The drive along Beaton Arm is a short but remarkable one through Crown Land. About three miles in, there is a road to the left; it’s a short trek to a great beach area. Back on the main trail, you’ll reach a fork in the road; the right fork runs into private property a short bit down the road, even though the maps show it goes along the river for a while, so take the left fork. You’ll cross and drive along the Incomappleux River, where the water is very murky due to all the sediment from the glacier runoff.
Near the end of the trail is Hadow Creek Recreation Site. It's a fabulous campground with campsites that offer amazing views of the water; camping is free with a 14-day limit. Be sure to pay attention to campfire regulations. During parts of the year, all campfires are prohibited.
The road up to Hadow Creek is an easy drive that does not require a 4x4, but to get to the incredible view of Beation Arm, you must climb up a rugged hillside with no guardrails and a steep cliff on the side. 4WD is necessary for this final climb. There are pretty big ditches in the climb and off-camber spots. It’s best to go down at an angle instead of straight into the ditch. The views at the top are well worth the effort; the vibrant aqua-blue water is unbelievable.
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