Kaitlyn’s Journey

by admin on August 18, 2015


As many of you know 10 year old Kaitlyn McCloud was involved in a near drowning on Pickerel Lake this past Sunday, August 16, 2016. 

A Facebook page has been set up (link) to give family and friends updates about her progress – the most recent post about 3PM Tuesday … 

“But here is the good news…

All progress so far, or lack thereof, is exactly where she should be. The doctors say that it will likely get a bit worse before it gets better. All of her vital signs are strong and she continues to shed the fluid that is accumulating in her body.

She has gained 8-9 pounds in fluid since this all started. It will be be her first task to expel this excess fluid in the coming days. The first 72 hours are critical in this process.

In this case, no news, meaning no complications springing up, is good news.”

Your thoughts and prayers are appreciated – word is that there will be a donation account set up for those who wish to help defray some of the medical expenses – we will post information as we receive it. We will not update this post – please follow the Kaitlyn’s Journey Facebook page for more information.


Treasure Hunt this Saturday

by admin on August 12, 2015

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Boats will receive their Treasure Maps starting at 2:00pm at the reed island sandbar on Pickerel Lake.

Look for the pontoon with the dark green top and Pirates Flag!

Prizes will be awarded from 3:30-4:00pm.

If you have question, call Nina Fox at 616-340-4364

Note: This event will be postponed until 8/22/15 if we get rained out!




Saturday July 4th – Activities

by admin on July 2, 2015


Fireworks Time: Dusk (Note: on a clear night that might be @10:15PM or later – there will be 3 fireworks shells set off 10 minutes before the show)

(Rain out date July 11th)

Special Note:    Due to the size of the shells in the fireworks show on July 4th, please remain outside the red parameter indicated on the attached map. (link)

Boat Parade: 

Themes: 3 Trophy Categories

  • Famous Cities
  • Patriotic
  • Any Decor – if created by children 

Time:  7:00 p.m. Register by Kimball/Pickerel Channel

              7:30 p.m. Parade begins

For more information call Nina at (616) 233-3540

Kids Fishing Contest (through age 15):

When:  Noon – 3 p.m. Weigh In/Measure

3 p.m.   Prizes/Awards for three different age groups

Where:  Plank Cottage (337 Pickerel Lake – blue cottage by public access)

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FYI – The lakes will be treated on Tuesday June 16th for milfoil and algae. Weather permitting.

Click here for more information on the chemicals used.

Loon Alert

by admin on May 29, 2015

flapping loon

A public service notice shared by our friends of the Emerald-Sylvan Lake Association

Our Chain of Lakes is habitat of the Common Loon (Gavia lmmer)

Please enjoy wildlife from a distance. If you see a loon flapping its wings wildly and dancing across the water as shown above, you are too close. Consider “binocular range” as a safe distance for viewing and enjoying loons.

Any disturbance could cause one of these birds to desert its nest, meaning a loss of young. No one wants that to happen. Besides, it’s against State and Federal laws to bother or harass loons and other protected wildlife.

  • Protect Loons and their chicks when boating by not chasing them.
  • Steer Away from Loon family flocks.
  • If you suspect Loons are nesting in any area, leave them in peace.

State and Federal laws protect loons and other wildlife.


Michigan Loon Preservation Association,
P.0. Box 80527
Lansing, Mi 48908-0527

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Church Services at Camp Henry this Summer.

May 18, 2015

Worship at Camp Henry with Westminster Presbyterian Church twice this summer.  Services will be held on Sunday’s over Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day Weekend. Come meet Westminster’s new Associate Pastor, Rev. Jen Porter, who will be speaking during the Memorial Day Weekend Services. Sunday, May 24, 2015 / 10 AM Sunday, September 6, 2015 / 10 AM

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One Week From Today! #summerbegins

May 18, 2015
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Camp Henry 5K Trail Run

May 12, 2015

Camp Henry is thrilled to announce the 1st Annual Camp Henry 5K Trail Run scheduled for Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 10 a.m.  Proceeds will benefit Camp Henry’s School and Summer Scholarship Funds.    Participants can sign up for either a 5K competitive run, 5K walk, or a 1K Costume Fun Run.  Volunteers are also needed. Find out more at www.camphenry.org/5ktrailrun

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Things You Missed at the Meeting – 2015 Boat Parade Theme

August 30, 2014

The theme for the 2015 Boat Parade is – Famous Cities Our summer event is scheduled for July 4, 2015   Follow PK Lakes on Facebook and sign-up to receive these posts by entering your e-mail address above.

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Things You Missed at the Meeting – Dori Flag vs Seagulls

August 30, 2014

Some discussion took place about ways to deal with the Seagull squatters on your docks and rafts. One member mentioned she had good luck with installing a Dori Flag on her dock. Not only is it colorful but the consensus was anything that has movement will help move the birds to your neighbors dock. Also, […]

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