News & Events

Polar Plunge Preview

Participants are preparing for the 2018 Polar Plunge that will take place tomorrow (Saturday 1/26) at Eagle Point.  Registration begins at 8:30 am. Plungers show off their costumes beginning at 10:00 am.  The main event launches at 10:15 am. Awards and After Splash...

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Truck in Lake Update

Two people were in the Chevy truck as it plunged through the ice into 15 feet of water on the east side of the Eagle Point Marina in the dark hours of Sunday morning.  Neither the driver or passenger was injured according to Columbia Township Police.  Chief David...

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Truck Pulled Out of Lake

"When we got hold of it, it came right out," says Bill Bendele.  "Amazing."  The work to extricate the blue Chevy truck from Clark Lake started about 2 pm.  The crew lassoed the trailer hitch on the vehicle, dragged it under two docks at Eagle Point Marina.  "We had...

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Truck Underwater at Eagle Point

A truck broke through the ice at Eagle Point Saturday night or early Sunday according to Columbia Township Police.  One observer believed that a boat dock on the east side of the marina may have been damaged.  Today, police are at the scene.  Chief David Elwell...

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Wonders of the Sky

Last night's burst of light across Michigan is a reminder that there are wonders in the sky.  Rewind to a clear October evening four years ago.  If you stood on the dock that night and looked up it was as if the night sky were decorated like a Christmas tree--flashes...

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Burst of Light

Many observed a flash of light across Michigan's skies just after 8 pm this evening.  Speculation is that a meteor streaked across and was bright enough to change night into a day for a second.  At least one security camera picked up the flash at Clark Lake.  This...

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Polar Plunge Prepares to Take on Clark Lake

Last year's Polar Plunge raised over $30,000 for Special Olympics at Clark Lake.  That's the amount brought in by participants who jumped off the marina dock and into the frigid waters in an open area at Eagle Point.  Once again, the event will take place at the...

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Clark Lake Business Moving Up

Approaching their 12th anniversary, Clark Lake's A Plus Electric announces a major step forward.  The A Plus headquarters will soon move to the building formerly occupied by the In Good Company restaurant.  The building is located on 127 just north of Jefferson Road...

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How Thick Is the Ice?

Temperatures have plunged below zero leading to the question "how thick is the ice?"  BJ Lyons chopped four holes at different locations to find the answer. Starting from shore and extending his investigation to 300 feet out, he found ice thickness to range between 4...

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Loving Clark Lake in 2017

Every year at Clark Lake creates a tough benchmark.  Can one year be topped by the next?  The reality is this.  Clark Lake does not disappoint.  It keeps getting better.   Is it possible to sum up a year in 15 minutes?  Not really.  But this video provides an...

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Christmas Chill

Seven years ago, Will Stewart's grandmother gave him a used wet suit and a pair of goggles.  That started a Christmas day tradition for Will--a jump into the icy waters of Clark Lake on the 25th of December.  So today Will, accompanied by his older brother, Connor,...

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Winter’s Eve at Clark Lake

The sky at Clark Lake came alive the night before winter begins.  Bill Leutz captured the moment from the Eagle Point shoreline. A bit later, the deep colors softened, but left some of the texture intact. If you were watching the DamCam, you could also view tonight's...

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Snow Making Its Move

Snow is moving in, and Clark Lake is feeling its effects. And there is more ahead.  As of 9:30 am today, the National Weather Service predicted a four to six inch accumulation with a winter weather advisory in effect until 11 pm.  For updated information, please go to...

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Take a Time Out

Need a break?  Enjoy a quick time out with an instant visual feast--of the lake we love.  Watch the lake through the lens of the DamCam anytime day or night.  It's live video from the dam site at Ocean Beach. Confirmed DamCam watchers check out...

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Saying Goodbye

Last week marked a farewell to a house, located on the south shore, east end.  It is part of a trend at Clark Lake where older structures are replaced by new construction. Dronage: Andrew Lajdziak For some, saying goodbye to a structure is a...

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Clark Lake Ladies Wine Swap

The Clark Lake Ladies Ornament Group is shifting gears.  Instead of sharing ornaments, they will be sharing bottles of wine.  What remains the same is this.  A local needy family is chosen to be a beneficiary at Christmas. They ask participants to bring a favorite...

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Two Seasons in December

Recent weather changes confirm there are two seasons in December, and probably several more.  This video illustrates how things can change and how Clark Lakers adapt.  The first part of the video features Sally Lyons on her paddle board on a chilly, but clear,...

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Beach Bar’s Food for Thought

by Mary Johns The Beach Bar is launching the “Food for Thought”, a campaign to raise funds for Columbia School District’s lunch program. Over 31 million students in the U.S. rely on free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program. Through the...

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Dam Strong Goes Forward

This morning (Monday, Dec 4), a Wilcox Landscaping crew is at the site of the dam at Ocean Beach.  They are taking the first step in the beautification of the area, as part of the Dam Strong project.  Donations to the Clark Lake Spirit Foundation funded the...

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Clark Lake Moon Mimics the Sun

This morning, the moon shone brightly, and dipped behind the horizon where you normally see the sun set in mid-summer.  As if recent stunning sunrises and sunsets weren't enough, this display added dramatically to Clark Lake's late fall collection.  [metaslider...

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A December 1st Treat

As if there is no end to it, Clark Lake illustrated its ability to present awesome sunsets, even in December.  Tonight's display looked like this, in these three chronological stages. A few minutes later. The finale. Photos:  Rick...

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Clark Lake Is Beginning to Look Like Christmas

Decorations are going up around the lake.  As you drive the circumference and visit the side roads, the spirit of the season becomes brightly evident.   And with decorations in front, you can view them as they reflect on the water.    

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November’s Last Day

The day started with a beautiful Clark Lake sunrise.  But not unlike other occasions, you had to be there on its schedule.  The moments don't always last long.  Fortunately Ann Swain was watching and caught the moment. Later, skies darkened, and a soft rain ensued....

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Clark Lake Does It Again

After a sunny day, enhanced by blue skies and 50 degree temperatures, Clark Lake provided another glimpse at awesomeness.  But you had to be ready when it was.  The time span was short, but the glory was long, as you will see in the photos below. While the sun was...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Day at Clark Lake began with an amazing sunrise that connected well to the spirit of the day.  Rob Thomas, Ann Swain and Cara King captured the moment in these photos.  At the time the photos were taken, Rob and Cara were at different north shore...

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