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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Polar Plunge Freezin’ for a Reason

Polar Plunge Freezin’ for a Reason

Polar Plunge's freezin' for a reason happens Saturday at the Eagle's Nest.  Once again, plungers will take a leap into Clark Lake's icy waters to benefit Special Olympics of Michigan. Here’s what to expect.  At 12:30, plunge check-in opens and the pre-plunge party...

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New Internet Provider

New Internet Provider

A new high speed internet provider is coming to the area.  If you are looking for an alternative to Comcast (Xfinity), this won't help.  The super fast internet service is designed for rural underserved areas where providers like Comcast don't operate. But all of us...

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Paving a Road

Paving a Road

Dirt, dust, and mud plague unpaved roads.  How do you get a residential dirt/gravel road paved?  In Columbia Township (and Michigan), you and your neighbors pay for it.  The process starts by residents forming a special assessment district (SAD).  Those along the road...

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Men’s Shuffleboard 2022-3 Week 5

Men’s Shuffleboard 2022-3 Week 5

Week 5 of Men's Shuffleboard is now in the record books.  Check out the results from last night's competition.  For the Division Standings, please scroll down. Here the Division Standings starting with Week 1 through Week 5 (Thursday night). ...

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Village of Jefferson

Village of Jefferson

Recently whispers of the long forgotten past became slightly audible.  Part of Main Street, Village of Jefferson, is now in the hands of the Lake Columbia Property Owners Association.  Village of Jefferson?  Yes, you read that correctly.  The plat is nothing more than...

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Clark Lake Concert Venue Proposal Tabled for a Month

Clark Lake Concert Venue Proposal Tabled for a Month

The Columbia Township Board tabled until next month a promoter's proposal to stage a concert series at Clark Lake.  The promoter, Scott Vitale, intends to bring in country music acts on five different dates in 2023.  As reported on this website in November, and again...

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Clark Lake Concert Venue

Clark Lake Concert Venue

In November, this website described a proposal made to Columbia Township that would locate a concert venue at Clark Lake.  It would be accessed from US 127 and Industrial Drive. Promoter Scott Vitale says the concerts would feature the Country Boots & Bands...

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Accident at 127 and Jefferson Road

Accident at 127 and Jefferson Road

MDOT reports an accident at 127 and Jefferson Road at 5:36 pm, and that the road is closed.  Details, when available. UPDATE: As of 6:45 pm Sunday, the intersection is open.

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Prudy Christman Life Celebration

Prudy Christman Life Celebration

Prudy Christman passed away on January 5th, as reported earlier on this website.  Prudy’s husband, Greg, wishes to thank the many who left kind messages of sympathy in the comment section of the story, or in other ways expressed condolences.  Greg would like friends...

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Clark Lake Winter Blast from the Past

Clark Lake Winter Blast from the Past

The warm summer breezes and bright sun are taking their annual hiatus.  But that doesn't mean Clark Lake fun stops during the cold winter months.  You just have to dress for it.  For several years, the Clark Lake Lions Club presented an Ice Festival.  Recently Bill...

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Men’s Shuffleboard 2022-3 Week 4

Men’s Shuffleboard 2022-3 Week 4

Men's Shuffleboard results for week 4 are in. Scroll down for the standings. Here are the updated standings presented so you can see how results change week to week.  All four weeks from the 2022-3 season are included. Now in its 29th year,...

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Prudy Christman • 1950 – 2023

Prudy Christman • 1950 – 2023

Mary Prudence Christman, known to all as Prudy, 72, of Clark Lake passed away at her home on January 5, 2023. Prudy was pure Clark Lake. She attended the small Clark Lake school, grades one through eight, with the same 11 children, most of whom have remained in the...

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Men’s Shuffleboard 2022-3 Week 3

Men’s Shuffleboard 2022-3 Week 3

Holidays are over, and it's back to the action for the Men's Shuffleboard League.  Did the hiatus change trajectories?  Check out the results from Thursday's night play at the Beach Bar. Take a deeper dive into the stats with the first three weeks of the standings....

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Cemetery Improvements Begin

Cemetery Improvements Begin

Work crews have started several improvements to the Clark Lake Cemetery.   What remains of the old chain link fencing will be removed and be replaced with "spear top" fencing.  The new fencing will extend around the three sides of the cemetery---north, south and...

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Clark Lake Reassurance

Clark Lake Reassurance

For those concerned about the spate of grey, dreary days, this article is for you. You could describe recent weather the same way financial guys on TV describe stock market activity:  volatile.  Rewind to the plunge below zero before and during Christmas, intensified...

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Invasive Weed Update – Fall 2022

Invasive Weed Update – Fall 2022

PLM surveys Clark Lake for invasive weeds in the spring and fall.  Based on data gathered, they prepare a comprehensive report on current conditions; and from that, outline a treatment program for next year.  The fall 2022 survey illustrates the progress achieved in...

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Christmas Jump 2022

Christmas Jump 2022

A Clark Lake Christmas tradition is now in its 13th year.  And it was the most chilling ever.  Every Christmas day, Will Stewart jumps into the frigid waters of Clark Lake as a thank you for a gift he received.  Check out how a snorkel led to all of this in the...

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Merry Christmas 2022

Merry Christmas 2022

Nowhere is the Christmas spirit more evident than at Clark Lake.  Greetings are exchanged, friends gather, and Christmas lights shine brightly.  And so it seems that each year, more people decorate their homes for all to enjoy.  You'll see joy of the season in the...

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