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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News From The River

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Another beautiful morning here at Gaston’s! Great day to enjoy the White River and the cooler temperatures! ... See MoreSee Less

Another beautiful morning here at Gaston’s!  Great day to enjoy the White River and the cooler temperatures!Image attachment

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My favorite place to go, love me some Gaston’s and White River trout fishing.

Every time I see photos of Gaston's it reminds me of my grandmother Lois Hardy who lived in Lakeview and owned the Fisherman's Inn.

This was earlier this morning

My favorite place to be in early autumn

Beautiful photos!!

It's always a beautiful morning in the Ozarks 💗😊💗

Good morning! Beautiful!

Good morning!

See y'all soon!

Any day at Gaston's is a good day!

Bridget Brickell

LOVE Gastons!

Love Gastons!!

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Fall is one of the most enjoyable times of the year to fish the White River. The cooler temperatures and the changing foliage mixed with great trout fishing makes for a memorable experience. Our staff would love to help you create some lifelong memories! ... See MoreSee Less

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Also try their restaurant! It’s absolutely awesome and beautiful! Excellent food and desserts!

We love visiting Gaston’s all times of the year, but fall is my very favorite.🎣🧡🍁

We flew in last fall💥

David L White

Gaston's Resort was proud to partner with the White River State Park and the Trail Team Of North Central Arkansas for the first ever Gaston's Field Day Event. For this event, we all came together along with some passionate volunteers to make some improvements to the Oakridge Mountain Bike Trail across from the State Park. We've noticed in the Lakeview and Bull Shoals area that more and more of our tourists are coming with Mountain Bikes strapped to their vehicles and often the Oakridge Trail is their first experience biking in our area. This is why we felt it was important to get out there and make some noticeable improvements to get people excited about riding in our area. Special thanks to everyone past and present for making ALL the trails in our area a reality, and to the TTONCA Team: Derek Huber, Shannon Baker, Terry Partee, Jake Anderson, and Brandon Cooper. There are many more to name, but check out the video and click on the link to learn a little more about our work day:

Learn More:
www.ttonca.com/news/gastonsfielddays
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State Park to Cotter would draw thousands!

So awesome, I’m fat now but sure enjoyed what little trails that were here 20 yrs ago- y’all got me excited again, gonna have to get the ole belly moving again 🤣😎

I am looking forward to bringing my MTB on my next stay at Gastons at 73 years! Fish morning and bike ride afternoon is a good 👍

Great job on the video!

We’ll be back to Gaston’s in February!

Great video!

Benjamin Price

Jerrad Saffle

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Much like the temperatures, the fishing on the White has been even hotter this summer!There were so many personal bests caught lately that we lost count.

If you’re looking to get a fishing trip together before the end of summer, give us a call. We’d love to put together the perfect fishing getaway for you!
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Much like the temperatures, the fishing on the White has been even hotter this summer!There were so many personal bests caught lately that we lost count.  

If you’re looking to get a fishing trip together before the end of summer, give us a call.  We’d love to put together the perfect fishing getaway for you!Image attachmentImage attachment

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While working as a wildlife officer in Baxter county I arrested two men from Indiana with 101 trout also arrested two from Oklahoma with 72 trout your AGFC officers are at work on the white river just saying

man i need to be back up therw

Great job

A great place to be!!

Fun summertime fun

Planning my next trip to Gastons

Tim Carpenter

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2 months ago
Gaston's White River Resort

It was a a great weekend for the Golden Rainbow trout to get some love!

#gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #goldentrout #VisitArkansas #whiteriver #OzarkMountainRegion
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It was a a great weekend for the Golden Rainbow trout to get some love!  

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My hubby and I, and his 2 sisters from Arkansas, ate there at the restaurant, it was a fun adventure!

Congratulations, beautiful fish! It's a Golden Rainbow Trout not a Golden Trout, two different species.

Looks like golden salmon in Alaska!

We are looking forward to it!

Excellent job men 👊🏻🎣

I caught one last September and looking forward to our trip this September! Bringing my parents for moms 80th birthday!

Nice fish guys!!

Gorgeous

WV raises them and ships them to eastern states. In NC , they call them Palimino trout.

Wow, Congratulations!

Are the golden trout in the river year round?

Douglas Hodson

Thomas Fowler

Brad Pietrowski

Patrick Mann

Koltan Davidson

Chet Turner

Todd D. Fleer Jason Fleer

John S Hrabley Jr

Ric Campos

I've seen a few of them swimming around at Westover.

Nice ones.

John Jones

Wow!

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We take pride in our work around the resort and the dedication of our team always pays off when people drive or fly in. We are introducing more people to our area than ever before and are expanding in nearly every department. We are looking to add a groundskeeper to our team who will do everything from keeping the poults and peacocks in line to designing the flower beds, to making sure things are in tip-top shape while taking in the White River.

This individual would perform the maintenance and upkeep of all grounds including the aviary exhibit, lawn areas, driveways, walkways, flower beds, irrigation systems, and recycling and trash management.

These positions are really great for individuals who enjoy working outside, who enjoy working with their hands, and have an interest in landscaping, hobby farming, or property maintenance.
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Memories made with loved ones is the name of the game. The White River is responsible for so many everlasting moments over the years. We want to help create these moments for everyone we encounter. ... See MoreSee Less

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Love to hear stories like this! Some of my best fishing stories involve my grandpa’s. Sure wish I could have one more trip or hear one more of their fishing tales.

We were just taking about this the other day. Gaston’s and Bull Shoal’s are some of the best memories we have with our kids, Mother’s and sister in years past! Can’t wait to be there again in a couple of weeks with our Grandson ❤️

Awesome job

We will be there in October!

Taylor Smith

Outstanding!

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Our housekeepers are the key to our resort. They keep our rooms clean and sanitary and ready for our guests to arrive!

Position Summary:
Provide basic housekeeping duties including changing the sheets, changing and arranging the towels, restocking toilet supplies, vacuuming, dusting, and rearranging the room after guests check out.

The ideal candidate will have excellent attention to detail, good communication skills, and the ability to follow instructions. Experience is appreciated but on-the-job training will be provided to enthusiastic candidates. This position is a great springboard for those looking to work in the hospitality field, resort management, or tourism.
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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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