Ice Fishing on Moosehead Lake, Maine

Current Conditions

January 29, 2016

Wilsons on Moosehead Lake reporting: We now have a hot tub for all to enjoy. After a day on the ice or trails, come relax while watching the amazing stars above. There are many exciting things going on here at Wilsons Cabins on Moosehead Lake, Maine. We couldn't be more grateful for folks choosing to make their memories here with us. We are looking forward to 2016 and another incredible year of sharing our special piece of Moosehead with all of our amazing guests.

We have a drone, so we will share some sneak peaks of the goings on from time to time. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel so you don't miss all the cool videos! We've also just added a Pinterest Account, so give us a try and make sure to give us a thumbs up on Facebook, and follow twitter and Instagram @wilsconscamps!

Mother Nature is finally cooperating. We received some freezing new year 2016.JPGtemperatures to get that ice forming, and the extended forecast looks much like one would expect this time of year. The Lake has closed up and is busy making ice, but it's not safe yet for riding everywhere. The stakes are up in Rockwood marking the trails, but please use caution elsewhere and be safe.  Our cove is in great shape and guests are out enjoying it. Some folks have ventured out on Mountain View Pond and report some safe ice. DO BE CAREFUL AND USE EXTREME CAUTION, not all of it is safe! Local snowmobile clubs are out and doing what they can. It's early season conditions out there and we could use more snow. Folks are happy to be riding and making the best of it!

Wi-Fi update!!!! We have a broadband system offering wireless Internet to our guests and all of the cabins.  We upgraded the system, so it now reaches everyone staying here and is password protected!   We also have set up more cabins with satellite TVs.  The year round cabins (excluding our 2 smallest) now ALL have TV!  Never thought it would be that popular here in the North Maine Woods, but it has become that way…so we aim to please!   

We have expanded our guide business and the East Outlet Guide & Fly Shop has been a great compliment to the office. Now selling flies, leaders, clothing, coffee, snacks and more, along with gas & oil for snowmobiles, boats and ATVs! We are here to offer assistance for those who need a little helping hand.  Come see us and check it out!

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Attention Fishermen

Ice fishing was off to a slow start this winter, but is in full swing now! Don't wait too long to book your lakefront cabin. We are open all year, and fishing is great through the end of March. Our cove has 14-16 inches throughout! Some folks have ventured out on Mountain View Pond and report some safe ice. DO BE CAREFUL AND USE EXTREME CAUTION, not everywhere is safe!

Make your reservations now for spring and summer 2016 so you don’t miss the chance of a lifetime! We are now offering a new guided fishing trip to our two rafts.jpgvenue: A great bass fishing adventure, go where few others have gone! We have unlocked a location that is producing LOTS of big fish, while seeing some amazing views and wildlife on your journey. We've also added another boat to our guide fleet to accommodate larger fishing groups!

Open water fishing on Moosehead Lake opens for fishing on May 1st and we have some scattered 2016 openings in our waterfront cabins and cottages. Don't wait too long, you might miss out!

The East Outlet is open all year for fly-fishing only! Water is being released from the East Outlet of the Kennebec River. Walk right out your cottage door over to the River for some of the best fly-fishing!  For daily water releases, call 1-800-557-3569 with CODE: 235137, visit H2O Line, or give us a call at 1-207-695-2549 to make your reservation!  


We have hunting packages that range from lodging only to complete guided packages with meals.  Plan ahead for next fall for grouse, woodcock, rabbit, and deer hunting.  This past year we had great conditions for hunting adventures!  

Winter Sports

ice hole.JPGCross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and beautiful nature viewing are all at your cottage door!  Make your plans now to enjoy this beautiful region in the winter wonderland! Downhill skiing and snowboarding is back and Big Squaw Mountain Ski Resort is just 6 miles from us! The conditions are great and you can't beat the prices. New this year, they have groomed cross country skiing trails too!

A number of our cottages have working fireplaces-perfect for curling up relaxing or reading a good book!  Visit us at Wilsons on Moosehead Lake-Open Year Round.

The Moosehead Lake Region is full of great family activities year round!  Don’t miss these great events- Visit our Events Calendar Page or for a full calendar and a great new Activities and ATV Map of Moosehead Lake, Maine.  The area offers hiking, biking, boating, fishing, and wildlife viewing.  You can’t beat the Moosehead air and scenery.  

We have some openings in our lakefront cottages!  Send us an email to wilsonscamps(at) or give us a call for availability at 1-207-695-2549.  Make sure to ‘Like’ us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram so you don’t miss out on all the region’s activities!  We look forward to seeing you real soon.

Come see why folks say we have ‘Moosehead’s Million Dollar View’!       

The perfect place to do everything…or nothing at all!  

-Scott & Alison Snell, and family