The Grindstone Lakes - As Good As It Gets

The Grindstone Lakes on The GI Ranch is the ultimate pay-to-play stillwater fishery. We are proud to act as a booking agent and advocate for such a special place. Generations of anglers and their families have created memories at this magnificent place. Now it’s your turn!


If you are looking for a private fly fishing ranch in Central Oregon, look no further! To begin with, it’s in the middle of one of Oregon’s largest private ranches, known as The GI. Once off the paved highway, you venture an hour into the wilderness, into country seen only by you. It’s on these well-maintained dirt roads that the remoteness and beauty really sink in. Your senses are heightened and you realize that something very special awaits. Around every corner, you might see herds of Mule Deer, Rocky Mountain Elk, Antelope, and wranglers moving hundreds of head of cattle. Then you enter Grindstone Lakes. This is what private lake fly fishing is all about. To book a group trip to this incredible place, call the shop at 1-866-800-2812 or email

The Inside Scoop

Out at Grindstone Lakes, you will find five lakes that range from 20-70 acres. The lakes are large and old and have a range of aquatic terrain. Each has rich insect life. And they all have giant trout! The fish are powerful rainbows ranging from 2 to over 10lbs. So when you hook one, hold on. Every angler could easily catch and release a dozen or more proper trophies, not that anyone is counting!

Grindstone Lakes is the perfect escape for a group outing, whether it’s family, friends, business associates, or all of the above! There are comfortable accommodations for up to 12 people, a great staff of fly fishing guides and cooks, and everything you need to make you feel at home. There’s also more than enough space to allow that special sense of exploration and discovery. It is a place for all of us to find our inner child.

The wall tents near the lakeshore are well-appointed. And the dining area is where all the stories will be told. Just don’t forget to step outside at night to see the most star-filled sky you’ve ever witnessed.

FAQ’s About The Grindstone Lakes

When is the best time of the year for Grindstone Lakes?
The ranch opens based access, usually in the mid-spring. The roads in and around the lakes need to be clear of snow and deep mud before the ranch will allow trucks in. But once access is granted its game on! The lakes fish awesome early season all the way through mid-summer when the water warms and the ranch closes to protect the fish. Then again in the fall the lakes fish really good.
How much does it cost to fish there?
The expense for fishing the Grindstone Lakes varies on the size of your group. All bookings are for three days and you must be accompanied by guides while on the property. The larger the group you bring, the less expensive it is per-person. Just call the shop for availability and cost. For guns, bring your favorite shotguns for all winged hunts and clays. Rifles work great for Sage Rats and Coyote.

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For all our overnight guests Lake In The Dunes offers the cabin. The kitchen has everything you need for creating your favorite meals. The porch offers the perfect sunset viewing spot. And the absolute peace and quiet might make for the best night’s sleep you’ve enjoyed in ages! To ensure the highest quality experience all fly fishing and bird hunting trips at Lake In The Dunes are exclusively booked for your party; the place will be all yours. So bring family young and old, fishing buddies, hunting pals, anyone who might appreciate the beauty, and create memories for a lifetime. Lake In The Dunes is truly unforgettable.

Lake in the Dunes is an amazing getaway for groups trips large and small and it makes for a great weekend fishing or hunting trip. Call us at 1-866-800-2812 for more information about Lake in the Dunes or email us at

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