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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This weekend's specials will be ready for you at 5:00pm this evening!

Elk, Halibut, Mahi, and more!

Give us a call at (870) 431-5203 for dinner reservations.
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This weekends specials will be ready for you at 5:00pm this evening!  

Elk, Halibut, Mahi, and more!  

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

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Been there several times long ago. My Aunt who lived in Mountain Home used to treat us out to eat there.

I love Gastons!!!

I had a cousin named Gaston. His first name was Dwight.

I want elk and halibut

Ann Pauleuc we will need to plan a trip.

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2 days ago
Gaston's White River Resort

During the historic winter our area experienced, we still had some air traffic! This gentleman flew in to enjoy our restaurant and WiFi.

#gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #cessna #cessnagrandcaravan #VisitArkansas #FlyOZ #backcountryflying
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Lynn Thomas this is where we're going for lunch.

Wow!

Wow. Wish I could have been there to see it.

Love watching the planes land and take off!!💗

That’s awesome

Wow!

Incredible machine!

This never gets old.

Caravan can do anything!!

Dallas Theobald

Craig Sooter

Kristin Scarbrough 🎣💙

Dee House Carrie Holyfield Julie Stearns

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3 days ago
Gaston's White River Resort

If you’re looking to create lifelong memories with family and friends, we strongly encourage you to plan a trip to the White River. It doesn’t matter if you’re an avid fisherman or a first timer. It doesn’t matter if you fly fish or spin fish. It doesn’t matter if you bank fish or fish from a boat. We could go on and on, but one thing we can guarantee is that you will create memories that last a lifetime. Just let us know if you have any questions or would like more information, we would love to be apart of your White River experience.

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If you’re looking to create lifelong memories with family and friends, we strongly encourage you to plan a trip to the White River.  It doesn’t matter if you’re an avid fisherman or a first timer.  It doesn’t matter if you fly fish or spin fish.  It doesn’t matter if you bank fish or fish from a boat.  We could go on and on, but one thing we can guarantee is that you will create memories that last a lifetime.  Just let us know if you have any questions or would like more information, we would love to be apart of your White River experience. 

#gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #whiteriver #visitarkansas #over60yearsandcounting

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Beautiful brown!

NICE LOOKING BROWN AND NICE LOOKING FISHERPERSON !!!

GREAT PLACE BEEN THERE !!!

Congratulations nice trout ! 🐟

Truth

We had so much fun on our Mother-Daughter get a way! Thank you, Gaston’s and a SUPER BIG THANK YOU TO OUR GUIDE, MATT KELLEY!

* a part

Perry Lynn Randy Longdon 😳

Jon Zarzycki. Pete Zarzycki

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It is with a heavy heart to announce the passing of Ron Branaman. Ron was our general manager for over 40 years, but he was much more than that. He was the family man we all should inspire to be. He was an avid outdoorsman that shared his passion and stories with everyone. If you’ve visited here over the last 4 decades, he was the man responsible for all the memories made. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. If you have any memories that you’d like to share, we would love to pass them on to his family. We know the next time we see him, he’ll have the fishing rods waiting for us. May you Rest In Peace Ron. ... See MoreSee Less

It is with a heavy heart to announce the passing of Ron Branaman.  Ron was our general manager for over 40 years, but he was much more than that.  He was the family man we all should inspire to be.  He was an avid outdoorsman that shared his passion and stories with everyone.  If you’ve visited here over the last 4 decades, he was the man responsible for all the memories made.  Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.  If you have any memories that you’d like to share, we would love to pass them on to his family.  We know the next time we see him, he’ll have the fishing rods waiting for us.  May you Rest In Peace Ron.

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So sorry for this loss. He was always such a kind helpful gentleman every time we visited.

Sorry for you loss. He was a great wonderful person. You can see that still in his family. He loved working at Gaston and his family friends

So sad to hear this. Ron was a good guy, and seemed to pretty much always be smiling. Prayers to his family.

He was the friend you wanted when you arrived--warm welcome, plenty of knowledge, relaxed professionalism. What a lovely spirit he had. My condolences to his family and to all at Gaston's.

I was there when Jim first hired Ron. He introduced himself with a handshake and a smile. He was one of the nicest people I ever worked with and had such an inner calm. The Resort was always Jim, Eric and Ron to me. It’s so sad to hear this news. Blessings to his family.

So sorry to hear this! My family has been coming to Gastons for decades. Seeing and talking to Ron was one of the highlights of our visit every time! What a special guy.

I loved Ron as a coworker and one of the most even tempered friendly people. God bless, Rest In Peace.

He helped us every time that we came to Gaston’s. He was always friendly and warm. Sending good vibes to his family.

I have been there several times and he was a great guy. He always furnished me with the proper flies to use at the time. RIP SIR!

Such a fine man. With a heart of love for everyone. Everyone was family to Ron. I’m so sorry to hear this. May God comfort his family.

So sorry to hear. He was a nice guy who helped you with your fishing. Always friendly!

We are so devastated to hear of Ron’s passing. We have been customers at Gastons for 40 years and considered him a true friend. Ron was a professional in his field. We are so sorry that his well-deserved retirement with his family was cut short. Our sincere condolences to his family. George and Bonnie Tyler, East Alton,IL

I am so sorry! Ron always made us feel like family. Prayers for all of his family members and Gaston family. 🙏🏻

So sad to hear this. I always enjoyed chatting with him when I was at Gaston’s.

The few times I've stayed here, Ron always made sure that you was enjoying your stay at Gaston's. Very nice gentleman. So sad to see him go. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

My parents went down twice a year for long weekends. I got to go with them for a few times. After dad died, I took mom down for her last trip to gastons and asked Ron if he would hang one of dad’s fly rods on the wall in the shop. He said he would be honored to do that for dad. I will always remember that kindness in our grief. Prayers to everyone in his family and at the shop. Look for dad on the stream....he’ll have the white hat and bamboo rod.........

Our hearts are broken to hear of Ron’s passing. Of all our many Gaston’s visits, Ron was always a welcome sight and never failed to make us feel special. Our sincere condolences to his family.

As a fellow outfitter we have worked with Ron for over three decades. He was always there for any of us when we needed wise counsel. More than that he was a true friend. Rest In Peace Ron. We and the White River will miss you.

Ron was such a gentleman. Enjoyed talking with him at all the media camps.

Ron will be truly missed by so many. He is what made our first experiences at Gaston’s so memorable and made you feel special when you were there and could remember your name even if it had been a year or more since you had been there last. Praying for his family and Gaston’s family. 🙏🙏🙏

Ron was always so kind to us.. he knew that we loved and respected the White River. He will be missed!

This makes me so incredibly sad. Ron was such a great guy, always welcomed everyone with a smile. May he Rest In Peace. Prayers for his family 🙏

Heartfelt condolences to all who knew and loved Ron... His presence here on Earth will be sorely missed... Holding all in his family and his wide circle of friends close in thought and prayer... May your memories of times together bring you peace in the days ahead... 🎣❤️

So sorry to hear this. He was always polite an a “can do” type of guy. Our visits were always pleasant. Praying for his family.🙏🏼🙏🏼

Well I know what a devoted employee he was to Gaston's and an awesome Dad, husband and friend....He will be missed greatly....Love all you Branaman's!!!!! Praying!!!

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2 weeks ago
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It’s a winter wonderland here along the White River. We hope you all are staying warm during these frigid times we’re having! ... See MoreSee Less

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There are a few places on this earth that the Lord in Heaven designated perfect . Gaston's is one of those places. This is Beth Rapha, the house of healing.

We’re coming in this weekend! Can’t wait!

Beautiful but I hope it warms up before my son and husband come next month!

Ha fishing also!

Love this place

Had great time there with fire place and restaurant!

Absolutely beautiful. Wish we were there.

Wish we were there! ❄️

Welcome to Wisconsin weather.

Be there again in March. Caught many browns a Week ago with HotDawg Guide service. Loved the fireplace in our cabin. Kept it going for 4 days!

Daniel Quenzel

Ann Pauleuc

What this can’t convey is how terribly cold the temps were. Beautiful but deadly cold.

Charles Taylor

Dan Strother

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Chef Rick's got some great dinner specials ready for this weekend! We've missed you all and are glad to have our restaurant back open for you.

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Chef Ricks got some great dinner specials ready for this weekend!  Weve missed you all and are glad to have our restaurant back open for you.  

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

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That looks scrumptious!!

We can’t wait to come back to Gaston’s!

Saturday night prime! Loved it

Ate there several times long ago visiting Aunt & Uncle in Mountain Home.

See u Saturday.

food is always fantastic

My buddy had the trout and I the tuna! Excellent!!!!!!!!!!

Hi chef rick

My wife and I have eaten there numerous times,every time it is perfect,service and food GREAT !!!

Wish I wasn’t tired. We’d be there tonight

Jim Kopff

Is the salad boat opened back up yet?

Lauren

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February 1st is always exciting around here. Not only is it the opening day for the Catch & Release areas on the White River, but it's also the first day that our restaurant is open for 2021.

Our restaurant hours are 6:30am - 8:00pm, 7 days a week. Please make reservations by calling 870-431-5203.

Click the link to view our Valentine's Day specials.
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February 1st is always exciting around here.  Not only is it the opening day for the Catch & Release areas on the White River, but its also the first day that our restaurant is open for 2021.  

Our restaurant hours are 6:30am - 8:00pm, 7 days a week.  Please make reservations by calling 870-431-5203.  

Click the link to view our Valentines Day specials.

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Do you have RV hookups?

The Johnson’s will see you Feb. 3rd on our annual trip for the Big Browns🎣

You still having Sunday brunch?

BEEN THERE DONE THAT !!! 🐟🐠

Love Gastons!

A Great place to stay and Trout Fish! You will Love it!

Great place. Laid back atmosphere!

See you guys Friday! Can’t wait to hang for a week!

We have been coming to Gaston's White River Resort for 20 plus years. Out fathers brought us now we are bringing our Grandkids. Our middle Granddaughter was the winner of the most fish caught. Thank you to Rusty for being so much help on her success!!

One of my most favorite places to go!

We will be seeing you next week for dinner.

John Pruitt

Keith Clem I want to go!

Jennifer Williams

Tim Leech

Donnie Addy

I couldn’t get the valentine special link to load when I clicked can you send me what it is please

I use to fish the rim schoals area bk in the day. I hear its catch and release now also..

Skyler Church we need to go back whenever I get home

Thomas Fowler 😃😃

Andrew Jackson We were just talking about this ❤️

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1 month ago
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No matter the weather conditions or the time of year, everyday on the White River can produce trophy trout. February and March are great months to bundle up and strip streamers or throw stick baits. It’s also a great time to take advantage of our discounted lodging rates.

This monster rainbow was caught and released while fishing with our guide, Matt Berg. Give us a call at (870)431-5202 to set up a trip.
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No matter the weather conditions or the time of year, everyday on the White River can produce trophy trout.  February and March are great months to bundle up and strip streamers or throw stick baits.  It’s also a great time to take advantage of our discounted lodging rates.  

This monster rainbow was caught and released while fishing with our guide, Matt Berg.  Give us a call at (870)431-5202 to set up a trip.

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What is yalls rates?

Okay you can save one back to the river now and catch something to eat ! Dnt know who calls themselves anglers that never eat a trophy fish before!! Amen feed a man a fish he eats for a day teach a man to fish he eats for a life time.

Nice!!!

Thank you for releasing this beautiful fish.

Cody Wallace let's go back

Cody Hughes

Red River I caught a German Brown . Placed her back😇,

Nice

Awesome fish! Congrats Willie Robertson

Wow!

Damn!

Todd Strange

I know that cut through!

I really need to get up there soon

Hobie

Skyler Church

Kimberly Penick

Rob Aikman

Justin Covey

Dallas Browning

Jay Fuller

Lacey Jai Inman

Kacey Horn

Scott Elford

ill be there sunday with Madison Gosser

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

Can’t wait to come back one day soon!

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

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

Collins Dillard Renee Dillard

Saw them today

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2 months 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.

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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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see ya'll in March!

Happy new year!

Nice Rainbow!

A beauty!!

Great place, sure miss it.

I'm due.

Miss fishing the white river

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

Randal Broadaway

Landon-Amber Brown

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.

Jody Carpenter

Lori N Randy Clark when we going again?? 🎣

Dusty Lawhon we need to go

There's always 2021 Paige Brazil and Brittany Brazil

Beautiful !

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Current Dinner Specials

-Dinner Specials begin on Thursday – March 4th, 2021 after 5:00pm-

Noisettes of Elk $34.95

Twin petite Elk loin steaks pan seared and served atop croissant croutons then finished with a sauce Choron and 2 lolly-pop shrimp.

Grilled Halibut $32.95

Fresh Norwegian Halibut steak marinated with a citrus zest, fresh herbs, and olive oil then char-grilled and finished with a garlic basil Beurre Blanc.

Chicken Newcastle $23.95

Boneless breast of chicken sautéed with fresh rosemary, prosciutto ham, veloute, home smoked white cheddar cheese and wild mushrooms.

Sesame Seared Mahi-Mahi $30.95

Fresh Atlantic Mahi-Mahi dusted with white and black sesame seeds then sautéed and presented with a zesty pineapple salsa.

Saturday Only – Roast Prime Rib12 oz.-$34.95 16 oz. -$40.95

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