Videos to watch

United by Our Love of Clark Lake 
Raft-a-thon III
Making the Move – Graziani Cottage
Merry Christmas 2019
Christmas 2018 – Raft-O-Rama
Thanksgiving 2018Sponsors
Fall Flight 49234 – 2018
Clark Lake 2017 – Four seasons in 15 minutes
Thanksgiving – 2017 Being thankful for Clark Lake (2 minutes)
Veterans at Clark Lake – Veterans tell you their own story (16 minutes)
Andy Scott’s Video – First published on Christmas Eve 2015, it includes two years of Clark Lake in action

DamCam

View of Clark Lake from the Palmer Dam at Ocean Beach  

Head-of-the-Lake Spirit Cam 

View the west end of Clark Lake 24/7 from the Township Park.

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Sunrise/Sunset Combo

Sunrise/Sunset Combo

There are few things as inspiring as Clark Lake's amazing displays created by sun and sky.   Double that when you can catch both a sunset and sunrise in quick succession.  Jack Burns caught the Wednesday sunset from the Eagle Point shoreline.  Then...

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Hot Patch for Clark Lake

Hot Patch for Clark Lake

It may have rained Thursday morning, but that didn't slow down a Jackson Department of Transportation crew at Clark Lake.  The potholes must go, according to Edward and Micky who doused the holes and crevices with what's called hot patch.  A truck, full of...

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Garden Angels Gear Up for Spring

Garden Angels Gear Up for Spring

The Clark Lake Garden Angels are meeting, a sure sign that spring is in our grasp.  They will begin planting soon around the Community Center, Tom Collins monument, and in the Triangle (where North Lake meets Ocean Beach Road). So, what's ahead?  First, a...

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The Secrets Houses Hide, Part 2

The Secrets Houses Hide, Part 2

Yesterday, this website brought you a story about what was discovered as a house was being razed in the Eagle Point Cove.  Here's another story of what a house was hiding, but one of a very different sort. A house in the Clark Lake Village on Vining Street was...

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The Secrets Houses Hide

The Secrets Houses Hide

Many dwellings at Clark Lake started out as cottages, originally designed for summer only.  Over the decades, their owners added on to them and perhaps winterized them.  It’s only when those structures are renovated or come down do they reveal more of their history....

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Clark Lake Upgrades

Clark Lake Upgrades

A Clark Lake cultural truth is the constant action to elevate what we have.  That includes the Spirit Trail and its amenities.  Over the last several years, the Trail committee has planted all-weather benches at strategic points around the lake.  With a...

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Columbia Township State of Emergency

Columbia Township State of Emergency

You might not have known it, but Columbia Township has been under a state of emergency since Sunday.  Supervisor Bob Elrod declared the emergency action, as you can see in this posting on the Township website: Michigan no longer has a state of emergency in force that...

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Capturing Clark Lake’s Moments

Capturing Clark Lake’s Moments

If there were ever wisdom in the admonition to capture the moment, Clark Lake offers plenty of examples.  The everchanging visuals the lake offers supply the evidence.  In a twinkling of an eye, the scene changes, sometimes with drama. This morning Ann Swain took this...

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Note on Your Sewer Bill

Note on Your Sewer Bill

Your latest sewer bill may have arrived by now.  In the lower left hand corner you'll find a short message, "BEGINNING THIS QTR POSTMARKS NO LONGER ACCEPTED."  Here's what this change in policy means for your sewer and tax bills.  In the past Columbia Township would...

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Spirit Trail Story Walk

Spirit Trail Story Walk

Viewers of this website are well aware that Clark Lake is awash with great stories, including those about the Spirit Trail.  Through June, a new twist to "story" will appear on the section of the Trail that was formerly the Cincinnati-Northern Railway bed. This new...

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Update:  Jefferson near Sandy Beach Injury Accident

Update: Jefferson near Sandy Beach Injury Accident

It took the jaws of life to extricate 73-year old Robert P. Kinney of Clark Lake from a mangled wreck last evening (Monday, April 5).  According to Columbia Township Police Chief Jay Niles, Kinney was traveling west on Jefferson Road, west of Sandy Beach. ...

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Injury Accident on Jefferson and Sandy Beach

Injury Accident on Jefferson and Sandy Beach

Police and other emergency vehicles are at the scene of an injury accident on Jefferson near Sandy Beach.  As of 9:30 pm (Monday 4/5), Jefferson was blocked in both directions.  Both Columbia Township Police and Jackson County Sheriffs Department...

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Yacht Club’s First Weekend in April

Yacht Club’s First Weekend in April

For the Kentucky Derby, it's the first Saturday in May.  For the Clark Lake Yacht Club, it's the first weekend in April.  That's when a group of members gather to repair, replace, and prepare the docks for the new season.  Here they are in action on...

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Raft-O-Rama Super Sale

Raft-O-Rama Super Sale

The Raft-O-Rama Super Sale is going on now at Doyle's Market.  But hurry, quantities are limited.  Prices this low means these cool items won't last long! Here are the quantities of each item on sale: Hats     4 Navy (4) / 6 White (5) Kids...

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Spirit Trail Drain

Spirit Trail Drain

County crews freed up a clog drain that runs under Jefferson Road and also services the Spirit Trail.  Runoff flows underground from south of Jefferson Road near St. Rita's. Water on the Trail also accesses the drain (normally has a grate over it).  Until...

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Clark Lake Potpourri

Clark Lake Potpourri

Clark Lake always has something going on, whether it be natural encounters, fun on the lake, or changes to our infrastructure.  One of the definitions of the word potpourri is a mixture of things.  Below is Clark Lake's mixture over the last few days, as...

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Beach Bar Update

Beach Bar Update

The Beach Bar has tentatively set Wednesday, April 7 to reopen.  As this is not firm, you will want to check back for official confirmation. It's hard to drive on Ocean Beach Road without noticing the construction.  What you're seeing is work on the area...

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