2014 Honda CTX1300 Deluxe
When Jörg and I visited last month, we rode our bikes around the entire camp. All the roads throughout the camp are gravel and were in good condition. However, conditions of gravel roads change dependent on weather, use, and maintenance. With that said, the road today may not be the same as it was in June and July.When you visited Fancy Gap did you look at the road that runs from the office to the motel. When I was there a couple years ago it was covered with deep, loose gravel. It was a little tricky riding over there.
Both Jörg and I rode our bikes up and down the entire length of the road to the motel, and our bikes were fully loaded with a week's long amount of camping gear. I was comfortable, but I am accustomed to riding on dirt and gravel and know how to drive in it. I do not assume my level of comfortable and confidence on a gravel roads is shared by all. I acknowledge everyone is different.
In July, there were sections of the road leading up to the motel that had various levels of gravel. Considering everyone's level of ability, experience, and confidence, my recommendation is to walk the road first and see where the best line is. Keep in mind that the CTX1300 is equipped with Traction Control (rear wheel). This should be turned off if needed (depending on conditions).
If needed/desired, people can choose to park their bikes at another location and walk to the motel. In fact, it may not be a bad idea to have a parking area for all our bikes! I don't mind letting someone borrow my truck and using it as a shuttle (2017 Ford F150 Super Cab, 4 door). I will arrive Thursday evening. So, my truck will not be available until then.