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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3 weeks ago
Gaston's White River Resort

We woke up to about an inches worth of snow this morning. ... See MoreSee Less

We woke up to about an inches worth of snow this morning.

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Glad we were there last weekend.

How’s the fishing

Wish we were there

Great place with a great gift shop

Been there , beautiful place, it's hard to beat northern Arkansas.

Lucky you! I would like to there

In Chicago, nothing.

We left Fri morning, timing is everything, see y’all in March

Was a beautiful morning

Beautiful!

Janette Weaver Bowden I know! Good thing the Don-E-G's "More Please" Salsa delivery got there just in time 🌶

Yuck!!!!!! Y’all keep it up there. Lol.

See ya next week!

Eric Jim Taliaferro look at that Smokin 185 💪

Donna Nuckols Godwin we missed it ❄️

Evan Beck

Chase Willer

Jamie Murphy

Mike Frey Cameron Overton 😳😳

Tra Dickson

Wow! That’s awesome! Wish we were there🌺

JEALOUS!!!

Aunt Martha Kaeding McConaughey

Burr!!!

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If you want to see the Ozarks' best colors, get here now, but if you can't make it don't despair because our winter rates are back starting December 1st. From December 1st through February 28th we are discounting our lodging rates by 40% when you stay two or more nights. Don't wait, call today at 870-431-5202. ... See MoreSee Less

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Lots of trout in the White River! Excellent place to stay and eat. Love to see the small airplanes when we come to eat!

A must to see. Beautiful place to eat. The buffet is a must on Sundays. Absolutely awesome!

My grandparents took me here in the early 60 s and we stayed several days. Everything looks the same....I thought the airfield was really cool.

Been here.a beautiful place.between bull shoals and lakeveiw.

see ya in 2 weeks!

Lakyn Farren

Teri Thomas Oaks Gerry Oaks

Debbie L Medley

Sutton Warford

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Airfield 👍

Need I say more

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Just another day spent on the water with Jarrod Ruggles! Give us a call when you’re ready to experience the White River with a fly rod in your hand.Dennis the Menace with a nice buck Brown ! Surface takes will never get old !!

Fall has settled in and with very little rain to speak of and no rain in the forecast, lake levels are low. We will likely see minimum flow sticking around for a bit. It’s time to stretch those leaders out and focus on high dissolved oxygen areas of the river.
@gastonswhiteriverresort

#arkansasflyfishing #flyfishingarkansas #theflico #gastonswhiteriverresort #ozarkflyfishing #browntrout #catchandrelease #tailwaterjunkie #sageflyfish #topwaterboats #fallinthesouth
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Just another day spent on the water with Jarrod Ruggles!  Give us a call when you’re ready to experience the White River with a fly rod in your hand.

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See ya tomorrow Gaston’s!

Do you have to use a fly rod? No other way to catch them?

Next weekend 🎣

Lakyn Farren

Outstanding

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2 months ago
Gaston's White River Resort

Check out the size of this tiger trout!

#gastons #gastonswhiteriverresort #tigertrout #catchandrelease #whiteriver #VisitArkansas #ozarks #OzarkMountainRegion
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Check out the size of this tiger trout! 

#gastons #gastonswhiteriverresort #tigertrout #catchandrelease #whiteriver #visitarkansas #ozarks #ozarkmountainregion

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It was caught by Beverly Carpenter from Paris Texas. I was happy to be her and her husband David Carpenter’s guide. Great people.

Beautiful fish. I sure miss fishing the white from my childhood. At least I live in North East Texas and have some awesome bass lakes around.

Hook 'Em! Awesome fish!!!!

Last trip we went i caught mine as well as my limit in 3 4 hours. 24 total myself and stepfather i had to help him a little. Lol.

Love Gaston’s!!

Great catch!!

Awesome tiger

Beautiful fish!! 😱😱

Awesome job

Beautiful fish

That is a beauty!!!

Awesome

Amazing

Wow that’s a nice Tiger Trout. David guided us last week & I caught one but not near that big. Congratulations on the catch 🎣

Craig Yowell, You think this the same one you caught this spring?

State record?

How cool!

Jodi Bainum remember them!

Geoffrey Nevala let's go to Arkansas

Nice catch.

Bridget Brickell

Cade Lewis

A.J. McCarville

Kyle Webb

Andrew Mark Harnage

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Don't wait until it is too late! This photo is from mid-November 2021, but the colors have already started turning here in the Ozarks. Fall colors mean fall fishing and our guides are geared up to go. Lodging books fast when the colors start changing so call us today to reserve your stay. 870-431-5202 ... See MoreSee Less

Dont wait until it is too late! This photo is from mid-November 2021, but the colors have already started turning here in the Ozarks. Fall colors mean fall fishing and our guides are geared up to go. Lodging books fast when the colors start changing so call us today to reserve your stay.  870-431-5202

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It was an annual event for me and my brother for several years between Christmas and New Years. Booked a two bedroom cabin, ate at their restaurant, fished and watched football in the evenings. Such a fantastic place!

Forget Bass Pro. Drop 500 at Gastons, eat great food, hire a guide and stay a while. This is prime Time. If you have never caught a five pound trout, what's keeping you?

Is Anyone flying into Gaston’s from Harrison airport on November 1st? I’m trying to surprise my husband with fishing trip for his birthday. We are taking Commercial airlines as close as we can get. But it would be awesome to fly him in over the river and land the grass strip.

Was there several years ago, flew in with 3 friends. Had a really nice dinner and flew back home to Conway, ( Toad Suck) .

Nice place to go. Went last year and it was very nice.. The food is great!!!!

Malachi McDonald y’all need to go here … this is a fun trout fishing trip

How close is this to spider Creek resort or cabins I built those in the early 90s

So many wonderful memories there and I still love that place I just wish they hadn’t built those houses across the river from it.

We are booked at Gaston’s for Oct. We can’t wait!

I was in the area last weekend and the color was good. Mostly on the Ridge tops.

My wife and I would go there a few times very cool place I would fish Walleye and Crappie above the Dam at Howard Creek .

Made reservations a week or so ago for February. 😄. We love it there but hate to hear about the eagle nest. 😩

Have fun, be safe and buy me a present…that’s what I always tell Burt when he’s going somewhere..ha ha

Ate at their great restaurant once !! Great view of river !!!

Beautiful there. Been a couple years. Might be time

We love Gaston’s

Caught two browns, 26, and 28 inches. Best fishing!!!

The white River area is gorgeous love the Ozarks

Call Matthew Milner with Rising River Guides in Cotter..If anybody knows how it could be accomplished it would prob be him

Couldn't afford to eat there but cought some nice trout there

Been there once,definitely will go back

Flew in there in early 60’s. Taxied around to gas pump little bump bent a prop.

One of our favorite place, just beautiful!!

Colors are poor in my neck of the woods. Gonna' turn brown and fall off!

Gaston’s is The Best!!

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The Ozark Mountain Region is named in the top 10 destinations for fall foliage by USA TODAY 10Best. "This mountainous landscape attracts leaf peepers who want to get outdoors for an autumn hike in the mountains." #VisitArkansas #ArkansasFall

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It’s beautiful there

It has been in my top 5 destinations for 40 years

Love me some Gaston’s and White River.

Joe Ready

Frequently Asked Questions


The 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.
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