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

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Polar Plunge 2021

Polar Plunge 2021

It may not surprise you to learn that the Polar Plunge will not take place at Eagle Point this year.  Instead, this event, that supports Special Olympics, is "going virtual."   They are asking participants to register online, raise money, and do a cold...

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Wednesday Fun at Clark Lake

Wednesday Fun at Clark Lake

One of the great things about being at Clark Lake is taking advantage of moments, and this story is about that.  Over the season, you can see three ice boats take off across the ice from their home bases, close to each in Pierces Bay--BJ Lyons, Michael McCarthy...

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The IOOF Lodge Gets a New Owner

The IOOF Lodge Gets a New Owner

The concrete building on Vining Street has a fascinating history.  Thought to be a lodge hall for the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, a tour of the interior tends to confirm that. As you enter from the street, you find a large room with a stage at the south end...

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Crash at Hyde and Reed Roads

Crash at Hyde and Reed Roads

Columbia Township Police report a personal injury accident at the intersection of Hyde and Reed Roads on Monday, January 11th.  "Initial reports following the crash stated that one of the vehicles involved was transporting children and one of those children was...

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Consumers Energy Electric Rates Rise

Consumers Energy Electric Rates Rise

Flying under the radar of many, Consumers Energy's electric rates went up January 1st.  Quantity of electricity used is measured in kilowatt hours (kwh).  In that measure, residential cost rose 9%, or from 16.6 cents to 18.1 cents per kwh.  It doesn't...

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Clark Lake’s Unexplained

Clark Lake’s Unexplained

In one of the nooks and crannies of this website is a section devoted to stories dealing with the unexplained.  In their own words, Clark Lakers tell of a strange occurrence in their life, for which typical explanations don't apply.  Five of them relate...

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Eagle Point Road Lift Station Gets a Lift

Eagle Point Road Lift Station Gets a Lift

Work on the Eagle Point lift station has gone on for months.  The long term project included relining the vast sewage wet well and replacing corroded piping--a sometimes smelly and noisy operation.  Today, Consumers Energy crews were installing a gas line to...

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Smooth Sailing

Smooth Sailing

Tuesday's conditions were close to perfect.  Clark Lake's ice cover was smooth and very slippery.  A coating of previous precipitation had coated the surface, and beckoned anyone with an ice boat.  Phil Schindler took up the alluring invitation today....

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Big Change Ahead for Community Center

Big Change Ahead for Community Center

Two 501c3 non-profit organizations exist at Clark Lake.  One operates the Clark Lake Community Center.  The other is the Clark Lake Spirit Foundation.  Under the Foundation’s umbrella are the Spirit Trail, Run Clark Lake, Raft-O-Rama, Crab Races, and...

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Jogger Hit and Run Case Update

Jogger Hit and Run Case Update

Well wishers have stepped forward to inquire about the victim of a hit and run accident at Clark Lake.  This website contacted Deb Spencer, the wife of the victim, Claude Spencer.  Together, they provided additional context to the story, included below....

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Snay Family Update

Snay Family Update

The Snay family lost everything when fire destroyed their home on Vining Street on December 30th.   As flames spread rapidly and the house filled with smoke, they evacuated quickly, leaving everything behind.  Since then, Todd and Beth are taking steps...

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Power Outage January 3rd

Power Outage January 3rd

Clark Lake experienced widespread power outages today.  Where they occurred, and length, have differed. For example, along the Eagle Point shoreline, power went out about 9:35 am and returned during the noon hour.  Also over the noon hour, a branch hit a...

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Vining Street House Fire Update

Vining Street House Fire Update

As reported on this website, the fire that start before 11 pm Wednesday destroyed the Clark Lake home of Todd and Beth Snay.  The couple, their son Jonathan, and two dogs were able to evacuate safely.   As they sat in the living room, the flames first...

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Fire Destroys House at Clark Lake

Fire Destroys House at Clark Lake

The Snay's were in their living room this evening (Wed, Dec 30) when they suddenly noticed flames in the area of the Christmas tree, also in the living room.  Beth Snay said her husband, Todd, son Jonathan, and two dogs all evacuated without harm. Acting Police...

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Christmas Day Swim

Christmas Day Swim

It happened again.  For the eleventh year in a row, Will Stewart jumped into the icy cold water of Clark Lake on Christmas Day.  Why would he do such a thing?  Will explains that on the first such Christmas Day, his grandmother had given him a...

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Jogger Hit and Run

Jogger Hit and Run

Columbia Township Police are investigating the hit and run of a jogger near Clark Lake at about 4:30 am today. Acting Police Chief Jay Niles reports that 74-year old Claude Spencer, of Clark Lake, was jogging on York Road near Crego, heading south.  "A pickup...

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Clark Lake’s Christmas Sparkle

Clark Lake’s Christmas Sparkle

As you view the lake from the shore, or travel the roads through its neighborhoods in the evening, you can't miss the community's devotion to the season.  This year may have diminished activities, but it didn't hold back Clark Lake from expressing the joy of the...

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