Winter Sports

Who else is ready to ride?

Cross-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 this winter! Downhill skiing and snowboarding is awesome and Big Squaw Mountain Ski Resort is just 6 miles from us! The conditions are always great and you can’t beat the prices. The perfect way to spend a family day together outdoors. They have groomed cross country skiing trails too!

Moosehead Lake Maine

Can’t you picture yourself enjoying the fireplace this winter?

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

ATTENTION ICE FISHERMAN

Make your cabin reservation and spend your winter getaway with us! You’ll wake up here directly on the water for a day of ice fishing Moosehead Lake. Moosehead Lake has two annual fishing derbies to look forward to every year. The last weekend in January is NREC’s annual fishing derby with Ricky Craven. Plan early because space is limited!

Father & Son making memories and breaking records.

The first full week of March is the WEEK long fishing derby hosted by Moosehead Bait in Rockwood, Maine. Winter weekends book fast especially in our larger cabins, so make your reservations now! We have a mid-week lodging special going on through March. If you have vacation time coming your way, now is a good time to make those reservations and get a great deal on lodging!

Four Seasons of Fun!

We have some new additions to our rental boats. We have added a junior kayak, more single kayaks, and two stand up paddle boards. SUP (or stand up paddle boarding) is growing into one of the greatest water sports. This is a low impact cardio exercise that strengthens your entire body while improving your balance. SUPs are great on lakes and the kids have been enjoying learning how to use them here in our cove on Moosehead Lake. For more information, go to our Boat Rentals page.

Planning to do some wildlife watching? Cruise around and look for moose, deer, birds, and many other

We like to take the roads less traveled!

types of wildlife. The salt on the sides of the road in the winter pulls them out of the deep woods to where you can see them! Don’t forget your camera, there will be plenty of photo opportunities. Also, be cautious while driving because they’ll be out and about snacking on their treats.

Worried about those back roads and getting lost? Leave the driving to our experienced Registered Maine Guides so you can literally sit back and enjoy the trip! Interested in setting up a guided fishing adventure chasing these big fish or a jeep wildlife safari? Give us a call at 207-695-2549 today!

Current Conditions

January 1, 2020

Wilsons on Moosehead Lake reporting: Happy New Year from Our Family to Yours! We are always so excited to start a new year, and making plans for new projects and updates around the cabins. We have been busy getting caught up on some land zoning projects and long-term plans for the property. It’s exciting talking about the future and endless possibilities!

Big Squaw Mountain Ski Resort is open and better than ever!

Winter has come on full strength with a beautiful snowstorm over the last few days. The ski and snowboard mountain has been open all of school vacation providing the locals and visitors with loads of outdoor family fun and great exercise. Cross country skiing is also available with groomed trails from the lodge. It won’t be long, and snowmobilers will be out enjoying all of the amazing woods we are so fortunate to have access to from such gracious landowners! The local snowmobile clubs do an amazing job and the ITS trails are right at the end of our driveway.

We have over 7-8 inches of ice in our cove on Moosehead lake in front of the cabins, and opening day for ice fishing hasn’t disappointed. Always use caution before venturing out on any ice. If you aren’t familiar with the area, do some research, and always “know before you go”!

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drift boats X3.jpgThe East Outlet is open all year for fly-fishing only! Water is being released from the Kennebec River and the flow is running at 940 CFS. Walk right out of 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!

Open water fishing on Moosehead Lake, Maine opens for lake fishing May 1st. The Ice generally goes out in mid-May, and the fishing improves shortly after! This last year of fishing on Moosehead Lake was HOT. Guests reported excellent lake fishing and catching a lot of beautiful, fat fish!

bass fishing fun

Make your lakefront cabin and/or guided fishing reservation now for the spring and summer of 2020 so you don’t miss the chance of a lifetime! We offer an amazing guided fishing trip: 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. If you enjoy catching lots of big small mouthed bass, this is the fishing trip for you! We’ve also added another boat to our guide fleet to accommodate larger fly fishing groups!

FREE Wi-Fi!!! 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) along with Lakeside Cabin, 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 a pontoon boat in our guide fleet for amazing sunset tours or private lake cruises with an experienced Registered Maine Guide. No security deposit needed, and gas is included! Folks who aren’t comfortable with boating can truly enjoying sitting back, relaxing, taking in the scenery and views while leaving the driving to us! This new adventure is sure to make some incredible memories with guests and our Guide Staff. It has already seen many evening sunset cruises to area islands, and some “fun in the sun” days on Moosehead Lake with guests enjoying the water, hiking Mt. Kineo, and learning some history on the way. Book early for summer, so you don’t miss out on the opportunity to explore Moosehead!

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.

Hunters

We have hunting packages that range from lodging only to complete guided packages with meals. Plan ahead for October for grouse, woodcock, rabbit, and in November for deer hunting. Don’t forget the first week of December for muzzle loader season. This past year we had great conditions for hunting adventures!

Looking to do some hunting in the winter? Come help the deer herd and shoot some coyotes with us! From watching bait piles to calling them in, this is a sport you won’t want to miss out on! Call us today for more information!

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 also added a Pinterest Account, so give us a try. Make sure to give us a thumbs up on Facebook, and follow @wilsconscamps on twitter and Instagram so you don’t miss out on all the Moosehead area activities!

Don’t forget your bathing suits! We have a hot tub for all to enjoy. After a day of fishing, riding, 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 everything 2020 will bring and another incredible year of sharing our special piece of Moosehead with all of our amazing guests.

The Moosehead Lake Region is full of great family activities year round! Don’t miss these great events- Visit the area Events Calendar Page at Moosehead Lake Chamber, or www.friendsofmooseheadlake.org for a great ATV and Activities 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 openings in our lakefront cottages! Make a reservation online, send us an email to [email protected] or give us a call between 8am and 8pm to check for cabin or guide availability at 1-207-695-2549. 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

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