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Great American Crab Races 2021

Great American Crab Races 2021

Once again, the Great American Crab Races show there is no end to the fun at Clark Lake.  Check out the video of the final race---a ton of fun squeezed into two thrilling minutes. https://youtu.be/h74mAvtneq4 The races started on Thursday and ended Saturday night...

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Nearby Intersection to Close for an Extended Period

Nearby Intersection to Close for an Extended Period

An intersection nearby Clark Lake will close for an extended period.  Where South Jackson and Lindsey Roads cross will close starting Monday, July 26, and remain out of commission until the end of August.  The Jackson County Department of Transportation...

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Congratulations, Annette!

Congratulations, Annette!

It was a special day at Clark Lake, and awesome in every respect.  At 1 pm, it was sunny and 77degrees.  A group of Clark Lake well-wishers gathered under the trees along the Spirit Trail on North Lake Road.  The occasion honored Annette Fink, who...

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Crab Races Almost Here

Crab Races Almost Here

The Great American Crab Races are about to commence.      This highly popular event will once again be held at the Beach Bar, but with two enhancements.  Instead of the action taking place in the activity room, the races will happen outside on the...

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Township Rescinds Paving Vote

Township Rescinds Paving Vote

At last month's Columbia Township meeting, the board rejected a special assessment district (SAD) to pave the dirt portion of Eagle Point Drive.  This section follows the Cove from the Point eastward.  A majority of property owners petitioned the Township to...

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Weed Treatment Today

Weed Treatment Today

PLM, the company contracted to treat Clark Lake's aquatic invasive species, is here today.  Notices have been posted in affected areas.  Today's treatment is targets two species that have reappeared--hybrid Eurasian water milfoil and starry stonewort. ...

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Salute to Annette Fink

Salute to Annette Fink

Thursday, July 22nd will be an important day at Clark Lake.  One o’clock is the time set for a Clark Lake salute to a person who has greatly benefited our community.  Annette’s dedication and talent are on display on the new Welcome to Clark Lake sign on...

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Raft-O-Rama Fun Facts

Raft-O-Rama Fun Facts

These are the people who bring you Raft-O-Rama. Raft-O-Rama 2021 is fact approaching--Sunday, August 8th.  The theme, the 1960s, definitely takes you back in time.  Why 1960's?  This year celebrates the 60th running of this annual event.   ...

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Freedom Fireworks Update

Freedom Fireworks Update

Fireworks will shake the lake and light up the skies on the evening of Saturday, August 7th.  For the third year, the Mahalak family and friends are putting together another display worthy of the name Freedom Fireworks.  What was 2019 and 2020 like? ...

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Columbia Township Residents Only

Columbia Township Residents Only

Tuesday, August 3, Columbia Township voters will decide on renewing a property tax in support of the Columbia Township Fire Department and Columbia Township Police Department.  Some voters have already received absentee ballots.  A "yes" vote means you want...

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Freedom Fireworks on the Way

Freedom Fireworks on the Way

Freedom Fireworks returns with a big bang, filling the sky with intricate designs and colors. It will happen on a weekend no one will forget. Freedom Fireworks will light the evening skies on Saturday, August 7th. Earlier on Saturday, participants gather to compete in...

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Independence Day at Clark Lake – How Was It?

Independence Day at Clark Lake – How Was It?

Independence Day at Clark Lake began at dawn with the annual Boat Count.  Click here for the results which holds some surprises. Then, there was unlimited fun in the sun and moments to remember.  In the evening, luminaries illuminated the shorelines. ...

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Boat Count 2021

Boat Count 2021

The numbers are in.  They show both the usual consistency and a few surprises.  Keeping with tradition, the count took place this morning, Sunday, July 4th.  The long-held theory suggests that July 4 offers the best opportunity for an accurate census,...

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Run Clark Lake Returns

Run Clark Lake Returns

After a year off during the pandemic, Run Clark Lake returns.  The event will take place Saturday, August 7th.  And according to the natural progression of life at Clark Lake, Raft-O-Rama happens the next day on August 8th.   This year, runners...

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Clark Lake Community Center Rentals

Clark Lake Community Center Rentals

Since the Graziani cottage was floated down the lake from Kentucky Point to the County Park, many have enjoyed use of it in various ways.  Clark Lakers have hosted birthday parties, weddings and wedding receptions, graduation salutes, life celebrations, and other...

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Gypsy Moths Are Back

Gypsy Moths Are Back

By John Deming Gypsy moths are back.  Clark Lakers may recall a major infestation in the late 1980s.  Faced with massive defoliation of trees, Jackson County launched an aerial spray program. From the air, they released a bacteria found naturally on leaves...

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Boat Count about to Happen

Boat Count about to Happen

Every year Clark Lake's watercrafts are counted.  The annual census takes place early on July 4th.  Why the Fourth?  It's based on the assumption that every watercraft that is going into the water will be in the water by this date.  On Sunday the...

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Latest on the Eagle’s Nest

Latest on the Eagle’s Nest

Considering the chatter around the lake, appetites are building for what the Eagle's Nest will have to offer. Owner Blair Huff and manager Jorge Orozco plan to open in the second half of July.  Keep tuned to this website.  The opening will be announced...

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Foundation to Accept Ownership of Community Center

Foundation to Accept Ownership of Community Center

In January, and again in May, this website outlined changes ahead for the Clark Lake Community Center.  The Community Center is one of two non-profit (501c3) organizations at the lake.  The mission of the Community Center board has been to own and operate...

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Light Up the Lake

Light Up the Lake

On the evening of July 4th, luminaries lining the shoreline will cast a special glow around Clark Lake.  Every year, more people participate, adding to the magic.   Raft-O-Rama puts the luminaries together.  Their team will be going door-to-door,...

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Weed Update – Early Summer 2021

Weed Update – Early Summer 2021

PLM reports that it surveyed Clark Lake last week.  PLM is the company contracted to detect and treat invasive species at Clark.  Both Eurasian water milfoil (HEWM) and starry stonewort were found in this most recent survey.  HEWM appeared near the west...

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The Menard’s

The Menard’s

Evelyn Menard has always loved fireworks--her family has said it's her favorite holiday.  Because of this love, a new tradition began in 1998.  Evelyn and her family acquired a stash of fireworks and proceeded to put on a show for the lake from the dock of...

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Turbulent Night Causes Trying Day

Turbulent Night Causes Trying Day

Turbulent overnight weather led to a trying Monday at Clark Lake.  For some, it meant no electrical power or having to operate on a generator to supply their own.  For others, the intense wind turned over a raft on sea legs. Nearby, weather scattered a...

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Eagle Point Paving and More

Eagle Point Paving and More

Columbia Township trustees voted not to accept the special assessment district (SAD) created to pave the dirt portion of Eagle Point Drive (at the Point).  SAD petitioners who favored paving outnumbered those opposed, both in terms of number of properties and...

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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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