I continued South on 129, exploring roads here and there and came across this well graded, wide, gravel road.
With this big pipe coming from and going to nowhere??
This road eventually brought me out on 28 at Fontana Village, cool beans, let's hit the dam! Crossed over the damn like usual, but instead of turning left to go to the overlook, I turned right to check out a road my GPS was telling me existed. The road was there and there was no GATE, WOW!
Of course, this is a National Park and what that means to backroaders is LIMITED ACCESS.
But, there seemed to be another road just before the gate, let's see where that goes.
What appeared to be a road, quickly turned into a very steep trail with log waterbars. Some whiskey throttle and log crossing technique got me to the top where I found another GATE, and a cemetery, spooky!
It took me some negotiation to get my bike turned around and back down the hill, but once down I headed for the Fontana Dam.
Fontana Dam from the top, 480 feet high!
Fontana Dam from the campground at the bottom. What a cool place to camp!
I found some more dirt roads, here's a collage.