Our History

Gaston's White River Resort began 61 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 weekend's dinner specials are ready to go! Make you reservations by calling us at (870)431-5203.
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This weekends dinner specials are ready to go!  Make you reservations by calling us at (870)431-5203.

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Ready for some trout fishing next spring!

Frank Saksa or the Trout Whisperer as he is known around these parts, joins us in this video for a trip down the legendary White River. After all, someone has to test the new guide boats out! Frank has a wealth of knowledge and if you ever wanted to fish the White River or learn some new tricks, Frank and the rest of our guide team are here to help.

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Been several times. Anyone who likes to fish needs to do this at least once.

Sondra Boyle we need to do this! I love the restaurant. We need to fish here.

Always loved fishing Gastons. Treated the whole shop (Tomlinson’s Avionics ) like family.

Jennifer Witt Wells Skip Kelley We need to plan a couple day trip

Very exciting catch one of the Tigers.. thanks Gastons. Love that place

Great pre game coffee and grubbin spot as well. Also, they’ll grill up your catch for you if you want to relax and eat after a day on the river. 👍🏻👊🏻

Larry Plunkett..close to home...

I first went there about 45 years ago, glad it still thriving!

If you pay attention, Frank can teach you more in one day than you would get in a lifetime on your own. He told me, "Don't go practice, until you know the proper way to do things. Practicing wrong just reinforces wrong. Doing it right will just make it easier and you will catch way more fish and never be tired."

My wife and I enjoy Gaston’s so much! Everyone is so nice and the restaurant is fabulous. One of our favorite places.

I took a fly fishing school with Frank about 10 years ago and took a River with him. Great guy and wonderful guide. Thanks Frank

Enjoyed my trips with Frank and the fine folks at Gaston's White River Resort

Larry Helmert lets go!

Always use Steve Hooked Lopez and have never been disappointed!!

Caught this Brown with Frank ...great guide!!

We had Frank as a guide on our fishing trip last week. Had a great time ,and he definitely knows where the fish are!🐟🐟🐟

Nick Reed

Good eating also pan fried in butter a little squirt of lemon and a glass of white wine .

I was just there 2 weeks ago. I love that place. The people are so nice. I would like to say I had an issue and they fixed it fast but I didn’t. I put my waiters on and caught a small rainbow 70 yards from my room. I grilled my catch right outside my door and me and Kimberly had a nice romantic dinner in our bay window of the catch of the day.

Another guy by the name of Scott Rudolph was the man when it came to putting a client on quality fish RIP buddy

We used to go there every year when I was a kid my dad grew up around there still have relatives that live around the corner


Love Gastons!!!!

Man, I love this place. Amazing fisherie, guides, lodging and restaurant. My place of peace!

Frank Saksa is an amazing person! And he can teach you how to fly fish! Love the new boats!

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2 weeks ago

Gaston's White River Resort

It’s a beautiful fall weekend to enjoy some awesome aircrafts!

#gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #aviaton #flyoz #backcountryflying #ozarks #nanchang #yak #fighterplanes
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Good place too fish

KC Simcic. Shoot, we went one weekend too early

We'll be there in two weeks.

Those are fantastic

See you in November for dinner. Will be bringing a couple people that have never been there

Watching them. Awesome

Hannah Sanford Brown

I was there years ago when someone stole a plane and flew away!

I always enjoyed the fly ins when I worked at Gaston's. Saw some very cool planes.

Andrea Gray

Buck Truelove, this is at a great fishing resort on the White River, in Northern Arkansas. The resort has a grass airstrip.

The Russians are comming!!

Must be an Air Show somewhere.

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2 weeks ago

Gaston's White River Resort

It’s starting to look a lot like fall here along the White River. This is one of the most beautiful times of the year here in the Ozarks.

#gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #fallcolor #visitarkansas #whiteriver #ozarks
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It’s starting to look a lot like fall here along the White River.  This is one of the most beautiful times of the year here in the Ozarks. 

#gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #fallcolor #visitarkansas #whiteriver #ozarks

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Going down tomorrow!

Scott Williams Matt Reid William Jan Daehnert

Gaston’s is so beautiful in the fall

Love this! Gaston’s is one of my most favorite places to visit, but I have never seen it in the fall.

Be there next week!!!!


Hold on fall colors we will be there in 16 days!!!! 😂not like I’m counting the days...

Oh wow! Beautiful ❤️

Love Gastons in the Fall.

Ray Garland

On my list to get there

We will stay there again on our next property hunting trip

see ya’ll next week!

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4 weeks ago

Gaston's White River Resort

Bigfoot has been spotted here at Gaston’s!

#gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #bigfoot #backcountryaviation #flyoz #visitarkansas #ozarks
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Bigfoot has been spotted here at Gaston’s!

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Amanda Michelle Dowdy here is where we went fishing

Not bigfoot, his name is Darrell

11.5 EE...

Aviat Husky?

Bobby Blair

Sweet plane!

Jay Lozes

Shirley McCullough Cobble

you could almost land it in your backyard. 😉

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Miss visiting this beautiful and peaceful place

Can’t wait for tonight

Waiting for the virus to go away so we can take a trip down.

One of my favorite places to go !!

Cooked it up on site!

Kristie Miller

We had a good time !

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Chef Rick runs the show in the kitchen here at Gaston's and in this video, we talked with Rick about his love of food, how he comes up with weekly specials, and the creative process behind crafting some of the best dishes in Arkansas. If you haven't made your reservations call 870-431-5203 today. ... See MoreSee Less

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You do a fine job Rick! Thank you👍🏼👍🏼

I can’t wait to come in November!!!

It's a wonderful place!

If you haven’t been, you are missing out!!!!!! Absolutely fabulous!!!

Always have great food there! 💕

Had a chance to visit with him to talk about food after my fantastic dinner there a few months ago. Great talent and really great guy.

Tonyha Kirk Sumners Taylon Sumners

Great place to stay and eat!

Spent a week there a few years ago & loved it!!

No steak on menu

Shanna Logsdon-Taylor Matthew Taylor. Close to you guys?

Love fishing out of Gaston resort

Adam Riegel dude! This place is badass...

If you need a dish dog ill start right now and work up. No lie.

One of my favorite places. Go there several times a year, love taking friends there. Great food.

I knew him when... He does amazing wedding cakes too! 😍

Great food, great hosts, can't say enough. We were there about a month ago.

Eat there several times nice place good food very nice view and atmosphere

It costs no more to go first class😀

Great food and ample portions. Great fishing too.

Chef always takes time to visit with customers, and the food is always fantastic!

Tyler Reynolds

Scott Garrett reminds me of you! Have a good one👍

Gas tons has no dock like that why the fake picture guys?

Gastons is a great place to visit, and the restaurant is amazing.

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2 months ago

Gaston's White River Resort

You can almost taste this video! Who has reservations this weekend?

#soundon 🔊 #sightsandsounds
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Gaston's White River Resort, how do we make reservations for the restaurant? call?

Yes!! The food was great

Been trying to get one all day.

Traveling from Oklahoma tomorrow (9/5). I tried for reservations, but no one ever returned my call.

Best burgers!

We are set for October and can't wait😁

I did yesterday, but had to cancel due to a catankerous husband 😔 See you soon - alone!

OMG I wish I did.

Ryan Fernandez

Cristina Reyes Fernandez Make him take you to Gaston's White River Resort You’ll fall in love all over with him and with this place

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Current Dinner Specials

-Dinner Specials begin on Thursday – October 29th, 2020-

Veal Parmigiana $29.95

Veal loin lightly dusted and fried golden and crisp, then finished with a marinara sauce, a blend of Italian cheeses and served on a bed of linguini.

Ono Kumamoto $30.95

Fresh Hawaiian Ono (Wahoo) dredged in sesame seeds and seared rare with twin rice paper fried shrimp, then adorned with two sauces, wasabi cream and Asian dipping sauce.

Carolina Chicken $21.95

Boneless double breast chicken stuffed with jalapeno cheddar cornbread dressing and roasted. Served with a sauce veloute.

Grouper Homard $30.95

Fresh spotted grouper sautéed with a lobster sauce.

Saturday Only – Horseradish Infused Prime Rib12 oz.-$33.95 16 oz. -$38.95

USDA certified Angus prime rib infused with herbs and horseradish and slow roasted. Served with Au jus.

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.

Ready to go?

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

Make a reservation

Ready to go?

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

Make a reservation