Ice Fishing on Moosehead Lake, Maine

Current Conditions

April 21st, 2016

Wilsons on Moosehead Lake reporting:We now have an online reservation system that is live. We are working on adding guiding and boat rentals, but the cabins are ready to book 24 hours a day! 


We now have a hot tub for all to enjoy. After a day of early season fishing or hiking, 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!

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



There are fish to be had! Smelt's are just starting to run in many local streams, with hungry brook trout and salmon chasing behind them! When fishing for smelt eaters, the best fishing is usually right before dark, when the smelt congregate in front of the streams. With the warm weather we've had this past week, bug life is already starting to look good on the river. A quick walk to the dam yesterday revealed an abundant amount of BWO's hatching! It won't be long now and we'll be fishing on top! It's a GREAT time to be 'upta camp!'  Looking forward to seeing all of our guests that have already booked their 2016 season drift boat trips! It's gonna be an awesome year!

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 13012710_1068485786545960_6650073864562384613_n.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! 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