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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This morning's view along the river was breathtaking, but we are ready for some warmer weather! #gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #visitarkansas #frostedtrees ... See MoreSee Less

This mornings view along the river was breathtaking, but we are ready for some warmer weather!  #gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #visitarkansas #frostedtrees

Even with the snow falling, we have several fishermen chasing trout. We aren't supposed to get much accumulation, but it sure is nice to look at. #gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #visitarkansas #whiteriver ... See MoreSee Less

Even with the snow falling, we have several fishermen chasing trout.  We arent supposed to get much accumulation, but it sure is nice to look at.  #gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #visitarkansas #whiteriver

 

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Rhiannon Ford-Clark

Hard core fishing

Best time to catch those browns

Hunter Denton

I’d love to be out there!

David Curry / burrrrrrr

James Dunbar

Dee Carrie Julie Chris!❄️❄️❄️⛄️

Must be nice...

Rick Brashier Heath DeGroot Lincoln Golike Sara Bibb Sturdivan

Kyle Hedgpeth Dustin Thacker a little different from our 82 degree day!!!

Bj Murphy so pretty

Wish I was there!❄️☃️🎣

Brian Williams

Cory Watson

Josh Payne Beard Armstrong it was a cold one. Nice pic here!

Just one of the brownies that Bob put us on! Nick Armstrong

Friday, temp was a balmy 21😂

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After a blistering cold week on the river, we are looking forward to the temperature hitting 40* today! #gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #visitarkansas #whiteriver ... See MoreSee Less

After a blistering cold week on the river, we are looking forward to the temperature hitting 40* today!  #gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #visitarkansas #whiteriver

 

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We are waiting for temp to hit 40 too.

2 weeks ago

Gaston's White River Resort

On this day last year this monster was caught!

Starting tomorrow the weather is going to get above freezing for several days. This is the time of the year to go after the big browns!Not a bad way to start the New Year off. The first trout Jordan has ever caught just happened to be this 30" Brown! The big fish are waiting for you! Our very own Frank was their guide today. #gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #visitarkansas #trophybrown #monsterbrown #catchandrelease #winterfishing
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On this day last year this monster was caught!

Starting tomorrow the weather is going to get above freezing for several days.  This is the time of the year to go after the big browns!

 

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Charlie Alton Roberts

Wow! Nice job.

Larry Huyler

Nice

Awesome!!!

Catch and release, pay dividends!

Congrats! Hopefully visit Clint Gaston in the Spring.

See you guys next thursday!

Kevin Riddle

Nice one!!!

Everyday is great day at Gaston's!!

David McNeel

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Happy New Year!! We want to thank everyone who rang in 2018 with us! Whistlin' Dixie put on another great show! #gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #visitarkansas #2018 #whistlindixie ... See MoreSee Less

 

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WOW what a celebration! Clint Gaston, Chef Rick, Cheri Krug and the whole Gaston's team brought the A game. A yop shelf menu and the best prime rib anywhere! (That's what this Dixie Whistler had.) When they speak of "Going First Class," they knock it out of the park! Thanks team Gaston's for the hospitality and the opportunity!

Sorry I missed it !!!!!!

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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