News & Events

Letter to Jackson County Parks

Voters in Jackson County said "yes" to higher property taxes to benefit county parks in an election last August. With the new funding, the Jackson County Parks Department has hired an Ann Arbor landscape architect firm.  On June 10, Beckett & Raeder conducted...

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Crash at Eagle Point & Jefferson Roads

Traffic was blocked as crews worked on clearing the crash scene this morning (Monday 6/24/2019) at Eagle and Jefferson Roads.  According to Columbia Township Police, the Subaru was turning left and was rear-ended by a Chevy Cobalt.  Neither party was taken...

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Independence Day at Clark Lake

The 243rd celebration of our nation's birth is less than two weeks away.  There will be major fireworks on Saturday, July 6th, thanks to the Menard's.  And in preparation for Independence Day some Clark Lakers took time out to express themselves in...

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Summer’s Eve

The first day of summer begins tomorrow.  Will Friday bring with it weather that deserves to be called summer?  In the mean time, a summer's eve sunset presented itself over Clark Lake.  Now, a closer look at the center of the action. In the southwest...

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County Park Planning

Last August, Jackson County residents voted to increase property taxes to benefit county parks. Equipped with new funding, the Jackson County Parks Department has hired an Ann Arbor firm.  The landscape architecture firm is visiting communities where Jackson...

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Fishing Tournament

Competitive fishing is common in Michigan, and tournaments roam the lakes in our state.  An anticipated 15 boats will arrive for a tournament at Clark Lake tonight from 6 to 9:30 pm. Boats launched here that recently have been in another lake can pose a...

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Weed Treatment Today

As previously reported, PLM is treating Clark Lake today (Monday, June 10) for the invasive weed, hybrid Eurasian water milfoil (HEWM).  Lakes that did not thwart this invader found that it curtailed boating and fishing, was detrimental to the ecology, and...

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Parks Update

The Jackson County Parks Department has scheduled a public meeting for Monday, June 10, 7 pm at the Columbia Township Hall. In 2018 Jackson County residents voted to increase funding for parks through a property tax increase.  In promoting the tax increase, Parks...

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Saturday Sunset Surprise

It pays not to turn your back on a Clark Lake sunset.  You may have thought the show was over.  But wait!  There was more.  That happened tonight.  Here in four phases is how the sunset progressed. Phase one.  The sun has not yet slipped...

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Sirens at Ocean Beach

Two separate events brought responders to Ocean Beach on Friday.  One occurred as someone needing medical attention was brought into a dock and transported for treatment. The second event took place at the County Park.  Police were called by someone...

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Sunset in Three Stages

When the sun is still up, it's not always known how the sunset will play out.  This is stage one of tonight's sunset at Clark Lake. Then as the sun dropped behind the horizon, this picture developed. And finally, as ambient light softened, the colors intensified,...

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Weed Treatment Followup

As reported earlier, Clark Lake was treated on Tuesday, May 21 for the invasive weed---hybrid Eurasian Milfoil (HEWM).  Lakes that did not thwart this invader found that it curtailed recreational use of their lakes including boating and fishing, was detrimental...

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Clark Lake Parks Commission Established

Activity in Clark Lake’s two parks has not escaped concern.  In summer of 2017, problems associated with the Township Park at the west end reached a peak.  That included overcrowding and problems with parking, alcohol, drugs, and trash.   Those...

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View from the Center Newsletter – May 2019

Each spring and fall, the Clark Lake Community Center publishes a newsletter.  View from the Center has become a Clark Lake tradition.  The latest edition is now available to for you to peruse.  Click here! The View from the Center includes a look...

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Memorial Day 2019

As the parade marched onto Hyde Road, the air was thick with fog.  By the time Michigan's biggest little parade reach the pivot point at the Township Park, the skies were bright and sunny.  Certainly those who lined Hyde Road were in the spirit of the day as...

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Clark Lake Power Outage

As of 9:15 am, Consumers Energy indicates over a hundred customers are without power in the Clark Lake area.  Here's a rundown of the number affected in each area Eagle Point to Oakwood 141 Ocean Beach less than 20 Kentucky Point less than 20 North Shore 31...

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Ladies Wine Tasting 2019

Ladies Wine Tasting continues to blaze its own trail as it raises funds for the Clark Lake Spirit Trail.   Wednesday's event drew a sell-out crowd and marked the first major social gathering of the new season.  Yes, there was wine tasting of vintages...

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Three Clark Lake Events

Here's an update on three Clark Lake Events. Ticket sales for Ladies Wine Tasting tonight (Wednesday, May 22) were brisk.  This event is now sold-out.  The popular activity starts this evening at 6:30 pm at the Beach Bar.   Last year, Ladies Wine...

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Weed Treatment

A PLM crew is on the lake this morning (Tuesday) installing the long-awaited treatment product.  Two boats are dividing the lake's acreage and using GPS to ensure that they have covered the area adaquately.  PLM's Steve Hanson comments "the amount of Sonar...

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Weed Treatment Tuesday

PLM plans to go forward with weed treatment at Clark Lake tomorrow, Tuesday, May 21.  They will post a notice on lawns along the entire shoreline.  This will be the same posting as mailed to lakefront property owners---and also seen below in previous and...

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Kay Vermeulen Nichols Inducted into the Hall of Fame

During her life, Kay Vermeulen Nichol's water skiing accomplishments were nothing short of monumental.  Yesterday, she was inducted into the Michigan Water Ski Hall of Fame.  She joins the ranks of other champions, including her brother, Lynn...

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Weed Treatment Update

PLM plans to check Clark Lake for thermocline tomorrow (Saturday) and Monday.  Getting good results for the treatment depends on a pronounced thermocline---the difference in temperature of the top layer of water (10 to 20 feet) to deeper water.  If...

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The Lift Monster

What's a Lift Monster?  Clark Lake, and surrounding lakes, now has one. It has become a necessary tool, says B.J. Lyons.  “Boats on our lakes are larger and heavier requiring lifts that are up to the task.  Some lifts must cradle up to 12,000...

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Sunset Catch-Up

Clark Lake's sunset glory is not limited to any season.  But as summer approaches, we are headed to seeing more frequent renditions of evening awesomeness.  Check out the slide show below of some of May's best. Photos:  Rick...

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