The lake is 10 km’s west of Wongan Hills on the Calingiri Road. There are picnic spots with tables/seating. No toilets.
When the lake is full, it is used for water skiing, sailing, canoeing etc. and there is an abundance of different water birds at this time.
In 1917 the lake was filled and overflowed. The next overflow was in 1963. The lake was 4.5 metres deep when the overflow happened and ended up a 0.5 deep overflow. In 1999 history was made again with Lake Hinds overflowing on 25th July for the third time in white-mans history.