This 208-acre lake was constructed in 1991 as a water supply for Cameron. The dam was recently raised to bring the lake to its current size. The reservoir is surrounded by 800 city-owned acres of forest and old fields which provide a good setting for picnicking, bird-watching, primitive camping, and nature viewing. Since enrollment in the Community Assistance Program, the Missouri Conservation Department has added two parking lots, a disabled-user accessible privy, concrete boat ramp, disabled-user accessible fishing dock, and access roads to the facilities. Grindstone Lake provides fishing opportunities for largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, and channel catfish. Channel catfish are stocked periodically by the Conservation Department.
From Cameron, take Highway 36 west 2 miles, then County Road Southeast Locust Road north 1 mile to the main boat ramp.
3CSR 10-12 101 Title; Authority
Chapter 12 of the Wildlife Code applies to this area. This area is not owned by the Missouri Department of Conservation. The information provided reflects regulations for activities regulated under a cooperative agreement between the Missouri Department of Conservation and the owner of the area. For more information on any activity not listed below, contact the area owner at the phone number listed in the area details section.
3CSR 10-12 109 Closed Hours
This area is closed to public use from 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m daily; however, hunting fishing, trapping, dog training, camping, launching and landing boats is allowed 24 hours a day on areas where these activities are permitted.
3CSR 10-12 110 Use of Boats and Motors
Boats may be used on this area.
Outboard motors in excess of 10 horsepower may be used, but must be operated at slow, no-wake speed.
3CSR 10-12 130 Fishing, General Provisions and Seasons
Fishing is prohibited on some areas managed under a cooperative agreement with the Department, but allowed on others. Special regulations may apply to fishing. To determine the fishing regulations for this area, consult the Missouri Code of State Regulations in Chapter 12 of the Wildlife Code.