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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Specials starting tonight at 5:00pm. Don't miss out on Saturday's very unique prime rib! #gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #visitarkansas ... See MoreSee Less

Specials starting tonight at 5:00pm.  Dont miss out on Saturdays very unique prime rib!  #gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #visitarkansas

Not only does it feel like fall, but it's starting to look like it too. #gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #visitarkansas #fallcolor #ozarks ... See MoreSee Less

Not only does it feel like fall, but its starting to look like it too.  #gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #visitarkansas #fallcolor #ozarks

 

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Gods amazing workmanship!

We can guarantee that with each visit to our restaurant, you will see something that you have not seen before! Chef Rick's dinner specials start tonight at 5:00. #gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #visitarkansas #indianmotorcycle #antiques ... See MoreSee Less

We can guarantee that with each visit to our restaurant, you will see something that you have not seen before!  Chef Ricks dinner specials start tonight at 5:00. #gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #visitarkansas #indianmotorcycle #antiques

 

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Awesome location. We go twice a year.

John Lee

This cool weather has us ready for the 22nd Hillbilly Chili Cook Off at the Bull Shoals White River State Park next weekend! Fish in the morning then enjoy the event the rest of the day. #gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #visitarkansas #chilicookoff2017 ... See MoreSee Less

This cool weather has us ready for the 22nd Hillbilly Chili Cook Off at the Bull Shoals White River State Park next weekend!  Fish in the morning then enjoy the event the rest of the day. #gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #visitarkansas #chilicookoff2017

 

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Frances Cope

Tim Bailey Ann Jarmin Bailey Rachel McAlpin Justin Hoyt McAlpin Rick Thiel Hailea Thiel, who's up for a weekend trip to shoals?? 😏

Christina Busby Cooper we should go to this next weekend!

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

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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