Lake King was formed in the late 1860s to provide the town’s water supply. It also served as a swimming pool at one time complete with diving board and lighting.
Named after Daniel King, local bootmaker, vigneron and active community member, the walk gives you a great opportunity to view the local bird life and a number of works from the aRTS Rutherglen Scuplture Trail. Lake King is stocked with Yellow Belly and Redfin and is a perfect spot for the kids to learn how to fish. Enjoy a picnic lunch or a BBQ with family and friends.
Although no swimming is allowed, the nearby Rutherglen Swimming Pool is open during the summer months.
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Start Walking: Apex Park, Murray Street, Rutherglen
Starting at Apex Park just beside the playground. Head towards the lake and join the path heading to the right.
After 200m take the footpath to the left closest to the lake. Up ahead you will turn left at the seat to join the gravel path.
Follow the path around Lake King, you will see the Lake King Lounge at about halfway.
The walk finishes back at the playground.
End Walking: Apex Park, Murray Street, Rutherglen