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At this time reservations are not required for Grindstone Lake! WE WILL BE OPEN THIS FRIDAY, SATURDAY, AND SUNDAY!!!

We will be opening this season for boat rentals and regular operations on April 16th at 10am!


4 months ago
Good place for kayaking. Reservations are required for entrance. Parking fee is reasonable ($10 per vehicle).
- Hasib C
7 months ago
We rented Kayaks here last year and went kayaking. It was really fun and wasn’t expensive. They had a military discount also for the kayak rental. The lake is beautiful!
- Helen H
a year ago
What a great place to swim, paddle, fish, bike, or just hang out! Very family friendly and great for picnicking. There's a path all the way around the lake, so there's plenty of lake shore to find a secluded spot for hanging out. The dam is off limits, so you will need to hike or bike around on the trails to get to the far side. There are port-o-lets and trailer-based restrooms on the parking lot side and a ways down the path on the same side of the lake if you follow the wide path, but it is very primitive on the far side with only a single-track hiking/biking trail. We visited in July and the water was cool and refreshing (I would guess about 70°F). Entry fee is $5 per car, but free if you bike in. There's plenty of parking, but if you visit on the weekends, be aware that you may need a reservation. There's a boat launch and boathouse where they rent all sorts of watercraft, from paddle boats (leg-powered), to canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddle boards. When we were there, there w...
- Dan S

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