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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1 week ago
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We've enjoyed Gaston's for over 40 years. Great people and wonderful memories always.

We fly down there by car! Always like to arrive there early for a great stay and fishing! Always glad to see familiar staff! So friendly!

Love this place, so many memories.

Love love this place

That’s my 182L I love flying in and out of Gastons!

We were there from thru sunday, the runway was busy, always enjoy watching the plane and the fishing was really good! Tell our guide Tim if he would put a hook on the line and not just tie a piece of shrimp on the line we would have doubled our catch lol!

Looks like a good day at the office 💜 ✈

Ryan Traina

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Here’s some good information from the AGFC about the brown trout spawn, and some tips to help promote a healthy spawn on our rivers.Don’t tread on the redd
MOUNTAIN HOME – Native to Europe, the German brown trout found in the tailwaters of Beaver, Bull Shoals, Norfork and Greers Ferry dams, typically start their spawning run during fall and winter, offering die-hard anglers a chance at some fantastic fishing. But biologists ask anglers to keep a conservation mindset when chasing these gems of the tailwater so everyone will be able to enjoy them for years to come.
Full story: bit.ly/3qxXQf4
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Here’s some good information from the AGFC about the brown trout spawn, and some tips to help promote a healthy spawn on our rivers.

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Yes indeed! That means we gonna catch a lot!

Douglas Minkner Sr.

Marie Dupont

The colors are changing daily! Don't miss a look at some of the best colors of fall right here on the White River. ... See MoreSee Less

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You can see the foot print of God in this valley

We ate dinner there Thursday night, and breakfast Friday thru Sunday while camping at the park. The food was excellent. We'll be back in a few months to stay at the resort. Great people and food. We really enjoyed our stay and guide trip earlier this year with Bob Ellis. He put us on some fish, and we had a great time.

Georgia Shepler-Lawson this may be where Ben and I go for our honeymoon.

3 weeks ago
Gaston's White River Resort

Fall fishing has been great this year! The foliage has been popping up and down the river, and the trout have been keeping rods bent. This big male rainbow was caught while fishing with our guide, Matt Berg.

If you can break away for a fall fishing trip in the Ozarks, just give us call!

#gastons #gastonswhiteriverresort #fall #outdoors #whiteriver #visitarkansas #ozarkmountainregion #rainbowtroutfishing
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Fall fishing has been great this year!  The foliage has been popping up and down the river, and the trout have been keeping rods bent.  This big male rainbow was caught while fishing with our guide, Matt Berg.  

If you can break away for a fall fishing trip in the Ozarks, just give us call!

#gastons #gastonswhiteriverresort #fall #outdoors #whiteriver #visitarkansas #ozarkmountainregion #rainbowtroutfishing

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I loved catching a good size Tiger Trout when we stayed with you guys!!!

Thumper, great job Matt Berg 👊🏻💪🏻🎣

I'll be up there in a couple weeks hope our guide Tim gets my brother and I on some nice rainbows like that...lol

Devin Abbe

Bob Morrison

Jeffrey B. Byers

Missi Risinger

Wow! Super nice!!!

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Beyond the spreadsheets, the invoices, the bookings, the inventory, and the day-to-day grind we all work through, there are the moments that over time create a tradition. What we are most proud of at Gaston's is our history with the same guest, the same families, the same groups, year after year. We see children grow and come back as parents, and some even move to the area. The opportunity to help our guests start or preserve a family tradition, put down their cell phones, and pick up their fishing poles, is what we are all about. The legendary White River is calling and it's time for fall fishing in Arkansas.

#Arkansas
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Great time, good room and Thank you .

There is magic in that early morning fog on the river. There is magic at Gaston's. The guides here know how to introduce kids to fishing, and they make it where mom and dad can enjoy it, too. The memories of that first trout fishing trip last a lifetime.

And we become friends with everyone at Gastons and watch their kids grow. We love Gastons.

We were just there a couple of weeks ago. We loved it. Food was great very relaxing thanks to our fishing guide Tim we caught fish and he was very informative about the river and how to catch trout. We’ll be back next fsll

Have flown in a couple of times with friends. But my favorite time was a family weekend. Nostalgic room and one of the best meals ever.

We took the boys there many times when they were young and even did an adult trip with good friends some years ago . We love it!!!

Gastons has great cabins and fantastic guides. Love the restaurant!!! Can’t wait to go back. We have been going to Gastons for years. So cool that they have a runway so people can fly there. We just love it and feel at home there. Thank you for all of your hospitality

We tried to get in touch with Gaston's to make dinner reservations for dinner for two days last weekend left a ton of voice mails to call us back, with no call backs....sad but true. We went to Live Edge and had a great time and fabulous food !!! Gaston's don't call back you can always find a better place to go and spend less money 🤷‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤣🤣 just saying the truth

There's not a better place on earth to just relax and enjoy a few days of trout fishing, going again on 11-19 and can't wait!😁

Another beautiful place in the Ozarks! Alice

Beautiful place. Have visited and stayed before.❤❤

Outstanding restaurant!!!! Was there this summer and went fly fishing 🎣with Nathanael Ferguson and had a great

Great Quality of Food & Friendship at Gastons

Got reservations today for a few days later this month. It has been a long time since our last visit before retirement & we are looking forward to it!

Love that place. It’s been too long since we visited. It appears that you got some new boats.

I have ate in their restaurant. It was great

Bob Morrison this is where our trip is booked through so looking forward to It !! Click on the video once it’s playing and it gives more info

I am eyeing the White river for my bucket list. Please don't beat me up over this question but the design of the boats seem to be odd. For navigating moving water they seem a little narrow. Why that specific design. I have a 19 ft tracker center console with a wide bottom.

One of the greatest places to visit with families and friends

Been there… my personal best brown came from there

Nice!!! Bob: we’ve got some winter weather when you get back to Iowa!

One of my favorite places to fish. We use to fish out of Cotter, Ark. Go on overnight floats.

Joe Ready

Carol Ann McClain Bizzle

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We are introducing more people to our area than ever before and are expanding in nearly every department. We are looking to add a team member who will wash and clean all cookware, dishes, utensils, and kitchen areas and assist the culinary department. For the right individual, we offer flexible part-time or full-time scheduling, with growth opportunities in a fast-paced environment. Cross-training opportunities are available.

Come work on the beautiful White River and join our team today!
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A Line Cook prepares food using recipes created by the Head Chef and helps keep the kitchen running smoothly. This means you'll be working directly with our very own Chef to bring the best to our guests!

Summary:
We are looking for individuals with a desire to move up in the kitchen who are hungry (pun intended) for growth opportunities. Must be able to lift up to 50lbs at times and work with knives and various kitchen equipment. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the preparation and portioning of foods, cleaning your prep station, and setting it up for maximum efficiency.
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Summary: Our restaurant is busier than ever and our team is expanding with new positions available on our team. We are looking for a server to assist the team in creating WOW moments for our guests.

A day in the life of a server would include responsibilities like serving food to guests, making sure tables are clean and reset, helping with stocking all stations, and most importantly providing outstanding customer service to our guests. Must be able to occasionally lift up to 50lbs and be willing to assist in other areas of the kitchen. We are enthusiastic about hiring those who are interested in cross-training and upward mobility. Experience is valued but we will provide training to promising applicants.
Competitive pay, perks, and growth opportunities are available.
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1 month ago
Gaston's White River Resort

Allen Sparks captured an eagle grabbing lunch this past week while on our nature trail. Thanks for letting us share your photo Allen!

You can see eagles just about any day from our nature trail!

#gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #visitarkansas #whiteriver #eagle #outdoors #wildlife #ozarks
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Allen Sparks captured an eagle grabbing lunch this past week while on our nature trail.  Thanks for letting us share your photo Allen!

You can see eagles just about any day from our nature trail!  

#gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #visitarkansas #whiteriver #eagle #outdoors #wildlife #ozarks

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We saw two the last time we were there 💝💝

Wondering if it was taken legally!

Look Todd that darn eagle caught your trout

Mark A Chambers

Andy Davis

Wow! Amazing photograph.

That's a great picture.

Hey,… if that’s not a rainbow, put it back lol 🐟

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2 months ago
Gaston's White River Resort

Not only will you catch fish, you’ll have a smile on your face the whole day when Tim Sheehan is running the boat!

#gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #whiteriver #outdoors #igarkansas #arkansaslife #ozarkmountainregion
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Not only will you catch fish, you’ll have a smile on your face the whole day when Tim Sheehan is running the boat!  

#gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #whiteriver #outdoors #igarkansas #arkansaslife #ozarkmountainregion

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Nice! I had Tim as my guide on my first ever Gaston’s trip…. He is the best.

Rusty is awesome also!

My man Tim, wife brother and I will be there 19 Nov and have you as our guide again on the 21st, can't wait to see ya again!

Only 6 more days until I’m on the White!


Current Dinner Specials

-Dinner Specials begin on Thursday – November 18th 2021 after 5:00pm-

Cajun Redfish $34.95

Fresh red drum seasoned with Cajun spices and char-grilled then, finished with an avocado rum butter.

Stuffed Pork Chop $24.95

Triple cut pork loin chop stuffed with herbs, ricotta, and smoked Gouda cheese filling. Then dusted with fresh crumbs and fried golden and crispserved with a red wine sauce.

Sautéed Corvina $32.95

Fresh Atlantic Corvina sautéed with a caper dill cream.

Chicken Marsala $20.95

Boneless breast of chicken sautéed with a wild mushroom Marsala sauce.

Saturday Only – Roast Prime Rib12 oz.-$40.95 16 oz. -$48.95

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