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

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Head-of-the-Lake Spirit Cam 

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

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Jeff to the Rescue

Jeff to the Rescue

If you've driven on Hayes Drive recently, you've seen how natural wonders like the Grand Canyon began.  But this would not be good if you attempted to navigate through it driving a Mini Cooper.  You might be swallowed up.  Jeff Butterfield came to the...

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Thanksgiving 2020

Thanksgiving 2020

Like other waymarks in 2020, Thanksgiving day may not follow its usual path.  That does not mean giving up on gratitude.  Those at Clark Lake often express an abundance of thankfulness.  How do Clark Lakers feel about this community?  Heartfelt...

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Clark Lake in 2021

Clark Lake in 2021

It won’t be long before we celebrate the end of 2020.  Perhaps 2021 will bring better tidings.  As the year unfolds, a new calendar reveals a Clark Lake photo each month. Stacy Harrison has taken many photos of the lake, and she has assembled memorable ones...

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Garden Angels Thank You

Garden Angels Thank You

The Clark Lake Garden Angels held their only 2020 fundraiser yesterday (Saturday) at the Community Center.  If you missed out, there is good news.  A very few hand-crafted Christmas wreaths are still available and can be delivered to you in the Clark Lake...

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Buy a Christmas Wreath

Buy a Christmas Wreath

Perfect timing.  The Clark Lake Garden Angels are making Christmas wreaths, and they would like you to have one.  For the next 60 action-packed seconds, let them tell you their story in this new video.  You'll get the picture of what they have in store...

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Michigan’s New COVID Restrictions

Michigan’s New COVID Restrictions

A new set of three-week COVID restrictions takes place in Michigan on Wednesday, November 18th.  The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services states:  "Bars and restaurants will be open for outdoor dining, carry-out and delivery only. Gyms will...

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Wreaths from the Garden Angels

Wreaths from the Garden Angels

The Clark Lake Garden Angels would like to help you decorate.  They are offering wreaths for the holiday season.  As this is their only fundraiser in 2020, they are asking a donation of $50 per wreath.  If you would like to make a donation without a...

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The Lake at Christmas

The Lake at Christmas

If the last few years are an indication, the trend at Clark Lake points toward more Christmas decorations.  Will 2020 be the season when you will see boats, rafts, and lifts in the holiday spirit?  Eagle Point Marina has Santa piloting his raft, and...

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November 11, 2020

November 11, 2020

Today is Veterans Day.  Flags are flying, and Americans are saluting those who have served our country in the military.  The phrase "thank you for your service" will be heard often today.  Clark Lake has several veterans living among us.  Three...

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November on the Lake

November on the Lake

In November, it could be snowing sideways--or 75 degrees and sunny.  At Clark Lake, it's been a stretch of the latter.  Because nasty weather is also a strong possibility, most docks and boats are out of the water.  So, if you took a raft ride on the...

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Spirit Trail and Hunting Season

Spirit Trail and Hunting Season

During the hunting season, the Magic Forest section of the Spirit Trail is blocked off.  Why?  The owners of the property allowed the Trail to be built through their property.  They also hunt with bow and arrow and firearms in that area.  So, they...

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Golf at Clark Lake

Golf at Clark Lake

What distinguishes Clark Lake are the creations of the community--like the building of the Spirit Trail, moving a 100-year old cottage down the lake, and most recently, crafting a beautiful new welcome sign that recognizes Trail supporters.  Clark Lake is also...

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Tree Fire on Ocean Beach

Tree Fire on Ocean Beach

Flames from a burning tree could be seen by those at the east end of Clark Lake this evening, and brought out an assembly of neighbors.  Columbia Township Fire Departments arrived at the scene in the 6 pm hour to dowse the flames.   Acting Police Chief...

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New Covid Rule

New Covid Rule

The Governor's emergency COVID orders have been ruled unconstitutional.  The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is now promulgating similar rules.  A new rule affecting restaurants takes place tomorrow (Monday, November 2).  It...

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Meredith Szostek

Meredith Szostek

Long time Clark Lake resident Meredith Szostek has left us.  Meredith passed way late yesterday (Thursday) evening.  Meredith is pictured third from the right in this photo from February 2020.  The occasion was the women's shuffleboard league contest at...

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Pointe Bar & Grill  Closes

Pointe Bar & Grill Closes

The Pointe Bar & Grill has closed.  According to owner Dewey Bramson, a new owner has purchased it, but he is not able to reveal the identity of the buyer.  He added that he expected the new owner would reopen the restaurant sometime around the first of...

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Changes at County Park

Changes at County Park

As reported previously, the Parks Department is installing playground equipment costing $40,000 in the County Park.  Eight cottonwood trees were felled to make room, and Thursday, a crew dug up stumps.  The holes will be filled with sand and finished with...

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Absopure and Its Effect on Clark Lake

Absopure and Its Effect on Clark Lake

Periodically questions arise over Absopure, a water bottling company, active near Clark Lake.  Absopure accesses wells on a piece of property at the corner of Jefferson and 127.  They then transport the water to their plant for bottling.  Some have...

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