Videos to watch

United by Our Love of Clark Lake 
Raft-a-thon III
Making the Move – Graziani Cottage
Merry Christmas 2019
Christmas 2018 – Raft-O-Rama
Thanksgiving 2018Sponsors
Fall Flight 49234 – 2018
Clark Lake 2017 – Four seasons in 15 minutes
Thanksgiving – 2017 Being thankful for Clark Lake (2 minutes)
Veterans at Clark Lake – Veterans tell you their own story (16 minutes)
Andy Scott’s Video – First published on Christmas Eve 2015, it includes two years of Clark Lake in action

DamCam

View of Clark Lake from the Palmer Dam at Ocean Beach  

Head-of-the-Lake Spirit Cam 

View the west end of Clark Lake 24/7 from the Township Park.

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Mike Trout Hired to Be Municipal Services Director

Mike Trout Hired to Be Municipal Services Director

Clark Lake's Mike Trout will be Columbia Township's new Municipal Services Director.  That puts Mike in charge of sewers, parks, cemeteries, facilities and equipment.  Those responsibilities have been fulfilled by Rick Church up until now.  Beyond those, Rick has also...

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Certain Sign of Spring

Certain Sign of Spring

Saturday, February 17, 2024.  22 degrees, winds from the west at 7-17 mph, snow in the air. With winter waning, it's natural to search for certain signs of spring.  Here's one.  The Clark Lake Spirit Trail Clean Up on Saturday, March 23, starting at 9 am.  This is...

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Freedom Fireworks Light Up Clark Lake in August

Freedom Fireworks Light Up Clark Lake in August

Thanks to the generosity of Ralph Mahalak Jr, his family and friends, Freedom Fireworks will return to Clark Lake.  The action will be part of Clark Lake's big weekend, August 3rd and 4th - Run Clark Lake on Saturday morning, Freedom Fireworks Saturday evening, and...

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Men’s Shuffleboard 2023-4 Week 9

Men’s Shuffleboard 2023-4 Week 9

Last night's competition in Men's Shuffleboard at the Beach Bar featured a match between the leading teams from the Red and Green Divisions.  Both teams came into the match with the same win/loss record of 6 and 2.  As you will see in the game results, Green leaders...

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The Thursday Mix

The Thursday Mix

Clark Lake experienced a mix of weather conditions today.  Early morning was not unusual.  At mid-morning, snow began to fall so heavily that you couldn't see across the lake.  Then in the afternoon, the snow melted.  But along the way, the wind picked up with gusts...

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Fatal Car Crash on I-94

Fatal Car Crash on I-94

Michigan State Police report a fatal car crash on I-94 west of Mt Hope Road, Grass Lake Township, today at 10 am (Thurs, 2/15).  State Police say "a westbound pickup truck lost control and was struck by another westbound box truck.  The pickup truck was pushed into...

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Fatal Car Crash in Liberty Township

Fatal Car Crash in Liberty Township

Michigan State Police report that the driver of a SUV from Onondaga was killed in a single-vehicle car crash in Liberty Township yesterday at about 6:30 pm (Tues 2/13).  The 30 year old driver, and lone occupant, lost control of the vehicle and over turned.  State...

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Ice Breakup

Ice Breakup

With sunshine, 59 degrees and winds at 15-24 mph, the breakup has begun.  It started at the southwest end of the lake and appears to be moving toward Eagle Point.  As of 2:44 pm (Fri 2/9), ice is still intact on most of the east end of the lake.  Take a look for...

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Men’s Shuffleboard 2023-4 Week 8

Men’s Shuffleboard 2023-4 Week 8

B. J. Lyons and Brad Beyer continued their winning ways in the Red Division last night.  They defeated last year's runners-up for the season championship, Leighton Uhl and Dennis Wenzlick.  Are Lyons and Beyer on the way for three consecutive season championships?  A...

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Jefferson Road & More

Jefferson Road & More

If driving on Jefferson Road between 127 and South Jackson, you can't miss Jackson County Department of Transportation activity.  JCDOT says that the tree trimming project should be finished by tomorrow (Fri 2/9).  Jefferson is passable, but during work hours traffic...

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Dodgeball and Axe Throwing at Clark Lake

Dodgeball and Axe Throwing at Clark Lake

How can a hockey match, dodgeball, axe throwing, and Clark Lake be part of the same sentence?  The annual Clark Lake Cup was cancelled this year because of poor ice.  With Clark Lakers arriving from their winter locations, the spirit of the game prevailed. It started...

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About the Cancelled Hockey Match

About the Cancelled Hockey Match

As viewers of this website know, the annual Clark Lake Cup hockey game scheduled for today (Sat 2/3) was cancelled.  Why? The ice wasn't up to it, but the participants and their entourage certainly were.  The West vs East end game (Eagle Point or Narrows vs Almeda...

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Men’s Shuffleboard 2023-4 Week 7

Men’s Shuffleboard 2023-4 Week 7

It started 30 years ago, and there’s no end in sight for Men’s Shuffleboard at the Beach Bar.  Now at week 7 in the season, the final countdown looms closer – Super Saturday in March. As you look over the week to week standings, what pops out?  In the Red Division,...

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Clark Lake Cup Called Off

Clark Lake Cup Called Off

The East vs. West end annual hockey match at Clark Lake has been called off.  The Clark Lake Cup had been scheduled for Saturday, February 3rd, but won't happen because of ice conditions. One measurement of the ice on January 21st showed a depth of 9 inches.  When...

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Polar Plunge 2024

Polar Plunge 2024

  Polar Plunge 2024 attracted 425 brave participants who chose to immerse themselves fully into Clark Lake.  This event, at the Eagle's Nest, is a fundraiser for Special Olympics.  By the end of the day (Sat 1/27), Special Olympics' Kayla Kubik reported donations...

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Men’s Shuffleboard 2023-4 Week 6

Men’s Shuffleboard 2023-4 Week 6

B.J. Lyons and Brad Beyer are two-season champs.  Are they headed for their third consecutive year in the top spot?  They won again last night, defeating Bobby Schnell and Marv Walczak. As you can see in the standing masters, B.J. and Brad dominate the Red Division. ...

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