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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Luminaries 2021

Luminaries 2021

As dusk descends on Clark Lake each July 4th, luminaries line its shores.  The soft glow precedes the more raucous celebration later on, as various Clark Lakers light up the skies.  Increasingly, the luminaries have taken hold as part of Clark Lake's...

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Garden Angels’ New Curbs

Garden Angels’ New Curbs

You can't curb the Garden Angels enthusiasm for beautifying Clark Lake.  But the curb pictured below showcases the eye-catching views they create.  Recently, the Garden Angels had a concrete curb installed around the garden in the triangle where North Lake...

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Eagle’s Nest–When Will It Open?

Eagle’s Nest–When Will It Open?

It's an oft heard question at Clark Lake--"when will the new Eagle's Nest open?"  Work is progressing, and owner Blair Huff adds "we want the new Eagle's Nest to exceed expectations."  He says these challenging times require extra effort to acquire "just the...

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Plaques Up on the Sign

Plaques Up on the Sign

Bronze plaques that recognize supporters of the Spirit Trail are now mounted on the Welcome to Clark Lake Sign.  While a border above the plaques has yet to be installed, the accomplishments of last week jump out at you.  When you view the plaques, you get a...

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A Slight Detour for the Spirit Trail

A Slight Detour for the Spirit Trail

Users of the Spirit Trail will come across a slight detour the next few days.  Asphalt repaving is taking place at the Oakwood and South Woodland cut-through.  As you can see in the photos, users should step or ride carefully around the yellow tape. John...

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More Gardening Good Deeds

More Gardening Good Deeds

If you're a regular viewer of this website, you're well aware of the Clark Lake Garden Angels' excellent work.  They beautify the area around the Community Center, the Triangle, and the Tom Collins memorial. You don't have to walk far around the lake to see...

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Mulching in the Rain

Mulching in the Rain

Rain did not dampen the Clark Lake Spirit yesterday afternoon.  The Garden Angels (with husbandly help) unloaded mulch to be used for the Triangle, around the Community Center and at the Tom Collins memorial.  It takes a lot of mulch to make a garden, and...

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Jenifer Scanlon and The Brokerage House

Jenifer Scanlon and The Brokerage House

Please welcome Jenifer Scanlon and The Brokerage House to the Clark Lake Spirit website.  Jenifer is co-owner of this well-known local real estate firm. As you read on, you’ll see why her company is a good fit for this website. Plus, she has some fascinating...

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Great American Crab Races Are Back

Great American Crab Races Are Back

Super fun returns to Clark Lake that will surely make up for 2020 when some of it was on hold.  A Clark Lake specialty is back—the Great American Crab Races.    This highly popular event will once again be held at the Beach Bar, but with two...

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Memorial Day 2021

Memorial Day 2021

Michigan's Biggest Little Parade got bigger this year.  Presented by the Clark Lake Lions Club, this event salutes those who fell in battle defending our freedom.  It's also an opportunity to express love of country, as you will see.  As Memorial Day...

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MLive Poll: Clark Lake Is #1

MLive Poll: Clark Lake Is #1

In an MLive poll, readers named Clark Lake as "Michigan's Best Inland Lake in the Jackson area."  Clark Lake came in with "30.27% of the vote with Wamplers a runner up at 11.72%"  Other lakes rated included Devils Lake, Portage Lake and Coldwater Lake, which...

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Clark Lake Cemetery’s Future

Clark Lake Cemetery’s Future

On Monday, the Clark Lake Cemetery will be a focus of the community.  It's a tradition that the Memorial Day Parade pauses at that location to observe the solemnity of the occasion.  It's meant as a prayer and salute to those buried in the cemetery who fell...

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Biggest Little Parade Is Back

Biggest Little Parade Is Back

Clark Lake's Memorial Day Parade is often called Michigan's Biggest Little Parade, and it returns Monday, May 31 at the west end.  Last year's activity was limited due to COVID.  Nonetheless, the simple ceremony was heartfelt, consisting of a prayer and...

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Monumental Work Begins

Monumental Work Begins

Mounting plaques on the Welcome to Clark Lake Sign is beginning today.  Jackson Monument's team, led by Chris St. John, is at the location on North Lake near Grand Boulevard.  The high-fired mural, designed and crafted by Annette Fink, faces the road. That...

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Learn to Sail

Learn to Sail

After a year off due to the pandemic, the Clark Lake Yacht Club resumes offering their popular Learn to Sail program.  But why would you want to learn sailing?  Watch this video as local members reveal the secret that draws people to this time-honored...

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Clark Lake Cemetery Meeting

Clark Lake Cemetery Meeting

Columbia Township is inviting residents to a meeting regarding the care of the Clark Lake Cemetery on Hyde Road.  Barry Marsh, Township clerk, is hosting the event on Monday, May 24th, 7 pm at the Township Hall, 8500 Jefferson Road, Brooklyn.   Clerk...

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Garden Angels Spring Planting – 2021

Garden Angels Spring Planting – 2021

As the Clark Lake spring unfolds, it's reassuring to know that our Garden Angels will make the most of what nature has to offer.  Yesterday, the Angels planted the area around the Community Center and Triangle.  And they have bigger plans.  Watch the...

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Raft-O-Rama’s Missing Links

Raft-O-Rama’s Missing Links

Thanks to the response to the Raft-O-Rama Missing Years article, we now know the theme for 1975 (Favorite TV Commercials) and 1976 (Bicentennial).  1977 may have been TV Shows or Restaurants. Can you help?  Raft-O-Rama wants to outfit the lake with a T-shirt...

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