Lake King is five and a half hours' drive east of Perth. The town is a stopping place for visitors travelling across arid country and through Frank Hann National Park to Norseman. It is a crossroads centre with a tavern and several stores.
In season the surrounding countryside puts on a wonderful display of colourful wildflowers. Visit the Lake King saltwater lake, picnic at the Mount Madden Cairn and Lookout, or visit a yabby (small freshwater rock lobster) farm.
The Frank Hann National Park is located 25 kilometres to the east of town and offers a good representation of the heath flora of inland sand plains. Lake King offers bed and breakfasts, hotel/motel accommodation and a caravan park.