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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A close up video of all 17 flood gates on Bull Shoals Dam. The flood gates are only open because there are 3 generators out of commission. #gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #visitarkansas #bullshoalsdam #wearentflooded ... See MoreSee Less

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Shelle Bebo DavisEvanactually Hobie

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Steve StinnettShit !!

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William P. MuzikThat is some flow

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Natalie Thomas had a great weekend on the White River with our guide, Ron Armogost. They landed 6 browns, and released at least 40 rainbows! The high water is great for fishing! Book your summer trip today by calling (870)431-5202. #gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #visitarkansas #catchandrelease #summergetaway #browntrout
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Natalie Thomas had a great weekend on the White River with our guide, Ron Armogost.  They landed 6 browns, and released at least 40 rainbows!  The high water is great for fishing!  Book your summer trip today by calling (870)431-5202.  #gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #visitarkansas #catchandrelease #summergetaway #browntrout

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Jennifer Jones ManleyJesse Manley expecting this!

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Kelli Raie Roach CooperCelia Koenen Nelson 😉

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Leslie Christina BeardLevi Beard....like this weekend..😉

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Michael R. WarrenNow I feel the need!!!

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Is it dinner time yet? Chef Rick's weekend specials already have our mouths watering. For reservations call us at (870) 431-5203. #gastons #gastonswhiteriverresort #visitarkansas #mouthwatering
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Is it dinner time yet?  Chef Ricks weekend specials already have our mouths watering.  For reservations call us at (870) 431-5203. #gastons #gastonswhiteriverresort #visitarkansas #mouthwatering

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Melissa Foster BakerThe bison short ribs, are amazing.

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Paige Kennedy JamesI had the deconstructed swordfish last night, it was amazing!

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Carolyn W BoshearsYes the bison and swordfish is amazing. See you'll at Gastons in two weeks.

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Jeff OrcuttWilliam Childress, the smoked prime rib with au jus, and an extra au ju, cause its that good!

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Diane KennedyPrime rib for me, please

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Dutch Van BurenThat PRIME RIB makes my.mouth water

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You never what you'll find on the river when the flood gates are open! This striper is right at 50lbs! #gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #visitarkansas #whiteriver #floodgates #striper
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You never what youll find on the river when the flood gates are open!  This striper is right at 50lbs!  #gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #visitarkansas #whiteriver #floodgates #striper

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Keri HartyJared and Toby they are there waiting for you!

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Laurie Davis SmithDd D.d. Smith. Wow!

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Katey Lynn CampbellMatt Taylor

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Shelle Bebo DavisHobie!!!!

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Shelle Bebo DavisBob Makara

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Donald HorstGreat fish!!

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Alex Waddle-MurphyBj Murphy

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Ronald BeaverGood Un'!! 😳 😳

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Gerald WestbyI've never used more than 4lb test on that river (with a light action rod). I can only imagine hooking up with that guy under those circumstances. Might be in for a whole afternoon of fun 😂

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Kay Mcintyrewowzers

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Janet Ogier WilcoxGary Wilcox, look at the size of that!

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Bull Shoals Dam has opened up flood gates on the White River to make up for the 3 generators that are currently not operational. The amount of water is equivalent to almost 8 generators. We are not flooded. The fishing has been spectacular, and hasn't slowed down a bit. The only reason the flood gates are open is to make up for the 3 generators that are down. #gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #floodgates #bullshoalsdam #wearentflooded #visitarkansas #whiteriver
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Bull Shoals Dam has opened up flood gates on the White River to make up for the 3 generators that are currently not operational.  The amount of water is equivalent to almost 8 generators.  We are not flooded.  The fishing has been spectacular, and hasnt slowed down a bit.  The only reason the flood gates are open is to make up for the 3 generators that are down. #gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #floodgates #bullshoalsdam #wearentflooded #visitarkansas #whiteriver

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Vicki CoreI hope they're still open when we get there!

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Melissa BurkhartThomas Fowler

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Jim SteuberScott Steuber

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Todd NicholsI've been going to Gastons for a long time. It seems that every year for the past 4-5 years the fishing has declined. There was a time where you couldn't hardly fish with 2 poles at the same time. Last few times I've been, maybe catch 5-10 fish all day.

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Kathi CernohousPaul Cernohous

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Andy McWilliamsOne generator is down at the Beaver Dam too. What's happening to all these generators? Are they not getting maintenance?

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Jennifer FrounfelterRobby Batesel Thank goodness!! Wedding there in less than 3 weeks!

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Lesley MorrisAnthony Hines "The fishing has been great" 🚀🚀🚀

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Caleigh PlumleeKevi Gibson Gustin show dad

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Leigh Medlin RossOne of my favorite places in Arkansas! They used to have a five star restaurant.

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Linda HughenThat's a lot of water! Dee House Carrie Holyfield Chris Curley & Julie Stearns

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Josh ZdanyJust wenr fishing there this past weekend 6 of us caught about 150 trout on 2 boats a mile down from the damn

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Scott RushinskyTesla needs to rebuild them

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Stephen FoxIs their info on room rates and guides on the rive?

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Arlene MyslinskiIt's an awesome sight.

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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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