Our History

Gaston's White River Resort began 59 years ago when Al Gaston, Jim Gaston's father, purchased 20 acres of White River frontage with six small cottages and six boats...the year was 1958.

Present day, Jim’s grandson - Clint Gaston - will carry on the family legacy for many years to come. The resort now covers over 400 acres, and has 79 cottages ranging in size from two double beds to ten private bedrooms. The airstrip has grown from 1,800 feet to 3,200 feet. The six boats are now over 70, and with a state of the art dock to hold them all. The years have brought an award winning restaurant, private club, gift shop, tennis court, playground, game room, duck pond, three nature trails, swimming pool, conference lodge, and fly fishing school.

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Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Gaston's! #gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #thanskgiving2017 #visitarkansas ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Gastons!  #gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #thanskgiving2017 #visitarkansas

 

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We are here staying at Gaston's for Thanksgiving, and feeling very blessed.

Beautiful

Beautiful!

Maybe next year Alice Garner

Food was awesome.

Looks great!

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Thanksgiving is just a week away! Here is a little behind the scenes action with Chef Rick as he works on an ice carving. If you haven't made reservations yet, we may still be able to accommodate you. Call us at (870) 431-5203. #gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #thanksgiving #behindthescenes #visitarkansas #icecarving ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Kathy Sisco

Sherry Geery

Rick with some skills!!

Nice brown caught yesterday with our guide, Bob Ellis. Fall fishing at its finest! #gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #visitarkansas #catchandrelease ... See MoreSee Less

Nice brown caught yesterday with our guide, Bob Ellis.  Fall fishing at its finest!  #gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #visitarkansas #catchandrelease

 

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Good job. He is the best guide. Lol just saying.

It was an awesome weekend still cant believe i caught it. Bobs a good ole boy

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We're going to have a great turnout this weekend with many different types of aircraft. Here is a video from the last time the Kodiaks visited Gaston's.Watch the Kodiak featured with a Waco and Legend Cubs in the Ozark Backcountry! Unrivaled capability, versatility, ruggedness and comfort---and you can bring...
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Time to get serious Kevan Paul...live life don't let life live you !!

We saw these awesome birds while we visited Gaston’s. Those puddle jumper ain’t got nada on our birds. (Wink)

Chris Emerson These are the guys that were here while we were fishing. your Luscombe is in their video at least two of the shots and maybe three.

Fred Hale Beverly Spurgin Hale

Clint, thanks for the hospitality and a fantastic weekend! Your facility and staff are awesome!

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Gil has been fishing the White River for 20 years. In all of those years he hasn't caught a rainbow trout as big as the one he reeled in during his last visit. This rainbow was 24" long and weighed over 4lbs! #gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #catchandrelease #visitarkansas #trophytrout #rainbowtrout #fall ... See MoreSee Less

Gil has been fishing the White River for 20 years.  In all of those years he hasnt caught a rainbow trout as big as the one he reeled in during his last visit.  This rainbow was 24 long and weighed over 4lbs!  #gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #catchandrelease #visitarkansas #trophytrout #rainbowtrout #fall

 

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Nice. Congratulations

Because they are OVERFISHED

Nice to see a big bow!

Frequently asked questions

It seems redundant, but fishing is always good here. The White River stays the same temperature year-round and therefore the trout are always active. You should always be able to catch your limit. Also note that fly fishing is not the only way to fish here; over 85% of everyone that fishes here is spin fishing. You can produce excellent results fishing either way; the main thing is to have fun.
Once we reserve a cottage for you, we remove it from the market, refusing all other requests. If you cancel a reservation 15 days or more prior to your arrival date, we will refund you deposit minus a $75.00 cancellation fee. For parties of 20 persons or more, a 30 day notice is necessary. Cancellations of less than two weeks’ notice are subject to total loss of deposit.
No, we do not take reservations over the Internet at this time, due to the fact that it can all change in a moments notice, but you can make requests for availability online. If you would like to make reservations, we only take them over the phone. We are always happy to check on available dates for you. All you have to do is call (870) 431-5202.
Check in is normally 3:00 PM and check out is 11:00 AM. Most of the time, you can get into your cottage before 3:00 PM, but that is not guaranteed. As far as late arrivals, if you don’t make it here before our office closes, you can still get into your cottage. A reservation is not deemed a no show until the next morning when we open the office at 6:30 AM.
Yes we do, just be sure that they are flea-free and bring a leash and anything else you need to help take care of your pet. Keep in mind that other pets will be here also so your pet must be on a leash when outside of the cottage.
Each cottage has a wireless connection to our free Internet service. You simply choose the username designated for your room and type in the password supplied. Make sure to let the computer obtain IP and DNS settings automatically, and you are online.
We do have four cottages that have one king size bed along with one double bed. Those are the Standard cottages. All other cottages have full size beds, except the Deluxe cottages. They have one room with a king size bed and the other room has two twin beds.

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Ready to go?

Give us a call and let us know you're coming, we'll take care of the rest.

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