Banks, Oregon is near Highway 26 - from there take Highway 6 West towards Tillamook. The river parallels much of the highway.
The Wilson River offers many fantastic views from the water throughout the year (and great salmon in the right season). Many of these views are further upriver than all of the easy boat-launches so they are often undisturbed sites of beauty. Fallen trees and deep pools in the river offer many points where the water runs more slowly and one can snap a few good pictures before the current picks up again and rushes you on down the river.