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Chain of Lakes Association (COLA) P.O. Box 245 Harrison, MI 48625-0245
Phone 1-989-539-COLA

Townline Lake
Townline Lake, Boathouse Lake, Lake #5, Icehouse Lake, Lake #4, Lost Lake, Canada Lake, Sand Lake, Haven Lake and their channels.
Welcome to our Chain of Lakes Association.
If you are a property owner around our chain of lakes, or love to play euchre or come to auctions or just want to join our Chain of Lakes Association for News and Articles, we invite you to join our Chain Of Lakes Association.

Most forms are PDF files, which require Adobe Acrobat to open. You can download a free copy at

Registration form: Print membership form

Our goals are to make our lakes safer places for boating and swimming, and to improve the fishing habitat in a responsible manner, so that all can enjoy our little chain of lakes. We also have Euchre every Wed and Auctions every Friday starting at 7:00 PM. Come early to sign up. Please click on the registration tab at the top of this page to sign up, or email  COLA President, Al Loucks
P.O. Box 245
Harrison, MI 48625-0245
Contact Your Lake Director

We now have directors for each lake and channel in our chain of lakes. These folks have generously volunteered to help with concerns that you might have on your lake or channel.
Please contact them with concerns or ideas regarding your specific lake or channel, and they'll do their best to try and help you.

Your COLA lake directors are:

*Lost Lake: Kent Hodges
*Lake #4: Norbert Schollett
*Haven Lake: Robert Height
*Haven Lake channel: Saundra Kozak
*Sand Lake: Andy Dennis
*Sand Lake channel: Bryan Doyle
*Townline Lake: Dan & Melissa Burnham
*Cedar Shores Representatives: Cathy & Jerry Timmons
*Canada Lake: Donald Hude
*Boathouse Lake: James Boroff

You can find the email addresses for these kind folks by clicking on the Club Officers tab at the top of this page.

Still needed: Lake director Lake #5.
Please consider helping out COLA by submitting your name to Al Loucks, COLA President Thanks!

Volunteers Needed for Committees!

COLA is looking for folks to volunteer for the following committees:

*Club house and Maintenance Committee
*Fundraising Committee
*Activities Committee
*Welcome Committee

Please consider giving a little of your time to help our association. President Al Loucks to sign up for a committee. Thank you.

Fish Restocking Has Begun!

COLA's efforts to restock our chain of lakes has begun!

In October 2010, a small amount of fish were purchased from the DNR certified fish farm in Imlay City, and were released in the following lakes in our chain: Haven Lake, Lost Lake, Sand Lake and Townline Lake.
The fish species released were: Perch, Walleye, and Red-earred Sunfish Shellcrackers.

COLA is asking that you please use catch and release fishing with these young fish...let's help them get established in our waters.
If you (or any guests that you may have visiting) catch any undersized fish, please release it to live another day and get bigger! Thanks!

And, thanks to all who have donated to COLA's fish fund, and who continue to support our efforts in improving fishing in our waters...we appreciate it!


No Wake Hours On Our Chain Of Lakes

Please remember the boating/no wake times for our chain of lakes. These hours are the state law: 7:30PM-11:00AM.

Let's be courteous to those who like to canoe, kayak, paddle boat, sail and/or fish, and observe the no wake law between the hours of 7:30 P.M. 11:00 A.M.
And, be sure to tell any guests using your boats about our No Wake boating hours, and to respect the No Wake times.

A reminder for all boaters: please remember to navigate the lakes in a counter clockwise fashion. Stay to the right when traveling our lakes and channels.

And, we need everyone to remember to slow down in all of the channels connecting our chain of lakes. They are all no wake zones. Thank you!

Lake Levels for our Chain of Lakes

The Clare County Drain Commissioner says that the legal water levels for our lakes are as follows:

Sand lake 1016.7
Townline 1016.7
Boathouse 1016.7
Haven 1016.7
Lost Lake 1016.7
Dodge Lake 1013.8
Dodge Lake is actually 3' below the other lakes

Beside the spillway on Sand Lake is a gauge which tells the lake level. It is on a metal angle and pipe which has a gauge on it.

Beside the culvert in Dodge Lake (and about 3’ east of the culvert) is the gauge for Dodge Lake.

Lake surface area's More/Less =m/l

Lake #4 14.76 acres m/l
Lost Lake 11.11 acres m/l
Lake #5 8.21 acres m/l
Boathouse Lake 17.64 acres m/l
Sand Lake 23.82 acres m/l
Canada Lake 3.54 acres m/l
Townline Lake 28 acres m/l
Dodge Lake 24 acres m/l


Latest News

(Chain of Lakes Association)

Voting Results for COLA as of 7-13-2013

Bryan Doyle President COLA. Denise Doyle Treasurer Cola. All other Directors and Representatives to remain the same unless they opted not to run.

Please look under Club Officers for changes and openings.

Please call Bryan Doyle 248-417-0006 for any additional information.

Euchre has been transferred to the Eagles same time and day: Every Wed at 7:00 at the Eagles on Townline Lake rd





A $300.00 REWARD has been offered for the arrest and conviction of the vandal/vandals who destroyed the SAND LAKE BEACH SIGN and destroyed the property around the beach area recently.
Contact the Clare County Sheriff's Department if you have any information regarding this vandalism that might be helpful.

Neighborhood Watch forms (for you to secure your home or cottage and forms to send to the Sheriff's Dept to watch your home or cottage) are now available under the links section on the left of this page.


COLA Membership Applications are now under Articles and Links.
Most forms are PDF files, which require Adobe Acrobat to open. You can download a free copy at


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