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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Miss visiting this beautiful and peaceful place

Can’t wait for tonight

Waiting for the virus to go away so we can take a trip down.

One of my favorite places to go !!

Kristie Miller

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Chef Rick runs the show in the kitchen here at Gaston's and in this video, we talked with Rick about his love of food, how he comes up with weekly specials, and the creative process behind crafting some of the best dishes in Arkansas. If you haven't made your reservations call 870-431-5203 today. ... See MoreSee Less

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You do a fine job Rick! Thank you👍🏼👍🏼

I can’t wait to come in November!!!

It's a wonderful place!

If you haven’t been, you are missing out!!!!!! Absolutely fabulous!!!

Always have great food there! 💕

Had a chance to visit with him to talk about food after my fantastic dinner there a few months ago. Great talent and really great guy.

Tonyha Kirk Sumners Taylon Sumners

Great place to stay and eat!

Spent a week there a few years ago & loved it!!

No steak on menu

Shanna Logsdon-Taylor Matthew Taylor. Close to you guys?

Love fishing out of Gaston resort

Adam Riegel dude! This place is badass...

If you need a dish dog ill start right now and work up. No lie.

One of my favorite places. Go there several times a year, love taking friends there. Great food.

I knew him when... He does amazing wedding cakes too! 😍

Great food, great hosts, can't say enough. We were there about a month ago.

Eat there several times nice place good food very nice view and atmosphere

It costs no more to go first class😀

Great food and ample portions. Great fishing too.

Chef always takes time to visit with customers, and the food is always fantastic!

Tyler Reynolds

Scott Garrett reminds me of you! Have a good one👍

Gas tons has no dock like that why the fake picture guys?

Gastons is a great place to visit, and the restaurant is amazing.

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4 weeks ago

Gaston's White River Resort

You can almost taste this video! Who has reservations this weekend?

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Gaston's White River Resort, how do we make reservations for the restaurant? call?

Yes!! The food was great

Been trying to get one all day.

Traveling from Oklahoma tomorrow (9/5). I tried for reservations, but no one ever returned my call.

Best burgers!

We are set for October and can't wait😁

I did yesterday, but had to cancel due to a catankerous husband 😔 See you soon - alone!

OMG I wish I did.

Ryan Fernandez

Cristina Reyes Fernandez Make him take you to Gaston's White River Resort You’ll fall in love all over with him and with this place

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4 weeks ago

Gaston's White River Resort

Just a reminder of how great the White River is! This rainbow weighed roughly 5lbs 10oz, and was caught while fishing with our guide, Lynn Hicks. All summer long we’ve been consistently catching high quality trout. If you’re looking to visit the White River area, give us a call for lodging, guided fishing, and much more!

#gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #catchandrelease #whiteriver #monstertrout #fallfishing
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Just a reminder of how great the White River is!  This rainbow weighed roughly 5lbs 10oz, and was caught while fishing with our guide, Lynn Hicks.  All summer long we’ve been consistently catching high quality trout.  If you’re looking to visit the White River area, give us a call for lodging, guided fishing, and much more!

#gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #catchandrelease #whiteriver #monstertrout #fallfishingImage attachment

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Terry Nixon, here you go!

Great fish.

Somebody flew home with a trophy trout!

Connor Siple

Heck yeah !

Jason Brown

Temple Ramming

Mike Hansen and Lance Whitlock we need to go here

How safe is it to eat fish from white river

Ryan Fernandez

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This young man has made the most of his summer break catching some great rainbow and brown trout. Here is a picture of one of his biggest rainbows caught below the Bull Shoals Dam.

#gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #MakeMemories #whiteriver #catchandrelease #VisitArkansas
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This young man has made the most of his summer break catching some great rainbow and brown trout.  Here is a picture of one of his biggest rainbows caught below the Bull Shoals Dam.  

#gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #makememories #whiteriver #catchandrelease #visitarkansas

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Had a Great Fishing Experience with Guide Matt Kelley. He was Very Helpful and Worked So Hard For Our Fishing Experience to Be a Positive One. Caught Some Nice Trout and Would Highly Recommended this Resort and Matt for Your Next Fishing Trip. Everyone at Gaston's is So Friendly and Helpful.

Great memories from the white river when I was his age. Anybody got pictures of tiger trout caught yet Clint Gaston? Thats a bucket list trout.

White river trout!

That’s a stud!

Tina Chwalinski and Carrie Ballinger Porter we should just all move closer to the trout.

Last time I fished on the White, there was so much water coming over the dam you couldn't get anywhere near it. Our guide would run us up and float back down, then run us back up

Nice catch!

Wow that's a big rainbow

Nice catch!

Devin Newsom

Good job

I am saving up for an Arkansas boat. I fell in love with the one we rented while there last month. I can’t wait to hit the tail waters of dams on the east coast and make many more trips to Gaston's White River Resort

Doug Smittle

Do you know what he caught it on?

Jason Brown

You still taking reservations?

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We love watching all aircraft, but it’s especially cool to see a Stearman buzzing around!

#gastonswhiteriverresort #gastons #biplane #stearmanbiplane #backcountryflying #flyoz #visitarkansas #puckeredpenguin
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Want too see pics of cabins

A few years ago i took a ride in a 1929 Stearman biplane and it was an amazing ride!


Current Dinner Specials

-Specials begin on Thursday – September 24th, 2020-

Salmon In Papillote $29.95

Fresh Tasmanian Salmon baked in a parchment paper bag with Julian vegetable saffron butter and white wine, presented table side.

Continental Chicken $20.95

Boneless breast of chicken sautéed with sweet Japanese shishito peppers, wild mushrooms and fresh sage in a zesty sauce Mornay.

Bake Roughy $30.95

Fresh Orange Roughy lightly dusted with seasoned panko crumbs and baked, finished with a garlic caper white wine drizzle.

Liver and Onions $28.95

Strauss veal liver sautéed with onions and bacon.

Saturday Only – 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.

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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