News & Events

Raft-O-Rama Look Back

The awards have been delivered, and the rafts have been shorn of their costumes.  Raft-O-Rama 2017 is now a memory, but a recent one that is still vivid.  Eighteen rafts took to the lake 10:30 am, Sunday, August 6th, and put on a show that won't be forgotten.  The...

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Beerfest 2017

This August day started like September, but it warmed up--especially under the Beerfest tent.  Beerfest, held at Eagle Point, is a fundraiser for the Clark Lake Spirit Trail.  The price of admission allowed you to sample different brews.  Up to 120 different beers...

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Tonight’s Colors

Wednesday brought another stunning summer day for those at Clark Lake.  And the colors at sunset added a memorable glow.  Bill Leutz caught it in front his place along Eagle Point Road. And just a few doors to the south, here's another look several minutes...

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Beerfest Happens Saturday!

Beerfest is almost here--it happens this Saturday, August 12, from noon to 4 pm, at Eagle Point.  Beerfest is an opportunity to do some real taste testing.  There will be 60 beers on hand ready for sampling.   As you visit the pourers, enjoy the music.  Singer,...

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Beautifying Clark Lake

A Toledo church youth group visited Clark Lake on a mission, and their work helped beautify two Spirit Trail locations.  Eight 6th to 8th graders weeded and cleaned up the Township Park garden on Hyde Road and the plantings along the Trail at the County Park.  The...

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Peggy Collins Receives Spirit of Clark Lake Award

The Mary Reynolds Spirit of Clark Lake Award recognizes individuals or families who have contributed to the quality of life at Clark Lake.  This year the annual award went to Peggy Collins.  It can be said of Peggy that she has contributed greatly to life at the lake,...

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Raft-0-Rama 2017 Results

Skies were cloudy, but the rafts, and people on them, radiated pure sunshine.  Along with that sunshine shone lots of creativity as contestants met the challenge of this year's theme--TV shows.  It's amazing how much staying power certain shows retain.  Represented in...

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Run Clark Lake 2017 Results

For runners, the weather was spectacular--mid 60s, light breeze, and all under stunningly blue Clark Lake skies.  That was the setting as hundreds gathered along Ocean Beach Road to participate in or view the 42nd Annual Run Clark Lake.  The competitors were there to...

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Beerfest Is on the Way

Beerfest is all about 60 different varieties of beer all in one place--at Eagle Point from noon - 4 pm, on Saturday, August 12th.  It's time to enjoy meeting friends at Clark Lake while the summer sun is still high in the sky.  Expect to hear some great music while...

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Big Weekend Revs Up

Two big events dominate Clark Lake this weekend, and both have registrations tonight (Friday) at the Beach Bar.  Run Clark Lake's packet pick-up and preregistration takes place between 6 - 8 pm.  Race day registration occurs Saturday between 7 - 8:15 am. Raft-O-Rama...

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Speed Limits Posted on Eagle Point Road and Drive

New speed limit signs went up today on both Eagle Point Road and Eagle Point Drive.  Here's what to expect when you next travel these roads.  As you turn onto Eagle Point Road from Jefferson Road, the speed limit is 40. Just before coming to the intersection of...

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Invasive Weeds at Clark Lake

  Representatives from Professional Lake Management (PLM) and SePro surveyed the lake this morning.  PLM's Steven Hanson and SePro's J.T. Gravelie examined weed samples to determine the best course of treatment to thwart hybrid Eurasian water milfoil or HEWM.  This...

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Kids Triathlon 2017

It was the thrill of victory and lots of fun at the Clark Lake Yacht Club this morning.  The Kids Triathlon began with the swim, followed by the bike ride, and then, the run.  Seventeen kids, 12 and under, competed for the gold, bronze and silver medals.    Below,...

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A Six Year Old Surfs at Clark Lake

Look what happened to this six-year old on her visit to Clark Lake today.  Leona and her family are from Wisconsin and are visiting their cousins, the Lajdziak's.  As many at Clark Lake know, Andrew Lajdziak is wake board expert.  There is little he can't do,...

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Kids Prepare for the Triathlon

Participants are looking forward to tomorrow’s Kids Triathlon at the Clark Lake Yacht Club (Sunday, July 30th). The event, sponsored by the Raft-O-Rama Committee and Yacht Club, features three challenging events for kids twelve and under–running, cycling, and...

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Almost Open

The Beach Bar's new Gear Garage was the scene of lots of activity today.  The final touches and inspections were taking place--and the shelves were being stocked.  This will be the place to buy your Beach Bar and Clark Lake memorabilia, ice cream cones for the kids,...

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Fix Up at the County Park

A crew was busy with hammers and saws repairing a building once providing rest rooms at the County Park today. The building has been closed for a number of years.  That didn't stop it from being vulnerable to a falling tree.  It was damaged in a November, 2016 storm,...

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Thursday Sunset Review

Clark Lake offered a pleasant end to the day.  A warm, but refreshing breeze out of the northwest, and a sunset worthy waiting for.  Here are four...

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Tuesday – How It Started and Ended

Tuesday morning was cool, really cool at 55 degrees.  The sun shone brightly, skies were a bright blue, humidity was low, and breezes pleasant.  Temperatures reached mid-70s.  Clark Lake was at its best.  And the sunset stayed true to that form.  Here are three views...

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Dam at Risk

A recent evaluation reveals that the south side of the dam at Ocean Beach has weakened.  If not corrected, it could lead to a catastrophic failure of the structure.  Should that happen, the level of the lake could drop by two to four feet. With the depth of the lake...

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Weekend’s Last Look

Sunday fun at Clark Lake was interrupted by on and off rain--a total of about an inch.  While lawns and gardens gratefully soaked it up, it did take most boaters off the lake.  A few could still be spotted, even with rumbles of thunder nearby.  Lightning usually...

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Welcome, A Plus Electric!

Please welcome Carl Evanson's A Plus Electric as a new sponsor to this website.  As you may know, this website is published by the Clark Lake Spirit Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the benefit of Clark Lake.  No one who provides content, edits, or...

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Crab Races Final 2017

"And they're off" became "now they're finished," at least for 2017.  It was the thrill of victory in the final Great American Crab Race this evening at the Beach Bar. Here are the cash winners. The Great American Crab...

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Update on the War on Weeds

PLM, the company treating Clark Lake's invasive weed invasion, will be here at the lake on August 3rd.  Steve Hanson of PLM, and a representative of SePRO, will survey the lake and collect additional information about our situation.  SePRO provides products to tame or...

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Step into Raft-O-Rama Fun

The creative types at Clark Lake are already conceiving the cool ideas.  The engineers among them are thinking of how to translate those ideas into metal, wood, cardboard & over the top mechanical and electric devices, all of which must float on two pontoons.  The...

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