News & Events

May 5th Sunset

Below are four photos from earlier to later.  They confirm another impressive sunset at Clark Lake. Photos: Rick...

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Carp at Dam

As of 11 am today, carp are swimming in the dam's basin.  Every so often, one or more will attempt (and fail) to gain entry to the lake.  Though not totally distinct in this snapshot, you can see them in the circled area. By going to the DamCam, you will find them...

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Diving Season Begins

Scuba divers explore the depths of Clark Lake often.  Many who participate are from Divers Mast. So far these, there are two scheduled events at the west end of Clark Lake--Thursday, May 3rd, and Thursday, May 17.  For details, click here. The divers flag warns...

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Garden Angels Plant Sale

Once again, the Garden Angels are out to enhance Clark Lake's natural beauty.  They are holding their annual spring plant sale this Saturday, May 5, 9 am - 2pm at the Clark Lake Community Center.  It could be a good opportunity to pick up plants that work well here. ...

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A Sunday Question: Which Way to Look?

This evening was exceptionally clear and dry.  The humidity at Clark Lake tonight was about as low as it ever gets--30%.  That led to a sunset and moon rise that would leave you wondering--which way to look?  If you were positioned on Eagle Point, you could enjoy both...

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Garden Angels Tell You Their Story

At the recent Garden Angels clean up, group members told the story of what they do and why they do it.  Take 90 seconds to hear from them in their own words. You can reach the Garden Angels through Sandy Simon at...

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Garden Angels Want You

Every year the Clark Lake Garden Angels wave their magic wands and transform ordinary landscaping into a thing of beauty. They create the display at the North Lake/Ocean Beach triangle, and the gardens around the Clark Lake Community Center building. The Garden Angels...

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Sunday Rhyme

If history doesn't repeat, it may rhyme.  Sunday night at Clark Lake was similar, but not the same as Friday night's awesome display. Here are some photos from tonight.  Photos by Rick...

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Ladies Night Out Called Off for 2018

For ten years, an event designed for ladies only raised money for the Clark Lake Spirit Trail.  Ladies Night Out Wine Tasting took place at the Beach Bar on a Thursday late in May.  Last year, as in the past, spirits were lifted as ladies renewed friendships,...

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Spirit Trail Cleanup 2018

Volunteers came together to banish the remnants of winter from the Clark Lake Spirit Trail.  As you will hear Dan Omo comment in this one minute video, many people have been working on the Trail leading up to  today's activities....

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A Friday Night Beauty

After another day with the hope of spring in the air, the sun went down in spectacular form.  And the forecast suggests great weather for tomorrow's cleanup of the Spirit Trail.  Click here for details.  Here are the photos from tonight's awesomeness. The sunset was...

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Clark Lake Welcomes Spring

Spring has arrived slowly at Clark Lake.  Just when it seemed warmer weather was on the way, nature fought back. Once the major ice break up was over, an early morning layer of new ice would form, at least for the morning.  Then came snow late in April, and plenty of...

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Spirit Trail Cleanup Saturday

After several weather-related postponements, the annual spring cleanup for the Clark Lake Spirit Trail will happen this Saturday  (April 21).  Dan Omo, who is leading the effort says "let's get it done!"  Dan and the Spirit Trail committee ask you to bring your rakes,...

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Time to Shovel the Dock

Clark Lake woke up to more snow--on this 17th day of April.  Like staring at an unexpected tax bill, it wasn't all that welcome. With the temperature at 28 degrees at 9 am, it will take its time melting. The good news is that Clark Lake escaped damage from the ice...

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Freezing Rain Could Cause Problems

The National Weather Service predicts freezing rain starting at 5 pm today (Saturday 4/14) through Sunday noon. Accumulations could be as high as 3/4 inch with gusty winds.  They add "expect power outages and tree damage due to the ice. Travel will be impossible. Tree...

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Spirit Trail Clean Up Postponed for Third Time

For the third time, the annual Clark Lake Spirit Trail cleanup has been postponed because of a soggy forecast. With forecasts calling for a 100% chance of rain tomorrow morning, the committee is postponing again.  But when that dry forecast does occur, the Spirit...

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Car Break-ins Update

As reported this morning on this website, several cars at Clark Lake were broken into last night.  According to Columbia Township Police, the cars were unlocked and occurred at residences at these locations: Russell Court, Franklin Court, and Virginia Court. Thefts...

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Car Break-ins

A Clark Lake resident reports their cars were broken into at the east end of the lake in the Lakeview East area. The resident, on Franklin Court, said all three of their three cars in the driveway were entered.  "Our cars were unlocked, so it was easy pickings."  A...

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Statewide Tornado Drill

Today at 1 pm (April 11, 2018), a statewide tornado drill will be conducted.  Jackson County Sheriffs Department and others are taking part.  Expect to hear tornado sirens.  An emergency notification system is available from Jackson County.  Click here for more info....

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Important Spirit Trail Update

The Annual Spirit Trail Cleanup scheduled for tomorrow (Saturday, April 7) has been postponed.  This second delay is once again caused by weather.  Those who want to support the Spirit Trail should meet at 9 am on Saturday, April 14, at the County Park (east end near...

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Howling Winds

Wednesday began with light snow and gusty, howling winds.  That was the wake up this morning after heavy rain, thunder and lightning yesterday afternoon. The stress of yesterday's storm was too much for this tree on the...

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Tree Down in Storm

Traffic slowed on Jefferson Road for awhile this evening as passers-by got a good look at a tree that had been downed.  Apparently felled by the stress of the storm, Consumers Energy was also on the scene. Columbia Township Police did not believe anyone was injured....

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Clark Lake Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt 2018

Rain, wind, and 45-degrees did not deter the Easter bunny, nor did it slow down the kids who took part in the Clark Lake Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt.  This event took place today at Lions Park at the Head-of-the-Lake. There were prizes to win for kids in three age...

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Spirit Trail Cleanup Postponed

Due to weather, the Spirit Trail cleanup scheduled for Saturday, March 31 will be delayed a week.  The Spirit Trail committee invites you to meet at the County Park (Community Center) at 9 am on Saturday, April 7. Every spring, volunteers gather on the Clark Lake...

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Clark Lake Easter Egg Hunt

Every year, the Clark Lake Lions Club slip into the role of Easter bunny.  They hide Easter eggs--50 dozens of them--in the Lions Park at the head-of-the-lake.  The hunt is for kids 2 through 12, and finding the most earns the best hunter a prize.  While the eggs are...

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