The main campsite is located on a rock promontory overlooking
the southeast corner of Hurst Lake at the
end of the Hurst Lake Road.
This is also
the western trailhead for the Gibson Trail
and is the northern trailhead for the Cooper's Loop Trail.
A 20' x 40' shelter (roof,
wooden floor & half walls) is surrounded
by pine trees and is situated overlooking
the lake - a great place to watch spectacular sunsets. For those tenting, another excellent area for two or three patrols, can be found on the point to the
northeast. Follow the Gibson Trail signs
across the small bridge then keep left.
On the opposite side of the shelter, near
the start of the small creek to the south-west, is a cairn which dedicates this lake
to the memory of Mr. Fredrick C. Hurst,
first Haliburton Camp Committee Chair.
This area is also the start of the Cooper's
Loop Trail which goes to Beaver, North
and Mislaid Lakes.
Previously know as Scraggle Lake, this lake was named in memory
of J.C.Moore, Field Commissioner and
Camp Ranger for 25 years and the person instrumental in locating the property
and directing the organization and program in the early years of the camp.
There is a commemorative cairn located
at this often overlooked campsite, located
on a peninsula on the east side of the
lake in a largely pine forest. Where the
Cooper's Loop Trail turns left to Mislaid
Lake, continue toward Moore Lake, then
follow the trail to the left for about 200
metres to the campsite. This is a beautiful
site which is nicely off the main trail, how-ever it is not particularly well suited for
This is the most popular
destination for overnight camps so if your
plan to stay overnight, make sure you
book with the program department at the
Skipper's meeting if possible.
camping area is about halfway along the
northeast shore and has a great swimming area off the rock ledges there. Another popular swimming area is the large
rock face which can be reached by the
trail crossing the beaver dam at the east
end of the lake.
Mislaid Lake can be
reached from Hurst and North Lakes via
the northern portion of the Cooper's Loop
Trail, from Drag Lake via the northern
portion of the JC Trail, from the Hurst
Lake Road via Moore Lake and the
southern portion of the Cooper's Loop
Trail, and from Pike's Peak via the Pikes' Peak and ooper's Loop Trails.
is named for James Holland (or Hollen) who established a farm in this
area in the 1860's.
A small campsite is
located on the southwest shore of Holland Lake and is reached by a short trail
from the Hurst Lake Road about halfway
between the "Narrows" and the turn-off
for Moore and Mislaid Lakes. A rowboat
and oars are usually kept here for those
who enjoy fishing. (If you plan to use the
boat - don't forget your PFD's!)
is not really suitable for swimming.
for the large "floating island" which moves
around this lake with the changes in water depth and strong winds!
A rough campsite has recently been established on the south-east
shore of this peaceful lake. Several rock
tiers covered in pine needles overlook the
water and swimming by small groups is
possible at a couple of locations on the
This destination makes a
good overnight stop for
those looking for more of
a challenge or a good
day hike from Mislaid or
that only the most southern portion of this lake
shore is owned by HSR.
North Lake is reached by
the recently renovated
Cooper's Loop Trail from
either Hurst Lake or Mislaid Lake. The
campsite is reached by a short trail which
follows the shoreline north from the CL.