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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Northwest Clark Lake Neighbors Get-together

Northwest Clark Lake Neighbors Get-together

Northwest Clark Lake neighbors reunited for a get-together.  Formerly the annual neighborhood progressive party, this year's venue was the Clark Lake Community Center. These Clark Lakers took the opportunity to explore the Community Center and see the...

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Johnny K Gets a Surprise

Johnny K Gets a Surprise

When John Karkheck turned 70, it did not go unnoticed.  A surprise awaited him yesterday evening (Saturday).  His relatives from around the country and friends from Clark Lake were ready with birthday wishes.  As the crowd stood by, Dotty Karkheck led...

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Garden Angels Gear Up

Garden Angels Gear Up

If you rounded the corner of North Lake and Ocean Beach Roads yesterday evening, you probably saw the Clark Lake Garden Angels gearing up for the season.  The Triangle is an area the Garden Angels beautify each summer.    It's amazing what these ladies...

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Clark Lake Fly-in

Clark Lake Fly-in

A Piper seaplane visited Clark Lake today.  The plane is registered to Thomas Charles of Jackson.  In the slide show below, the plane taxied from Eagle Point, headed west, took off, and circled the skies over the lake.  The plane...

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Foundation Directors Meet

Foundation Directors Meet

The Directors of the Clark Lake Spirit Foundation meet as needed though out the year.  The most recent meeting was held on May 9th at which Directors heard reports, discussed the issues and voted as required.  What follows are some highlights. Last fall, the...

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Clark Lake Cemetery Fence

Clark Lake Cemetery Fence

For some years, the fencing on all but the east side of the cemetery has been deteriorating or non-existent.  Last night, the Columbia Township board reached a consensus to replace the chain link fence to match the fence at the entrance.  An estimate from...

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Getting Ready for Raft-O-Rama

Getting Ready for Raft-O-Rama

Sunshine and warm weather mean Raft-O-Rama is also on the way.  This year's theme is Landmarks and Amazing Places.  The committee met yesterday going over the many details associated with the big event. It's not too soon to plan your entry for the Sunday,...

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Clark Lake Renewal

Clark Lake Renewal

Some people were born into the Clark Lake experience;  for others it was a destination.  Stories of why people stay here, why they returned after leaving, or how Clark Lake became an aspiration reveal something of the seductiveness of this magical...

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Rapid Progress at the Community Center

Rapid Progress at the Community Center

Warp speed progress at the Community Center---that's both an aspiration, and to some extent, playing out in real time.  Acquiring materials now rather than later mitigates inflationary pressures somewhat.  The Community Center is also rented for events, and...

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Clark Lake’s Attraction

Clark Lake’s Attraction

It's no secret.  Clark Lake has a strong attraction.  Once you connect, departing is like pulling two magnets apart.  Here's a present-day story that illustrates Clark Lake's allure. The Timberlake's cottage has been a family retreat going back to...

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Bomb Threat

Bomb Threat

Columbia Township Police are investigating a bomb threat at Columbia Central Jr/Sr High School.  Police say they were notified Tuesday, April 26, at 11:15 am and immediately responded.  Upon arriving, officers observed the school's safety protocol had been...

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Learn to Sail 2022

Learn to Sail 2022

Sailing distinguishes itself from other kinds of boating.  For some, it becomes a joy of a lifetime.  Just ask former Fleet 58 competitors, or anyone who now has a sailboat moored at his or her dock.  The Clark Lake Yacht Club is once again helping...

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Ladies Night Out Wine Tasting Returns

Ladies Night Out Wine Tasting Returns

If you can combine a night out with support for the Clark Lake Spirit Trail, wine not?  Ladies Night Out Wine Tasting returns.  This year it will be held at the Eagle's Nest, on Thursday, May 26, from 6:30 to 9pm.  It's a chance to sample carefully...

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Sign of Spring – Garden Angels

Sign of Spring – Garden Angels

Another sure sign spring is here happened Monday evening.  The Garden Angels began preparing for the new season. Their touch of magic extends around the Community Center, the triangle, and near the Tom Collins monument at the Spirit Trail head.    It's...

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Alissa Fish – Clark Lake’s Own

Alissa Fish – Clark Lake’s Own

If you follow women's collegiate golf, no doubt you've heard the name Alissa Fish.  This star performer is one of Clark Lake's own, and her accomplishments in the sport say great things about her future.  Alissa is a junior at Western Michigan University and...

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April Rains

April Rains

You know what is said about April showers.  At some point the colors of the new season will appear in a range of different ways.  A forecast this morning indicated 80 degrees on Saturday.  Then Tuesday night, the temp will dip to 27.  If variety...

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Historical Sign Comes to Community Center

Historical Sign Comes to Community Center

A sign that marks one of Clark Lake's iconic periods joins the growing collection of other artifacts at the Community Center.  These historical treasures are part of the Community Center's effort to preserve Clark Lake's past.  Over many years, Rollo Every...

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What’s Up with Clark Lake’s Two Mikes?

What’s Up with Clark Lake’s Two Mikes?

Pictured are two Clark Lake "Mikes" -- Mike Trout and Mike McKay.   Both Mike's are part of the Township Planning Commission.  Mike McKay was appointed to another three year term at last night's meeting of the Township Board of Trustees.  Mike...

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