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.

What’s New

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2 weeks ago

Gaston's White River Resort

It’s safe to say that the White been fishing real good lately! The amount of browns in the 20-24” range is unreal. They hit hard and put up a great fight. We’ve been seeing some nice cutthroats as well. If you’re ready to fish one of the best trout rivers in the country, give us a call at (870)431-5202. Our staff will take great care of you!

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It’s safe to say that the White been fishing real good lately!  The amount of browns in the 20-24” range is unreal.  They hit hard and put up a great fight.  We’ve been seeing some nice cutthroats as well.  If you’re ready to fish one of the best trout rivers in the country, give us a call at (870)431-5202.  Our staff will take great care of you!

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Gonna be there in few weeks:))

Love this place, I catch a bunch of rainbow! Need to get back

Looks like one of the new boats too👍👍

Sweet!

Was on the river today a year ago.

Is the restaurant and pool open for guests?

Barbara Morris

Robert Butler

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The trout here in the White River have had a nice break due to the corona virus. Now that the out of state travel ban has been lifted, it’s time to get back to enjoying the river.

Call us at (870)431-5202 for reservations. If the line is busy, please leave us a voicemail with your contact information so we can return your call. Feel free to email us at gastons@gastons.com too.
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No brunch buffet on Sundays yet I’m guessing?

I kinda liked it without the out of state peeps! More fish for us locals! Lol Obviously glad for y’all and others to enjoy Gaston’s and the beautiful White River!

You guys running any Corona specials?

Is the restaurant open for dine in?

Paula McVay

Edward DuBois Ragan

Beverly Watts Cousin

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Many years ago it was a rare sight to see the flood gates open. Now we see it happen many times throughout the year.
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We enjoyed our weekend with you! Your staff did a great job taking care of us! Hopefully will see you at the end of summer!

Daisy loves Gaston's! 😊

We love Gaston's and the whole area! Can't wait to come back!

Chris Marler Conner Connor Siple

We have had so much rain this year

Water is beautiful and cold

Be back very soon!

I miss brunch

See you soon Carolyn can’t wait to see you !

We miss you'll. Will be back soon.

Bren Lively. Now that’s a lot of water

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1 month ago

Gaston's White River Resort

Spring break is coming up quickly. If you haven’t made plans yet, we encourage you to look into fishing on the White River. It’s great fishing for all ages, and all skill sets. Whether you like to spin fish or a fly fish, the White River produces quality trout that will have you talking about it for years. Give us a call at (870) 431-5202 to find out more!

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Spring break is coming up quickly. If you haven’t made plans yet, we encourage you to look into fishing on the White River.  It’s great fishing for all ages, and all skill sets.  Whether you like to spin fish or a fly fish, the White River produces quality trout that will have you talking about it for years.  Give us a call at (870) 431-5202 to find out more!  

#gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #worldclassfishing #whiteriver #visitarkansas #springbreak

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Spring Break has come and gone...... thanks Rona!

Where’s the first place you plan on going when we get through the covid-19?

If you’ve never experienced the White River, we would love to share our piece of heaven with you. The term ‘social distancing’ has certainly been trending over the last month, but that’s something we have been doing for decades. Our cottages are spaced far enough apart on 400 acres so that you never feel crowded. There is a always an open spot along the bank to wet a line, or several hiking trails to let your legs unwind. We truly feel that everyone, no matter the age, will enjoy the White River and cherish the memories made here.

We hope everyone stays safe during these troubling times, but know that we will be here for you when it finally comes to an end. We look forward to seeing you all soon!

#gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #visitarkansas #ozarks #whiteriver #troutfishing #socialdistancing
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Where’s the first place you plan on going when we get through the covid-19?

If you’ve never experienced the White River, we would love to share our piece of heaven with you.  The term ‘social distancing’ has certainly been trending over the last month, but that’s something we have been doing for decades.  Our cottages are spaced far enough apart on 400 acres so that you never feel crowded.  There is a always an open spot along the bank to wet a line, or several hiking trails to let your legs unwind.  We truly feel that everyone, no matter the age, will enjoy the White River and cherish the memories made here.  

We hope everyone stays safe during these troubling times, but know that we will be here for you when it finally comes to an end.  We look forward to seeing you all soon!

#gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #visitarkansas #ozarks #whiteriver #troutfishing #socialdistancing

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August ... 🙌

The Barber shop!🤣🤣🤣

We’re coming the week of Thanksgiving, whether you like it or not!

We are working on family reunion at your place so be ready for a big reservation

I wouldn’t mind being quarantined there!!

What fish, other than trout, are in the river? What can you catch from the shoreline?

Come go fishing, the river has had light pressure,and they have been stocking fish, been 6 units running , that puts the fish feeding and growing,should be great fishing when this induced panic subsides.

The fall if not before

Your restaurant for Sunday Brunch!

We’ve already talked about it and will be coming to see you! Can’t wait!

If you want to get away from people what a better place to do it...

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Where’s the first place you plan on going when we get through the covid-19?

If you’ve never experienced the White River, we would love to share our piece of heaven with you. The term ‘social distancing’ has certainly been trending over the last month, but that’s something we have been doing for decades. Our cottages are spaced far enough apart on 400 acres so that you never feel crowded. There is a always an open spot along the bank to wet a line, or several hiking trails to let your legs unwind. We truly feel that everyone, no matter the age, will enjoy the White River and cherish the memories made here.

We hope everyone stays safe during these troubling times, but know that we will be here for you when it finally comes to an end. We look forward to seeing you all soon!

#gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #visitarkansas #ozarks #whiteriver #troutfishing #socialdistancing
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Where’s the first place you plan on going when we get through the covid-19?

If you’ve never experienced the White River, we would love to share our piece of heaven with you.  The term ‘social distancing’ has certainly been trending over the last month, but that’s something we have been doing for decades.  Our cottages are spaced far enough apart on 400 acres so that you never feel crowded.  There is a always an open spot along the bank to wet a line, or several hiking trails to let your legs unwind.  We truly feel that everyone, no matter the age, will enjoy the White River and cherish the memories made here.  

We hope everyone stays safe during these troubling times, but know that we will be here for you when it finally comes to an end.  We look forward to seeing you all soon!

#gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #visitarkansas #ozarks #whiteriver #troutfishing #socialdistancing

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What a view

Do you have accommodations that would sleep 20-24?

Gastons by far has been my go to for years. I look forward fo seeing you all this summer.

I have been every year since I married my Husband! It was a family tradition for them. My kids have been every year they have been alive! Peaceful break from the rat race! One of my favorite places! We actually drove down a couple of weeks ago to social distance/quarantine with a beautiful view! Thank you for many memories!

Out. To. Eat.

To gastons via air!

Gaston's is the best trout fishing in the country, period. If you've fished Montana and or Colorado, you'll be blown-away when you fish Gaston's White River Resort. The Guides, Cabins and Restaurant are outstanding!! Don Druse <"(D2)>[[

Will be coming back soon. My favorite place in the World.

Cindy Kalawe, how about we put this on the bucket list?

I’ve been wanting to get back there for years. Maybe this will be the year.

Spend four to six weeks there every year. Our favorite vacation place...

We will definitely be back to fish with our favorite guide, Rusty! Missing the brunch and our cabin.

Absolutely the worst part of this virus is cancelling Gaston‘s. Hope to schedule it later this year to ease the pain. Hope the Gaston’s “family“ is all well.

By far one of the best places to fish and to stay great place.

We have traveled from north Texas and visited Bull Shoals and the White River every year for the past 30 some odd years. We were supposed to be there all last week but COVID-19 stopped our trip. The moment the country reopens we will be rescheduling!

I’m not cancelling my trip to Gastons at the end of May. No way, no how. We’ll be there!

We flew in last November. Can’t wait to fly in when it’s green out. Hopefully this summer! I’m starving thinking about the restaurant!

Wow the clearness up above the dam yes I'd love to exspereince it. My dad grew up on that river an my mom on spring river

Jesus Posada

Are y’all open?

We would go to Gaston’s for New Years. Always a great time no matter when you go

To the mountains

Pretty

I'll be there!

Love it

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In a world that has changed so much over the last month, it’s reassuring to see that our river has not. Here is Kemal’s 27” brown.

#gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #whiteriver #catchandrelease #survivingcovid19
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In a world that has changed so much over the last month, it’s reassuring to see that our river has not.  Here is Kemal’s 27” brown.  

#gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #whiteriver #catchandrelease #survivingcovid19

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Nice one. WE MISS GASTONS.

I hope you’ll still be open when we come down in July

Wish I could live in one of those pink cabins for the rest of my life!!

Looking forward to July as well...

Nice

Me too

Awesome, nature just keeps going!

Curious. I’m guessing 8.5 pounds?

David Van Es

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We’ve been practicing social distancing for 62 years now. While, we can’t offer dining in our restaurant, we do have take out and room service options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We have picnic tables scattered around our property so that you can still enjoy great food with beautiful scenery. Bring your dogs too. They’ll love walking our trails and bird sanctuary just as much as you will. If you’d like to fish, we offer guided fishing, boat rentals, and bank fishing. If you need any fishing equipment, we’ve got you covered. Use this time to enjoy the outdoors and see what all nature has to offer. Give us a call at (870)431-5202 for any questions and more information.

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Will see you in July!

See ya this weekend!

See u in a few weeks!❤️❤️😂

Have enjoyed visiting Gaston’s since 1975. 😃

I should have just stayed there when i was there. 😁

Will be back soon. Miss all of you.

Beautiful place to get some distance!!!

See you next weekend!

See ya couple weeks

Be down with the family in July can,t wait 👍

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Current Dinner Specials

-Specials begin on Thursday – March 24th, 2020-

Due to the current Corona Virus Pandemic there are no dinner specials this week.

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.

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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