Camping at Grindstone Lake

Grindstone Lake Campground is now open!

Campers are allowed to reside for a maximum of 7 consecutive days. No reservations, campfires, or utilities.

View complete campground amenities and policies here.

Campground Fees:

Tent Camp Sites:

$10 per night camping fees are per vehicle, per night.

RV/Camper Spaces:

$20 per night

Day Use Showers:

$6 per day


7:00 am – 11:00 pm


METHOD OF PAYMENT Self-Pay Station - Exact Cash Only

Ensure space is available prior to your purchase.

All vehicles must display their receipt on driver’s side dash.

Types of Camping

Tent sites

  • All sites are marked with site number

  • Shower and toilet located nearby

  • Includes one numbered parking space

Tent-only sites are limited to one 10’x10’ tent (maximum size)

Notes: Campsites offer no special facilities except a cleared area for camping. Sites may include trash cans, chemical toilets or parking.

RV/Camper Spaces

Camper spaces limited to 15' in length or 26’ self-contained RV

  • All sites are marked with site number

  • Shower and toilet located nearby

  • Includes one parking space

No utilities

Notes: RV/Camper spaces offer no utilities RV/Campers are limited to 15' in length or 26’ self-contained RV. Sites may include trash cans, chemical toilets or parking.

Campground Amenities

  • Shower/Toilets – basic restroom with running water, flushing toilets, sink, and shower. No sites offer utilities. Dumpsters,

  • chemical toilets, and one parking site.

  • Large trash dumpsters are located on the campground premises.

Equestrian Camping

• Equestrian camping is not allowed as the required parking for trailers is inadequate and corrals are not supplied.

Stay Limit

  • Campers may reside in a park for a maximum of 7 days during a 14-day period.

  • Campers shall completely remove camping equipment and gear from the campground for 7 calendar days during the 14-day period.


  • Pet owners shall pick up after their pets and maintain the area in a clean and sanitary condition.

  • Pet owners shall restrain pets on leashes that are not more than 10' in length.

  • Pet owners shall not leave their pets unattended in vehicles or campsites.

  • Pet owners shall prevent their pets from excessive barking, howling and making loud noises so as not to disturb others.


• Those only interested in showers are subject to the Parking/Day Use Fee of $6.

More About Camping

  • Absolutely no open fires at any time.

  • Gas and charcoal grills are allowed ONLY in compliance with the current Village of Ruidoso Fire Restrictions. Please verify Restriction Level prior to ignition at

  • Fireworks are strictly forbidden.

  • Portable showers are prohibited.

  • Weekend quiet hours are between 10:00 pm and 7:00 am. Weekdays between 9:00 pm and 7:00 am.

  • Generator use is limited to the hours of 7:00 am to 9:00 am and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Generators cannot be used outside of

    these hours.

  • Campers shall not save or reserve camping spaces for others even by purchasing additional permits.

  • Campsite check-out time is 2:00 pm

  • Campers may not retain and leave vacant a campsite for more than 24 hours.

  • Vehicles in the Campground between 9:00 pm and 6:00 am are subject to camping fees.

  • Visitors may be required to pay fees for their entire stay in advance (rather than on a daily basis) for weekends, holidays or special events.

  • Camping fees permit the use of the campground and its associated amenities only. All other permits must be purchased separately (i.e. boating permits).