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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3 hours ago
Gaston's White River Resort

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

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

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!

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

I have never seen a golden!

I've never seen a golden trout! Beautiful!

Wow. I’ve never seen a fish this color.

Beautiful trophy fish!! Congrats!!!

We want to go back!

Biggin!!! Strange because on my FB memories,my gold trout video clip showed up from 2 years ago.

That’s a darn goldfish on steroids lol

I've never seen one before. WoW

There was mention of Blue Herons harvesting them because they’re so easy to spot. Besides us, Bald Eagles 🦅 are their biggest predators.

Ahren, what’s with this mutant?

I hope he released it

Thats a definite catch and release beauty. Great pic tomake the mount from

Gorgeous fish. Did you see this David Freeman?

Matt France

Stunning

Beautiful!

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1 day ago
Gaston's White River Resort

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…

This year Gaston's Resort has introduced more people to the Ozarks than ever before! Fall and Spring vacations are booking quick and we are expanding our team to meet this demand. If you are looking for an opportunity to join a fun and flexible team check out our openings via Facebook Jobs! ... See MoreSee Less

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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!!!

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.

Lakeshia is amazing! 😍 one of the kindest souls around. I have no doubt her team is the best.

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

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

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.

I promise you will Love Gastons!

Great video💗

Awesome place

Be there tomorrow. Can't wait

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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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1 week ago
Gaston's White River Resort

It’s always fun to have a big fish contest among large groups. This 29” brown was the winner for the day. Frank knows how to get it done!

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It’s always fun to have a big fish contest among large groups.  This 29” brown was the winner for the day.  Frank knows how to get it done!  

#gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #trophybrowntrout #catchandrelease #whiteriver #visitarkansas #ozarkmountainregion #ozarks

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Frank is a awesome guide on the White River!

Man that fish was alot of fun! Thanks Frank for the guided trip, if you are looking for somebody to step up your trout fishing game. Frank is the Man!

Frank also picks a pretty mean guitar!

Do you guys mainly run jet drives or props?

Man I can’t wait to get down there at the end of the month.

That's gonna be my guy next time I come up .I've caught a ton of rainbows but I'm after that big brown. Well done.👍

Counting down are days till next week.

Frank is legend!

Joe Stuebing

Bud Turner

Eric Artmire

Very!

Scott, close to you ?

Your good act of kindness, Will always be cherished by me, A heart felt thanks for everything, Thanks for your unconditional love, Thanks for sticking by my side when no one else did! Thanks again Robert Grace! WhatsApp number 👉+16412431323 👇👇👇👇 Robert Grace

Your good act of kindness, Will always be cherished by me, A heart felt thanks for everything, Thanks for your unconditional love, Thanks for sticking by my side when no one else did! Thanks again Robert Grace! WhatsApp number 👉+16412431323 👇👇👇👇 Robert Grace

Great catch

Will Jones 😳 Looks like right by the Cabens.

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2 weeks ago
Gaston's White River Resort

There’s never a dull moment here at Gaston’s! We hope everyone enjoyed their holiday weekend and made plenty of memories with loved ones.

#gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #whiteriver #biplane #backcountryaviation #flyoz #visitarkansas #ozarkmountainregion
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We were there this evening celebrating our wedding anniversary. Beautiful Restaurant above the White River, and the food was out of this world Awesome. Beautiful scenery!

Wow! Thats a nice stearman, Bryan! Want a pretty stearman you’ve got there! I love that stearman! Definitely prettier than your citabria! 🤣

Can’t wait for October when we return! The fishing, martinis, food, and friendliness are so relaxing. Three to four times a year is not enough but always seems like the first time‼️💯

Charlotte and I were fishing White River by Gaston’s and had a great view of this plane. Always an awesome experience on White River and especially around Gaston’s.

Kevin Myers

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3 weeks ago
Gaston's White River Resort

It’s always a good time watching these old planes come and go!

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The number one fly in fishing destination resort in North America. (or you can drive) to Lakeview, Arkansas.

It’s one of our happy places.

Collin Harrison Shelby Bailey

Rusty Whorten

Good place to eat.

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4 weeks ago
Gaston's White River Resort

If you’re looking for a place to stay cool during these hot summer temps, look no further than the White River! The water temps stay in the 50’s year round and provide a cooling effect.

Added bonus is all the quality trout you’ll catch! It’s not uncommon to catch a 20+ inch trout.

#gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #whiteriver #ozarks #troutfishing #rainbowtroutfishing
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If you’re looking for a place to stay cool during these hot summer temps, look no further than the White River!  The water temps stay in the 50’s year round and provide a cooling effect.  

Added bonus is all the quality trout you’ll catch!  It’s not uncommon to catch a 20+ inch trout.  

#gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #whiteriver #ozarks #troutfishing #rainbowtroutfishing

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Great place, great people, great fishing!

First time on the white river at Gaston’s!! First time to trout fish and looky , looky at what Tim help me catch. A 20” 🌈

Nothing quite like the first couple hours of a bright Summer's day on the White, upstream from Norfork.

Love the restaurant and I love that you can just pull your airplane right onto the grass😊

Save some for mid September!!!

Impressive!

Love this place…

Thank you Gaston's again, for everything! My mom and daughter, getting it done!

Austin Moore

Congrats, that's a beauty.

Gordon King

I wish I was there now

Nice

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1 month ago
Gaston's White River Resort

The kids will be heading back to school within the next couple weeks, if they haven’t already. It’s always sad when summer comes to an end, but we hope that all the families that visited us this summer made plenty of memories while fishing the White River.

We’ve got some great guides that always produce some great fish. Give us a call if you’d like to set up a trip during this fall!

#gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #whiteriver #visitarkansas #ozarks #ozarkmountainregion
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The kids will be heading back to school within the next couple weeks, if they haven’t already.  It’s always sad when summer comes to an end, but we hope that all the families that visited us this summer made plenty of memories while fishing the White River.  

We’ve got some great guides that always produce some great fish.  Give us a call if you’d like to set up a trip during this fall!  

#gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #whiteriver #visitarkansas #ozarks #ozarkmountainregionImage attachment

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We all had the best time.!!!Be back for sure!

See you in October 🙂

Nice!!

see ya soon!


Current Dinner Specials

-Dinner Specials begin on Thursday – September 16th 2021 after 5:00pm-

Filet Ala Brie $41.95

8 oz. center cut filet mignon wrapped in bacon and char-grilled,then topped with a blend of Brie cheese,fresh herbs and a wisp of French bread crumbs and broiled.

Stuffed Filet of Sole $31.95

Fresh Petrale Sole filet stuffed with a mix of sea scallops, shrimp and lump crab then baked and finished with a sauce maltese.

Roast Duck $29.95

Semi boneless 1/2 duckling slow roasted, served well done and crisp with a tart cherry sauce.

Sesame Wahoo $30.95

Fresh Hawaiian Wahoo filet dredged in sesame seeds and pan seared rare, finished with twin sauces of wasabi cream and Asian dipping 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