Overlooking the South Umpqua River and several of its tributaries, Acker lookout is balanced on a thin volcanic rocky ridge. Part of the floor dangles over hundreds of feet of open air to the tree canopy below. The Tiller Ranger District manages Acker Lookout and rents it out to the public for $40 a night. Inside, there is a refrigerator, oven/stove and two lights, all powered by propane. There is no heater and only one twin size bed.
Rock climbing is popular at Acker Rock and many climbers top out near the lookout. Descending Acker Rock is popular too. Oregon’s longest multiple rappel from the ridge of Acker Rock Lookout to the base of Eagle’s Dare is close to 550 feet in length. This is some of Southwest Oregon's rock climbing at its best.
Yogi and I spent 4 nights at Acker Rock Lookout in October, 2013.
Our Photograph collection of Acker Rock can be found at: flickr.com/photos/musguy/sets/72157636915953423/