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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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!

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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4 days 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 💝💝

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 weeks 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!

4 weeks ago
Gaston's White River Resort

Do you ever get tired of watching planes? We sure don’t!

#gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #backcountryflying #carboncub #flyoz #visitarkansas #whiteriver
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My second favorite event at Gaston's ... wish we knew when a fly-in was scheduled ... we would do our best to attend them all.

Flown in there many times over the years

1 month ago
Gaston's White River Resort

We want to thank all of our customers who have visited us here at Gaston's. We are growing, adding more positions, and grateful for your business. Oh, and if you haven't had a chance to experience the restaurant yet, give us a call!

#Gratitude #Arkansas
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I LOVE Gaston's. Although I've never stayed there because my family lives in Lakeview, I go nearly every day when I am visiting and there is free time. This place is so calming to me. The water is mesmerizing. This video makes me want to trek back to AR for another Gaston's fix!

We took a mini vacation with you in August. My wife and I had a great time. Very, very nice place.

Thank you for years of memories! We’ve celebrated many holidays and special occasions and love to call Gaston’s our second home.

We used to always go down there every 4th of July holiday in the early 90's up until 96-97ish. Some of my favorite vacation memories growing up were here due to all the good fishing around and the nice relaxing atmosphere.

Whenever I have been to the States and Arkansas always tried to get to Gaston's. Love the place. Wonder if many English people have been there.

Always enjoy our visit, like home away from home, all staff is awesome!

Headed back in December. Love your place!!

Gaston’s is my go to place! I love it there!

My favorite home away from home.

The greatest place on earth!!!! ❤️❤️❤️

John Ellexson This is the place i was telling you about.

Jarriet Berry we need to take a little road trip. 🤔

I love Gastons Resort!

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1 month ago
Gaston's White River Resort

Check out the size of this golden rainbow that was caught while fishing with our guide, Shawn White!

#gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #goldentrout #goldenrainbow #catchandrelease #visitarkansas #whiteriver
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Check out the size of this golden rainbow that was caught while fishing with our guide, Shawn White!  

#gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #goldentrout #goldenrainbow #catchandrelease #visitarkansas #whiteriver

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My fiancée last year on the white

Beautiful. Glad to see them getting bigger. I figured the Herons would get most of them since they are so easy to see.

Beautiful fish! I caught one of those but much smaller 9 days ago when we were there !

I've been to Gastons many times and trout fishing the White and Little Red for years. I've never even heard of a golden Rainbow trout. Where have I been? Amazing.

Would it be wrong to say that is a really beautiful fish? I don't care if it is. That is a beautiful fish!

Nice one!!! Caught one last time I was there. Not that big but they are a pretty. Looks like a brick of gold swimming around!

Rainbows are prettier than goldens. Nice to see such a big golden, though, and it would be a good bucket trout list add-on.

My husband caught a golden rainbow last September there ..they are beautiful

Wow how Lucky I have been fishing there for years and never caught one like that.

Must be a hybrid. I thought. Golden trout were at very high elevations?

That’s quite the color. I’ve seen rainbows but never a golden.

Going there for lunch and fishing next week......beautiful fish.....

That is a beautiful fish.

I chased a golden trout for 30 minutes. It was nice to see it swimming!

Planning to make a trip down, it’s been about 3 years now. When is the best fishing time in October or November?

Wow...never seen one..that would be one to mount.

So pretty . I'm glad he caught and released .

What a pretty color , amazing 🤩

Wow! That water is low! Early morning?!?

Just wondering if goldens are native to the white river?

It is beautiful! Is it a mutate?

That's amazing! Never knew there was such a thing! Beautiful!

Coming there in a couple of weeks to maybe catch me one of those beauties! Congratulations

Beautiful! The hat is nice too!

I have never seen a golden!

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1 month ago
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It was a cub kind of weekend!

#gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #ozarks #backcountryflying #flyoz #cubcrafters #carboncub #visitarkansas
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I liked this one that was parked next to ours…my dream come true…

Bobbe Hackett 😊

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Your house keepers are the best! Always accommodating, polite , efficient, hard workers!

Only two more weeks and I’ll be there. Best place on the planet in my opinion.

Love this place, there always clean and I been going over 30 years!

Can’t wait to come tomorrow to fish Saturday and Sunday!

Can’t wait to come stay with you guys!!!

My Grandma worked there about 20 years ago!!!!! It was an amazing place for a kid....I was only about 10

Go to your restaurant, often. Great dining!!

Wow! Too bad I have a job I love, that girl looks like she would be awesome to work with ! 😃

My favorite people. They are the best.

And the food is excellent

Housekeeping makes Gaston's shine, love those hardworking individuals!

Best place to go for trout fishing IMO

What y’all do is very important. My wife and I thank you. If things were not cleaned and neat it would be noticed quickly. So Thank you. At Gaston’s. We’ve made memories of a lifetime.

Thank you! We will see you in Oct/Nov.!

I worked there in the maintenance department about 35 years ago..was a good place to work..

Amazing place

This is freakin hilarious. They do NOT have that many housekeepers. They may have 6 tops and other than the restaurant this place is terrible

Yeah but do you fluff the pillows

Well your restaurant service sucks ass !!! Never, ever, ever will we eat there again !!!!

Love this place

Been there, Pricey ...

This is where my granddaughter got married!

Jill Choate

Shane Peterson

Do you need any maintenance workers?

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Current Dinner Specials

-Dinner Specials begin on Thursday – October 21st 2021 after 5:00pm-

Cajun Redfish $32.95

Fresh Red Drum “Red fish” seasoned with Cajun spice and char-grilled then presented with a avocado rum butter.

Pork Osso Bucco $30.95

Whole pork shank slowly braised with red wine until fork tender served over garlic mashed potato.

Chicken Marsala $23.95

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

Mahi-Mahi St. Maurice $31.95

Fresh Atlantic Mahi-Mahi filet seasoned with fresh herbs, garlic, and olive oil. Then char-grilled and served with a lobster herbed Mornay sauce.

Saturday Only – Roast Prime Rib12 oz.-$38.95 16 oz. -$46.95

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