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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3 days ago

Gaston's White River Resort

We've been seeing a nice caddis hatch on the warmer days. Just call us at (870) 431-5202 to book a trip. Don't wait, our guides book up quickly!The early bird catches the fish! Get started early when you set out from Gaston's White River Resort. #VisitArkansas www.gastons.com/ ... See MoreSee Less

Weve been seeing a nice caddis hatch on the warmer days.  Just call us at (870) 431-5202 to book a trip.  Dont wait, our guides book up quickly!

5 days ago

Gaston's White River Resort

Today is the final day for The Bass Federation on Bull Shoals Lake. Good luck to the 7 remaining boats! We were happy to host all of the anglers and staff for the event this week. ... See MoreSee Less

Chef Rick's dinner specials is just one reason we love Thursday's so much. Starting tonight we will have....

Meat Lovers Platter, Char & Capers, Chicken & Shrimp DeJonghe, Mahi Down Under, and Roast Prime Rib on Saturday.
#gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #foodporn #foodislife
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Chef Ricks dinner specials is just one reason we love Thursdays so much.  Starting tonight we will have....

Meat Lovers Platter, Char & Capers, Chicken & Shrimp DeJonghe, Mahi Down Under, and Roast Prime Rib on Saturday.  
#gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #foodporn #foodislife

 

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Let's go!

Brunch on Easter was AMAZING!

Sorry I missed you guys when you were down. Hope you all had a great time!

Just bring lots of cash.

Mike Burns

Go prepared a fabulous Restaurant!!!!!! Good memories eating there!!!!

Mouthwatering!

Looks really great

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This rainy day has us thinking back to when the sun was shining and the airstrip was full of planes. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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We will be there this weekend 😉

Devyn Thurman

We are having Gastons withdrawals. Been over a month since we were there. Will come soon.

Looks like Greg Smith's Beech!

Bob Daniel Kevin Daniel

Love it there!

Awesome destination great place to chill

Erika White

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Never trout fished before? No worries, we have guides with over 30 years experience to make your trip on White River successful. Our guide, Paul Jones, took a first time fisher and landed this 9lb Brown trout! #gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #catchandrelease ... See MoreSee Less

Never trout fished before?  No worries, we have guides with over 30 years experience to make your trip on White River successful.  Our guide, Paul Jones, took a first time fisher and landed this 9lb Brown trout!  #gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #catchandrelease

 

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Rhiannon Ford-Clark

Stephanie Conrad Pinkerton, this will be us this weekend!

PAUL u ol stud u

Tim Bailey Ann Jarmin Bailey Rick Thiel I can't wait to go!!

We love fishing with Mr Paul. See you guys in May!!!

Love this place!

Hey Joshua!

Anybody has a chance at a nice fish on the White!

Awesome place

Robin Lambert check this out!

I first fished with Paul Jones in 1978. He’s a great guide! I’m glad to see that he’s still working!

My husband and father in law can not WAIT for this trip

Want to go trout fishing Brad Collins? I love to eat them!

Good job Parnelli!!

Charles Travis

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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.

Make a reservation