lake trail system in Ruidoso, NM consist of roughly 8-12 miles of beautiful single track mountain biking! Climbing is slow and gradual nothing technical on the shorter 8 mile section.
A short video of last weekend's trip to Ruidoso, New Mexico in which we hiked along Grindstone Trail. 🗺🌲🌳🌲
The Sweetest Journey
DISCOVER UPCOMING EVENTS AT GRINDSTONE LAKE
A great family event starting & finishing at Wingfield Park using 2 different running trails at Grindstone Lake in midtown Ruidoso. It is sanctioned by USA Track & Field and the American Trail Running Association. Great Ruidoso carved bears as awards. It is a benefit for the Ski Apache Adaptive Sports & Ecoservants.
This is an opportunity for runners to train in the high altitude and cooler temperatures of the Sacramento Mountains. There are three runs: a 4-mile course, an 8.5-mile course & a half marathon. Each run will begin and end in Wingfield Park in mid-town Ruidoso.