About This Campground
Perched 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 today, the lookout was placed on the rocky…
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Acker Rock Lookout is located in Oregon
Important note regarding GPS use: please be advised that GPS units can, and have sent guests down the wrong roads to access the Lookout. Please consider following the directions below rather than your GPS unit. Directions: From Canyonville take West 1st Street and turn onto SE 3rd St/OR-227. Continue to follow OR-227 approximately 23 miles until you reach Tiller. From Tiller, travel northeast on Douglas County Road #46 which becomes South Umpqua/Forest Service Road #28, for 18.5 miles to Buckeye Creek/Forest Service Road #29. Follow Forest Service Road #29 for 7 miles to the junction with Forest Service Road #2838. Turn left (north) onto Forest Service Road #2838 for 1.5 miles to the Forest Service Road #2838-950. (On the left) Follow the Forest Service Road #2838-950 for 1.5 miles to the trailhead. The Acker Rock Trail #1585 is 0.4 mile and requires a moderate to steep hike to reach the lookout. Forest Service Road #2828-950 road is closed with a locked gate. Vehicle access past the road gate is permitted with your reservation, but other users may hike from the gate to the lookout during your stay. Placing personal locks on the gate is not permitted as agency personnel may need to access the site.