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Closure: Acker Rock Lookout will be closed from November 26, 2012 through July 31, 2013, and will reopen on August 1, 2013.
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ACKER ROCK LOOKOUT, OR
part ofUmpqua National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Sun Jun 30 2013 Season Dates
1 site(s) found
OverviewPerched atop the edge of a rocky cliff in the Umpqua National Forest, Acker Rock Lookout offers visitors a unique lodging experience with spectacular panoramic views of the South Umpqua watershed in southwest Oregon.
Still used in active fire detection, the lookout was placed on the rocky cliff via helicopter in the 1960s.
The lookout tower is available for reservations from July through October. High clearance vehicles are recommended for travel to this site, and guests must bring several of their own amenities.
Visitors should keep in mind that there is a moderately steep half-mile hike along a forested trail to get to the lookout.
Unique volcanic and sedimentary rock outcroppings and dense conifer forests define the landscape, giving way to sub-alpine meadows and summer wildflowers in the higher elevations.
Overlooking the Umpqua River and several of its tributaries, the lookout is a delightful setting for anglers, as these waters sustain populations of rainbow, cutthroat and brown trout.
The Acker Rock Lookout is equipped with one single bed, a heater, lanterns, a cooking stove with an oven and a refrigerator, all powered by propane. A composting toilet is located at the lookout site.
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Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From the Tiller Ranger Station, take county Road 46, which becomes South Umpqua Road 28, for 18.5 miles to Buckeye Creek Road 29. Follow for 7 miles to the junction with Road 2838, then continue for 1.5 miles to the -950 spur. Follow the spur for 1.5 miles to the trailhead. The Acker Rock Trail 1585 is a .4 mile moderate to steep hike. The -950 spur is closed with a locked gate.
Mailing Address:ACKER ROCK LOOKOUT
27812 Tiller Trail Hwy
Tiller OR 97484
Phone Number:Information: (541)825-3100