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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Raft-O-Rama Merchandise for Christmas

Raft-O-Rama Merchandise for Christmas

The latest shipment of Clark Lake goodies have arrived at Doyles Market, and the timing is perfect for the holidays.   Take a look at what's available. Clark Lake ball caps $20 Clark Lake knit hats $15 Clark Lake golf shirt $25...

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“Buy a Wreath” Sunday

“Buy a Wreath” Sunday

Of the many wreaths created by the Clark Lake Garden Angels for their fundraiser, only six remain.  Combining a bit of the Clark Lake Spirit with the Christmas spirit could add holiday magic to your place. To acquire a wreath, contact Tricia Boyers at 206-2985 or...

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Clark Lake Christmas Update

Clark Lake Christmas Update

Two important updates on Christmas at Clark Lake.  The Garden Angels hold their annual "Buy a Wreath" sale tomorrow (Sat, Nov 27), 9 to noon.  You can purchase in advance through the donation tab on this website or pay cash in person tomorrow morning at the...

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Thanksgiving 2021

Thanksgiving 2021

Clark Lake can project a myriad of looks.  Thanksgiving 2021 began with light rain, mist, and a very definite feel of being deep into autumn.  The unspoken message comes through: another season is about to announce itself in short order. Yet, Clark Lake is...

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Garden Angel’s Wreath Reminder

Garden Angel’s Wreath Reminder

Reminder:  The Garden Angels are busy creating Christmas wreaths to help you decorate for the holidays.  And these works of art are for sale.  You can pay in advance via credit card through the donation tab on this website, or pay cash at the pick up...

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More “Welcome to Clark Lake” Items on the Way

More “Welcome to Clark Lake” Items on the Way

When the first items bearing the "Welcome to Clark Lake" mural image arrived at the Tiny Pear in Brooklyn, it didn't take long.  Shoppers quickly purchased them, and they likely will next be found in stockings hung over the fireplace under the Christmas...

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Garden Angels Say “Buy a Wreath”

Garden Angels Say “Buy a Wreath”

The Clark Lake Garden Angels are preparing for their one and only fundraiser this year.  It's called "Buy a Wreath."  A donation to the Garden Angels will help you decorate for Christmas.  Their work is known for a high level of style whether the...

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Welcome to Clark Lake Christmas Gifts

Welcome to Clark Lake Christmas Gifts

The Welcome to Clark Lake sign is dramatic and colorful thanks to the efforts of Annette Fink who designed and crafted it.  It's a true blessing as the community rallied around this project.   The sign will also have a Christmas significance for...

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Golf Carts and Sewer Rates

Golf Carts and Sewer Rates

  Making it legal to operate a golf cart on some Columbia Township roads is getting serious attention.  The Township has put together a draft ordinance that would allow it.  Here are some highlights: Operator must have a drivers license and must be at...

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Clark Lake’s Contrasting Seasons

Clark Lake’s Contrasting Seasons

No reminder needed that Clark Lake's changing seasons offer quite a contrast.   In the week just concluded, over a couple days, oak trees dropped their leaves as if they were racing to the finish line at MIS.  So intense was the event that you could...

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Veterans Day 2021

Veterans Day 2021

In the video below, Clark Lake veterans recount their experiences.  One of them is SP5 Frank Hones, who served in Viet Nam in military intelligence.  His job, and those in his group, was to intercept enemy voice and Morse code and translate the Vietnamese...

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November on the Lake – 2021

November on the Lake – 2021

A new tradition is taking hold.  C.J. Cox has assembled a crew to count boats, docks and lifts that are still in the lake late in the fall.  Last year's count took place on Sunday, November 8.  This year the count happened again on November 8, but on a...

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Dawn at Clark Lake

Dawn at Clark Lake

Clark Lake sunrises and sunsets can be awesome.  But this article is about neither.  When you talk to the people who service the sewers, they will tell you that another Dawn holds special respect.  How so?  Try this.  If a little gas or oil...

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Clark Lake Catchall – November 6, 2021

Clark Lake Catchall – November 6, 2021

Here's a collection of items, today's Clark Lake Catchall.   The section of the Spirit Trail that goes through the Magic Forest is closed during the hunting season.  For your own safety, you will want to observe this sign.  Have you been thinking...

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A Gentle Clark Lake Morning

A Gentle Clark Lake Morning

Clark Lake displays a multitude of moods.  Weather has a lot to do with it.  At 8:30 am, it was 28 degrees, and some of the fields beyond the lake showed signs of frost.  The greeting was sunny and the lake gently sparkled, a departure from the...

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Election Tuesday

Election Tuesday

You may not know it, but Columbia Township residents will have a proposal to vote upon at the polls tomorrow, Tuesday, November 2nd.  If voters pass it, the proposal will raise property taxes.  The revenue would create a sinking fund for the schools for...

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Halloween at Clark Lake

Halloween at Clark Lake

It's Halloween.  Does it feel spooky?  Check out the weather.  The day started gray.  Given recent conditions, that would be no surprise.   Then by 10:37 am, the skies cleared.  Good to know the sun still exists. Don't hold your...

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Shop with a Cop Gets Support

Shop with a Cop Gets Support

The monumental turf war in East Lansing might have caught the attention of some, but it didn't stop the Shop with a Cop fundraiser at the Eagle's Nest.  What's Shop with a Cop?    The program is designed to help children in need during the...

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