News & Events

Regatta 2017 Day One

If there is one thing a sailboat race requires, it is wind.  And the running of this year's Clark Lake Yacht Club Regatta looked doubtful because the day started as calm as it could be, and it was still calm through the noon hour.  Finally at 2:45 pm, there was enough...

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A Favorite Feature Is Back

Once again, you can get your instant Clark Lake fix on the New DamCam.   As before, the DamCam allows you to view the lake 24/7 365 anywhere in the world where you have internet service. Simply click on the DamCam navigation tab, and you're there.  To enlarge the...

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Spotlight on Weeds

Clark Lake's invasive weeds were under the spotlight at tonight's meeting of the Columbia Township trustees.  Steve Hanson, representing Professional Lake Management (PLM), summed up important way marks in the battle against hybrid Eurasian water milfoil (HEWM)...

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PLM at Clark Lake Today

A crew from Professional Lake Management (PLM) is on the lake today gathering information to help thwart the spread of invasive weeds.  Clark Lake's hybrid or hybrids of Eurasian water milfoil (HEWM) are proving somewhat resistant to treatment.  For that reason,...

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Clark Lake Spy Cam

Doing its duty as its name implies, the Clark Lake Spy Cam spotted this group of gentlemen.  On a stunningly beautiful afternoon at the lake, were they found missing at work?  When asked, one forlorn response echoed across the water "busted."  Then another tried to...

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Gloria Steinem and the Dam

"I have memories of playing on that dam as a child," says Gloria Steinem.  The Dam Strong project has focused more attention on the dam.  Though details of its history remain scant, detective work has uncovered some clues.  Flip Reynolds reached out to Gloria Steinem...

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Who Needs a 4K TV?

...when you can watch a Clark Lake sunset in real time.  Tonight, the sun put on another astonishing performance for those in the right place, at the right time--Clark Lake.  Be sure to scroll down for the bonus shot. What better time for an autumn evening boat ride. ...

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Clark Lake’s Awesome Lighting

Yesterday's sunset was impressive, as many are at Clark Lake.  But the real moments came later.  After the sun was long gone, it left behind these amazing colors. Then much later, and from the opposite direction, Ann Swain caught the moon making its own entrance in...

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A Dam Factoid

Through the years, many at Clark Lake have speculated about the origin of the dam on Ocean Beach Road.  And no wonder.  Not only is the dam a Clark Lake icon, but it performs the important function of keeping the lake level where it is. Because of the Dam Strong...

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Oktoberfest Nears at Clark Lake

The Clark Lake Community Center has a new venue for the Harvest Moon Party. The party's new location is the Clark Lake Yacht Club.  Once known as the Hayes cottage, this historic building has served as the Yacht Club for many years.  You can feel the tradition as you...

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Clark Lake’s Awesome Moon

After a turbulent afternoon storm, weather cleared on Labor Day Monday.  Karen Menard, and others here at the lake, saw a version of the moon not often witnessed.  At about 2 am, Karen took these photos of the moon in the sky over Clark Lake.  Karen comments "the moon...

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Clark Lake Generations

The connection to Clark Lake is often measured not only in years, but generations.  You don't have to look far to see neighbors who are related or linked together by marriage and lifetime friendships.  Clark Lake is famous for summer romances that continue into winter...

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Dam Strong Means Strong Dam

Clark Lakers can feel very grateful for the outpouring of support to repair the dam at Ocean Beach.  Generous contributions will make possible reconstruction efforts, now scheduled for October.  Leaks on the south side of the dam threaten its integrity.  An epic fail...

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Welcome, Brooklyn Plumbing,Heating and Air Conditioning

Brooklyn Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, at the corner of Hyde and Jefferson, is a familiar Clark Lake landmark.  As part of their outreach to our community they are a new sponsor of this website.  Partner Chad Hagerty says “we believe in supporting the...

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Raft-O-Rama Calendar for 2018

2018 is sneaking up on us.  You can be prepared if you have the all new Raft-O-Rama calendar.  The calendar features photos of this year's R-O-R winners (not delayed a year, as in the past).  Look for photos of not only the rafts, but also for the overall adult and...

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A Dramatic Arrival

It was dramatic.  Twenty-seven Harley's, in single-line formation, rode down the Eagle Point hill, from Jefferson Road.  Their destination?  The Pointe Bar and Grill for a Sunday lunch.  Several from this friendly group commented on the beauty of Clark Lake.  One of...

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Eclipse Adventure

As reported on this website, Clark Lake gathered on shore and on rafts to view Monday's solar eclipse.  The moon covered 85% of the sun at 2:25 pm.  With safety glasses or empty Rice Krispie boxes, viewers got to see it.  But not all Clark Lakers were satisfied with...

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Dam Strong for Clark Lake – the Story Continues

The Clark Lake community is rallying around the Dam Strong project.  In this video, learn how leaks to the dam at Ocean Beach threaten its integrity, and the consequences of not rising to the challenge. To learn how you...

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Trustees Criticize Comcast

At their meeting tonight, Columbia Township trustees criticized Comcast.  The primary complaint was the lack of service to newer businesses that need high speed internet to survive.  Although the Township has dealings...

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New Rules for Township Park

Columbia Township Trustees tonight passed a new ordinance that will govern activity in the Township Park at the west end of Clark Lake.  The point of the new ordinance was to bring the previous ordinance up to date and to put more teeth into what it can do.  Police...

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Clark Lake Views the Eclipse

As peak viewing time arrived at 2:25 pm, rafts gathered on the lake to check out the eclipse.  According to timeanddate.com, our area saw the 85% version.  And for those expecting darkness to descend, it didn't happen. With just 15% of the sun's rays making it...

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Ford Field Party 2017

For fifth year, neighbors gathered this evening at Ford Field in South Woodlands for the Annual Summer Party.  The party started  early at 6 pm, and went late.  A generator was on hand to shine light on the dancing and partying. The party is...

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Dam Strong for Clark Lake

The dam at Ocean Beach is at risk.  An evaluation showed water seeping around the south side and underneath it.  If not corrected, it could lead to catastrophic failure.  Such collapse could lower the level of the lake by two to four feet.  To get an idea of where...

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Weekend Ending Sunset

As lake activity quieted, the setting sun put on its show.  Once again Clark Lake was the recipient.  The first photo is from Bill Leutz who took it from a neighbor's front lawn. These other photos were taken later and at various positions on the lake. [metaslider...

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