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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Busy weekend on our airstrip. We had many planes and even a helicopter drop in for our Sunday Brunch. Come out for the food, and hang around afterwards to watch the planes. #gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #visitarkansas #planes #sundaybrunch ... See MoreSee Less

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Scot WarrenHope to drop in with the Waco soon.

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Jeff LittleAs always enjoyed our weekend there! We even got to see that helicopter land before heading back home!

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Bryan RowlandPhillip Jackson: 2 months from today.

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Another beautiful February morning! This weather has been unreal, but we certainly don't mind. Not too often can you trout fish in February in a short sleeve shirt. #gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #sunrise #visitarkansas #aviation ... See MoreSee Less

Another beautiful February morning!  This weather has been unreal, but we certainly dont mind.  Not too often can you trout fish in February in a short sleeve shirt.  #gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #sunrise #visitarkansas #aviation

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Ronald BeaverOne ☝️ of our Favorite Fishing 🎣 Holes of ALL TIME... I've been fishing 🎣 & staying at Gastons for more than 40 years.... 5 Stars ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 's FOR SURE!!!

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Tommy Kelly ProbusI absolutely love Gaston's. Part of my heart is there!

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Weekend dinner specials from Chef Rick. #gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #chefspecials #visitarkansas ... See MoreSee Less

Weekend dinner specials from Chef Rick.  #gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #chefspecials #visitarkansas

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Carol Bailey Woodcan you still order off the regular menu???

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Todd PetersonLooks like it's about time to pull out the King Katmai and fly down for dinner.

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We want to thank everyone who joined us for our Valentine's dinner last night. We hope everybody had a lovely experience with their loved ones. As always, chef Rick's ice sculpture turned out great. #gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #valentines2017 #visitarkansas #icesculpture ... See MoreSee Less

We want to thank everyone who joined us for our Valentines dinner last night.  We hope everybody had a lovely experience with their loved ones.  As always, chef Ricks ice sculpture turned out great.  #gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #valentines2017 #visitarkansas #icesculpture

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James RazerEverything was 1st class!

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Carol Bailey WoodReally enjoyed!!!!

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Carolyn W BoshearsAwesome

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Couldn't have asked for a better weekend to land a trophy brown! Lyle landed this fish while on a guided trip with Paul Jones. #gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #visitarkansas #catchandrelease #whiteriver #guidedfishing ... See MoreSee Less

Couldnt have asked for a better weekend to land a trophy brown!  Lyle landed this fish while on a guided trip with Paul Jones.  #gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #visitarkansas #catchandrelease #whiteriver #guidedfishing

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Eddie RingMr Paul always puts us on good fish.

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Teresa Nebe EllisHey Paul. Good to see you. Tell Brenda I said hello.

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David SternNice fish, and my favorite guide!

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Kng RiizyMinh Le

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Brett MartinRobert Smedley Paul Guided us a few trips ago

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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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