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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The quality of trout in our river just keeps getting better and better each day. We encourage everyone to practice catch and release with the exception of the trout you are going to eat within a months time. The old mentality of keeping your full limit just to say you did is becoming a thing of the past. If you want to eat some fresh caught trout for dinner, we are all for it. The issue is when those fresh caught trout turn into year old freezer burned fish that end up in the trash. Ask anyone who has fished the river consistently over the years and they’ll tell you the quality is better then it’s ever been!

#gastons #gastonswhiteriverresort #catchandrelease #worldclassfishing #rainbowtrout #visitarkansas #visitarkansas
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The quality of trout in our river just keeps getting better and better each day.  We encourage everyone to practice catch and release with the exception of the trout you are going to eat within a months time. The old mentality of keeping your full limit just to say you did is becoming a thing of the past.  If you want to eat some fresh caught trout for dinner, we are all for it.  The issue is when those fresh caught trout turn into year old freezer burned fish that end up in the trash.  Ask anyone who has fished the river consistently over the years and they’ll tell you the quality is better then it’s ever been!   

#gastons #gastonswhiteriverresort #catchandrelease #worldclassfishing #rainbowtrout #visitarkansas #visitarkansas

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So looking forward to next week

Catch and release, eat trout at the restaurant!!!

trout don't last long around here! most don't even make it to the freezer!

Jw Tolle when I first saw this picture on my screen I thought it was you posting a picture of a fish you caught. 😊

Yup yup! I agree with that sentiment! Don’t keep em just cuz you can. Carefully unhook and release. If they won’t survive or you plan to eat them soon, keep a few.

See you in a few days

Garrett Buege what a beautiful trout.

I have been here many times. I caught a 5lb German Brown.

Hope to see you soon

I am related to the wonderful man who caught this fish AND he releases ALL fish caught on the river. That is a bandaid for a cut- nothing else😊

We're looking forward to flying down this summer

Jenny Camburn Nichols #catchandrelease

My place of Peace!!

I love Gaston’s!!

I love Gaston’s!Our happy place!See you in June Gaston’s!

Yes in deed!

Can't wait to spend my anniversary there.

Totally agree

Let's go Rick Proctor.

I was there about 2 years ago and I love it the fishing is great definitely have plans on returning very soon

The river is stocked

tasty looking fish

I have really enjoyed my stays at Gaston's. The staff is great. The guests? Mostly nice. But some. Not so much I had a guy get real short with me because my wife and I kept 5 fish between the two of us a couple of weeks ago. He saw me cleaning them and preceded to lecture me on catch and release. My wife caught 3, I caught 2. I don't fish much anymore. But when I do, I'm gonna catch a few to eat for a fresh meal. Everyone has their opinions on the subject. Personally, I dont see much use in stressing or potentially harming animals or fish just for my entertainment. I either hunt or fish to keep the meat or I stay home and leave them alone. Pretty simple principle. I always keep less than my legal limit and I mind my own business. I'd much appreciate it if others afforded me the same courtesy. I go fishing to relax, enjoy nature and catch a couple of fish for dinner. If that offends you, that's your problem. Not mine I'll most likely just go fishing where very few people are from now on.

Todd Strange Brandon Brazier

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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 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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We'll be there

Todd Strange Julie Strange

Love this pic.

I've been there many times including my 25 Wedding Anniversary. Already starting to think about plans for my 39th Wedding anniversary this July. Everytime I get close, I feel the excitement. I feel like I'm in another world and it just never gets old. One of my absolute Favorite places ever.

Love it there!

Brandon Brazier

Ann Pauleuc

One of my favorite places 🎣

Alan Cutsinger

Rhonda Walker-Reynolds

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4 weeks ago

Gaston's White River Resort

Our area is a fisherman’s paradise! Some of the best trout fishing in the country along with two lakes that have excellent bass fishing. ... See MoreSee Less

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Gastons. My favorite place in the World.

Jw Tolle

Used to visit my aunt and uncle there long ago. Love Gaston's.

Beautiful place!

1 month ago

Gaston's White River Resort

No closed season here on the White River, just year round trophy trout fishing! 2020 is off to a great start and likely one of the best years to date for catching quality trout. Big browns and big rainbows bring big smiles!

#gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #topwaterboats #catchandrelease #worldclassfishing #whiteriver #VisitArkansas @ Gaston's White River Resort
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No closed season here on the White River, just year round trophy trout fishing!  2020 is off to a great start and likely one of the best years to date for catching quality trout.  Big browns and big rainbows bring big smiles!  

#gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #topwaterboats #catchandrelease #worldclassfishing #whiteriver #visitarkansas  @ Gastons White River ResortImage attachment

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Man I gotta come up there , stayed at Stetsons had a blast but never caught one like that .

We will be there on the 1st! So excited hopefully tie into some good fish!

We should try to get a camping spot on the white river down from gastons Kelli Coleman Hafen. Haven’t been there in years!

Shawn Kurtz & Robert Woods

Scott Baumgardner

Amazing! Time to plan a visit soon.

I would enjoy hooking into one of these

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Current Dinner Specials

-Specials begin on Thursday – February 27th 2020-

Kessler Rib Pepperada $28.95

Home smoked bone in pork loin sliced and rubbed with a zesty blend of spices and herbs then char-grilled and served with a roasted pepper cream.

Sole Ala Francaise $29.95

Fresh filet of petrale sole dredged in a delicate batter and sautéed with lemon, white wine, and a wisp of cream.

Lamb Shank $21.95

Boneless breast of chicken sautéed with prosciutto, artichoke hearts, wild mushrooms, and a creamy pesto mornay sauce.

Stuffed Chicken $29.95

Fresh swordfish steak char-grilled and presented with saffron dill butter.

Saturday Only – Roast Prime Rib12 oz.-$32.95 16 oz. -$37.95

USDA certified Angus prime rib slow roasted and infused with fresh herbs, garlic, and olive oil. 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.

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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