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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Don't forget that January is Eagle awareness month. Eagles are regularly seen by the White River in the Bull Shoals, Arkansas area. Declared an endangered species in 1967 the Bald Eagle has had such a resurgence that they are no longer listed as endangered or threatened as of 2007. The National Audubon Society states that many southern and coastal adults are permanent residents and that birds from northern regions migrate south in winter. Grab your binoculars, because it's a great time to admire these beautiful birds.

Book your stay: www.gastons.com/rates/
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Dont forget that January is Eagle awareness month. Eagles are regularly seen by the White River in the Bull Shoals, Arkansas area.  Declared an endangered species in 1967 the Bald Eagle has had such a resurgence that they are no longer listed as endangered or threatened as of 2007.  The National Audubon Society states that many southern and coastal adults are permanent residents and that birds from northern regions migrate south in winter. Grab your binoculars, because its a great time to admire these beautiful birds.

Book your stay: https://www.gastons.com/rates/

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Absolutely my Dream Place. I dont think anyother place in the world could offer me as much peace as Gaston's does.

Do they have RV sites for those of us who are Leary of going into other peoples enclosed spaces?

Is January pretty open or are you booked up pretty good?

Can’t wait to come back one day soon!

2 weeks ago

Gaston's White River Resort

If you didn’t get a chance to fish the White River in 2020, there’s always 2021! This year has been a difficult one, but let’s keep moving forward and focus on the important things in life. We wish you all a Happy New Year!

Photo credit goes to Rick Stewart. Rick spent the day fishing with Frank Saksa a couple weeks ago and had a very rewarding day in spite of the cold weather.

#gastons #gastonswhiteriverresort #whiteriver #visitarkansas #makememorieseveryday
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If you didn’t get a chance to fish the White River in 2020, there’s always 2021!  This year has been a difficult one, but let’s keep moving forward and focus on the important things in life.  We wish you all a Happy New Year! 

Photo credit goes to Rick Stewart.  Rick spent the day fishing with Frank Saksa a couple weeks ago and had a very rewarding day in spite of the cold weather.  

#gastons #gastonswhiteriverresort #whiteriver #visitarkansas #makememorieseveryday

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Happy new year!

see ya'll in March!

Do you guys know where Kelly link is at. My grandfather was mayor of Bull Shoals long time ago. He grew up beside them and ike and Velma were his parents. He had a guide service just below the dam. I would help him guide at times and for you also when you were over booked.

Randal Broadaway

A beauty!!

I'm due.

Miss fishing the white river

Landon-Amber Brown

Ann Pauleuc we need to plan a trip in the spring. I got a new fishing pole for Christmas. 😊

There's always 2021 Paige Brazil and Brittany Brazil

Jody Carpenter

Nice Rainbow!

Lori N Randy Clark when we going again?? 🎣

Dusty Lawhon we need to go

Great place, sure miss it.

Beautiful !

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Don’t miss out on this opportunity! This would be a very memorable experience for the lucky winner.Do you know a young person who would love an opportunity to go deer hunting?

Crownover Company, Inc., Baxter Regional Bone and Joint Clinic, Regional Family Medicine, Porter's Pawn Mountain Home, Edward Jones- Financial Advisor: Ben Plumlee, Gaston's White River Resort, and Slim Chickens are sponsoring a guided doe hunt for four youth, ages 6 to 16, on January 2, 2021 at GloRock Ranch. All hunting supplies will be provided.

Details will be given to the fortunate winners! Like and share this post for an entry for your young person!
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Don’t miss out on this opportunity!  This would be a very memorable experience for the lucky winner.

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Happy holidays to u from Pond Creek Bottoms still have great memories of Gastons, what a great experience, will try to see you guys again

All ways the Quality you all are and thanks we well see you later in the up coming year! Marry Christmas to you All!

Same to all of you at Gaston's.

Happy New year...we can't wait to see you all soon🎊

Merry Christmas

Same to all you fine folks down there. See you in February🎄

Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas🎄

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1 month ago

Gaston's White River Resort

We all have someone in our lives that is very difficult to find the perfect gift. They either have everything already or maybe you just don’t know what they’re into. We would like to make your holiday shopping a little easier with one of our gift cards. They can be used for anything on our property. That includes lodging, restaurant, guided fishing, boat rentals, gift shop, tackle shop, aviation fuel, and anything else you may find here. You can purchase over the phone by calling (870)431-5202 or online at www.gastons.com/shop/ ... See MoreSee Less

We all have someone in our lives that is very difficult to find the perfect gift.  They either have everything already or maybe you just don’t know what they’re into.  We would like to make your holiday shopping a little easier with one of our gift cards.  They can be used for anything on our property. That includes lodging, restaurant, guided fishing, boat rentals, gift shop, tackle shop, aviation fuel, and anything else you may find here.  You can purchase over the phone by calling (870)431-5202 or online at https://www.gastons.com/shop/

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Are you gonna be open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day? I've called several times, but no answer. Left message but no callback. Was thinking of staying Christmas eve and leaving Christmas day if you and restaurant are open

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Come out this weekend for our dinner specials! Our restaurant will be closing until New Year's Eve after this upcoming Sunday Brunch.

Give us a call at (870) 431-5203 for reservations.
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Come out this weekend for our dinner specials!  Our restaurant will be closing until New Years Eve after this upcoming Sunday Brunch.  

Give us a call at (870) 431-5203 for reservations.

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Is New Year’s Eve the only day your restaurant is open that weekend?

1 month ago

Gaston's White River Resort

Your next vacation is just past the water wheel on the left.

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Sonny Warbington

Ate there several times long ago. My aunt and uncle lived in Mountain Home. Always loved vacations down there.

Never been to Gaston, look forward to going.....

One of my favorite places in the world

I can’t wait to get back there!😃

Can't wait to come visit again!!!! Such great fishing and wonderful people!!!!!!

Gastons is amazing!!! Can’t wait to come back

Looks like it will be a neat place to eat at

Awesome place!!!

Love this place!

Excellent place to eat.

I absolutely love Gaston’s!

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2 months ago

Gaston's White River Resort

Our guide, Matt Kelley, has a real knack for putting his customers on some big rainbows! We’ve got some great guides who will always make your fishing trip on the White River one to remember.

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Our guide, Matt Kelley, has a real knack for putting his customers on some big rainbows!  We’ve got some great guides who will always make your fishing trip on the White River one to remember.  

#gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #whiteriver #rainbowtroutfishing

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Gorgeous fish!

Matt’s our favorite guide! Great job!

We have a family of 4, any service guide that many in one boat?

Honeymoon 1974

Beautiful bow!

It is about time for me to take a winter trout fishing trip to Gaston's.

Wow nice fish.

Nice one!

Best guide.👆🏼

Todd Strange

Beautiful catch!

Ryan Lynch this is a monster.

Brandon Brazier

Wow!!!

Randy Reid Scott Williams

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Click the link to see all the details of this weekend's dinner specials!

Give us a call at (870) 431-5203 to make reservations.
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Click the link to see all the details of this weekends dinner specials!  

Give us a call at (870) 431-5203 to make reservations.

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Erika White

Missed the salad boat and table cloth on my last trip! Will be glad when things get back to normal!

We fly to Gaston's, often, for their fresh trout. Always cooked to perfection!

got 4 trips booked for 2021, always great food and awesome service! Thank you!

Yum!!!! Wish we lived closer

Great restaurant , can't wait to get back.

I like everthing the is going there.

Looks delicious!

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Kelly Dalbey

Hannah Sanford Brown tell Steven I am ready

Love you all at Gaston's!!

Royce Norman Hey you and your dad should fly up here we go on a trout fishing tournament every February, have you guys ever been to the White River?

Plan on coming back in February. Love this place.

Jason Harper

Jamey Wilson

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Current Dinner Specials

-Dinner Specials begin on Thursday – December 31st, 2020-

Shrimp Lovers Platter $30.95

2 Stuffed shrimp, 2 panko breaded shrimp, and 2 rice paper shrimp all fried served with cocktail and tartar sauces.

Bison Short Ribs $30.95

Slowly braised in red wine and served on a garlic mashed potatoes with crispy onion threads.

Scallops Dijonnaise $30.95

Jumbo sea scallops sauteed with a whole grain mustard dill sauce.

Chicken Napolitano $22.95

Boneless breast of chicken sauteed with prosciutto ham, sliced tomato and a zesty parmesan cream.

Thursday & Saturday Only – Roast Prime Rib12 oz.-$33.95 16 oz. -$38.95

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.

Make a reservation

Ready to go?

Give us a call and let us know you're coming, we'll take care of the rest.

Make a reservation