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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Eagle Point Drive Update

Eagle Point Drive Update

Major work took place today for the paving of Eagle Point Drive.  This morning, the section was graded dirt and gravel.  This afternoon, the first layer of asphalt covered it.  The finishing layer will likely be applied after the holiday.  It's...

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Road Meeting Has Been Postponed

Road Meeting Has Been Postponed

A meeting regarding improving roads in Columbia Township, scheduled for this evening (Wednesday, June 29) has been postponed.  It has not yet been rescheduled. The meeting was to have been held at Columbia Central High School. The meeting had been put together by...

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Clark Lake on Display

Clark Lake on Display

Clark Lake was on display on Saturday as part of the Irish Hills Lake & Home Tour.  Clark Lake was one of seven featured in the area as part of this Irish Hills Chamber of Commerce event.   Guests of the Brokerage House gathered at the Eagle's...

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Eagle Point Drive Paving Begins

Eagle Point Drive Paving Begins

County crews arrived this morning (Tuesday) at Clark Lake for the paving of Eagle Point Drive.  The new road surface will cover the gravel/dirt section that starts where Eagle Point Road meets Eagle Point Drive.  The new pavement will head east to where the...

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Historic Lakeview Sign

Historic Lakeview Sign

One Lakeview West resident was surprised.  "Where is the sign that lists residents at the corner of Lakeview and Jefferson?"  Once again it is being restored.  For the third time, Kelli Volk Bercik has assumed the task of repairing this Clark Lake...

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Barricades on Lakeview West

Barricades on Lakeview West

Jackson County erected barricades to Lakeview West this afternoon as a cautionary warning of a road problem.  They will remain until JCDOT (formerly the Road Commission) repairs the road over a culvert.  In this video, Michael McCarthy, a nearby neighbor,...

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Luminaries Are Ready

Luminaries Are Ready

With Independence Day just days away, luminaries are now available.  There are two ways to get them---at Doyle's Market or when a Raft-O-Rama committee member knocks on your door.   The idea grows a bit every year.  Clark Lakers line the lakefront...

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Terror on 127

Terror on 127

Several motorists, including at least one Clark Laker, will not soon forget a 127 nightmare.  The nightmare was not a dream, but happened in the 7 am hour as adrenaline rushed through the veins of those involved. Imagine you’re heading northbound where 127 is...

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Flags Are Flying

Flags Are Flying

More flags are flying for patriotic holidays thanks to the Brooklyn Kiwanis, and the people who are subscribing to their project.  Club volunteers place about 600 flags around the area, including Clark Lake.  You may have seen them over Memorial Day. ...

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Wanted by Police

Wanted by Police

Columbia Township Police are looking for 33 year old Brandon Charles Nodine, of Cement City.  On May 19, 2022 an arrest warrant for larceny in a building was authorized by the Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.  Nodine is described as 5’ 7” in...

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The Roads

The Roads

Residents and elected officials agree about the condition of the roads.  Some are substandard, others, terrible.  A ride around Clark Lake tells the story.  The attack of potholes on car infrastructure continues.  Hit Clark Lake's moonscape on a...

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Sailboat Races Tomorrow

Sailboat Races Tomorrow

Last Sunday afternoon, the Clark Lake Yacht Club held it's second week of competition, and week 3 happens tomorrow (6/19).  Race Chairman Scott Rosenbeck says a variety of class boats have participated so far: 16 foot Rebel , 14 foot Sunfish, 14 foot Hobie, 13...

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Luminaries in the Making

Luminaries in the Making

Hard to believe that July 4th is little more than two weeks away.  Each year, luminaries placed along the shoreline produce a soft glow as part of Clark Lake's Independence Day celebration.  In the photo below, Raft-O-Rama's luminary production is ramping up...

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Weeds Begone

Weeds Begone

PLM survey at Clark Lake Tuesday revealed a few areas of hybrid Eurasian water milfoil (HEWM), totaling about two acres.  That's good news as there could have been more.  Clark Lake has been engaged in a battle to defend itself from this invasive...

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Another Clark Lake Innovation

Another Clark Lake Innovation

History strongly suggests that Clark Lake innovators were the first to repurpose a swim-raft floating on 55 gallon drums.   They cut a slot to create a transom to mount a five-horsepower motor. The idea caught on, and thus began a new era.  Seeing...

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Freedom Fireworks July 9th

Freedom Fireworks July 9th

Freedom Fireworks will again thunder over Clark Lake.  The dramatic displays of colorful and intricate designs accompanied by earth-shaking roars and rumble is set for Saturday, July 9th.  Ralph Mahalak Jr. and friends have made Freedom Fireworks an annual...

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Unusual Sunset

Unusual Sunset

An unusual sunset followed heavy rain, thunder and lightning.  What seemed unusual was how long it lasted and how deep the color contrasted against the darkness, all while lightning and thunder continued.  The photo seems to boost the brightness along the...

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Roads in Columbia Township

Roads in Columbia Township

Condition of roads in the area has come under some scrutiny.  Pavement in some areas is rough, and some roads are not paved at all.  An informal ad hoc committee has formed to discuss what can be done.  Included in the discussion are the County roads...

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