It's 4th of July!

By gilbertstore
It’s July 4th, and there’s no better way to celebrate it than canoeing on the Buffalo River! It’s hot, It’s dry but that’s why they call it summertime, the best way to cool off is to jump  into the Buffalo!  We still have plenty of canoes to rent out, and the water is still floatable! Come on down to the Gilbert General Store and we will set you up with a canoe or kayak! 

Camping Time!

By gilbertstore
Camping season is here! And Buffalo Camping and Canoeing has the perfect place for you to camp! Come on down to the General store and we will set you up with a fantastic camp site! 

We are back!

By gilbertstore
Hello blogging world! We haven’t blogged in years, three to be exact! We know youhave just been beside yourself awaiting our next post! You sure are patient! We hope to change theblogging dry spell! Happy Monday! We ended a successful weekend with all of ourboats in the water! The river level is 3.5 near the Hwy 65 Bridge and all of ourfloaters made the most of every inch of water! This year marks the 40thanniversary of the Buffalo National River and we are celebrating this year instyle! Come on in and see us and help us make this year the best yet! -gilbert girl

Buffalo River camping

One of the more frequent questions of visitors to our area concerns camping and Buffalo River.  Understandable.  Since the National Park Service manages the system, no one wants to break any federal laws - especially in the pursuit of a relaxing vacation. Surpringly, the regulations are not that difficult to follow, and it is really quite easy to find campsites on the first national river.   Here is a link to a list of pay sites and how to make reservations: Buffalo River Camping For those people wanting to make an overnight camp trip via canoe, it is even easier.  Quite simply, just find yourself a gravel bar along the way and you are free to spend the evening there.  Just be sure to clean up and leave the area as if no one had ever been there. We hope everyone gets an opportunity for a fall season stay in the Ozarks.  It is not difficult, it is not expensive - but it will create great memories.

Bull Shoals White River State Park

By Gastons White River Resort
    In north central Arkansas amidst the natural beauty of the Ozark Mountains, Bull Shoals-White River State Park stretches along the riverside and lakeshore where the White River and Bull Shoals Lake join at the Bull Shoals dam. Together these waters form one of the nation’s finest fishing and boating combinations. The White River is renowned as mid-America’s premier trout stream, famous for its record rainbow and brown trout. Bull Shoals dam forms Bull Shoals Lake, Arkansas’s largest lake with 45,440 acres of waters stretching along Arkansas's northern border and into southern Missouri. Anglers are drawn to the lake's catches of lunker bass, catfish, crappie and bream. Water sports enthusiasts can enjoy boating and swimming in these clear open waters.     The park is a popular camping destination that features 103 campsites along or near the river (two Class AAA, one Class AA, four Class A, 76 Class B, 20 Tent sites with no hookups, two Rent-A-Camp sites and two Rent-An-RV units). Interpretive programs are offered in the park throughout the year. Park facilities include picnic areas, standard pavilions, playgrounds, hiking trails, and a multi-use trail. The park's marina/store offers boat, motor, kayak and canoe rentals; and supplies, ...

Eagle Awareness Weekend

By Gastons White River Resort
Eagle Awareness Weekend January 8th and 9th, 2010(Make your plans now for this once in a lifetime event) The Bald Eagle will again be the guest of honor at this year's Eagle Awareness event at Bull Shoals-White River State Park. The bald eagle is not only our national symbol, but also a symbol of our ability to save and conserve species. Each winter, the Ozarks plays host to over 100 bald eagles migrating to and through this prime eagle wintering ground.  Bull Shoals-White River State Park annually celebrates their arrival with Eagle Awareness.  This will be your chance to get out and see eagles, various other birds of prey, and migratory birds in the wild as expert Rangers, Naturalists, and Park Interpreters take you within viewing distance. In years past, most visitors to this event have spotted eagles in the wild.  Other common sightings on the tours include ospreys, waterfowl, herons, loons, owls, and other winter wildlife.  Also, see birds up close and personal as local falconers and bird handlers from the Little Rock Zoo show them off within arms reach.This year’s feature programs will be presented by, Dr. Dan Scheiman of Audubon Arkansas, falconer Howard Davis and the Little Rock Zoo, ...


By Gastons White River Resort
WOMEN’S OUTDOOR WEEKEND No matter what your age or experience your journey will begin here… so come and rejuvenate your soul. Open the door to all of your senses by re-connecting with nature and just plain get away. Learn the things you’ve just dreamed of trying, or expand your knowledge of an already beloved past time. Bull Shoals-White River State Park will be hosting a Women’s Outdoor Weekend on October 2nd – 4th . During this 3 day 2 night workshop participants will attend different sessions on Basic Camping/Backpacking Skills, Nature Journaling, Beginning Bird Watching, Intro to Fly Fishing, Beginning Kayaking, Dutch Oven Cooking and much more, plus lots of free time to hang out, laugh, and build new friendships. All gear and meals included in registration fee. Registration fee is $125, space is limited so register early. For a registration form and further information, contact Bull Shoals-White River State Park at (870) 445-3629 or e-mail  

Bull Shoals-White River State Park To Host Dutch Oven Cook-Off

By Gastons White River Resort
Bull Shoals-White River State Park invites you to join us for our 2nd Annual Dutch Oven Cook-off on May 16, 2009. Teams will compete by preparing their favorite dishes with cast iron cookware and hot coals. Spectators will be able to watch as the teams showcase their craft and even be able to purchase samples after judging for a small fee! Prizes will be awarded for each category: bread, main dish, and dessert. Cooking begins at 10 am and judging begins at 2 pm. Special guests Phyllis Spears from Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Linda Masters from the Baxter Bulletin will be among those serving on our judging panel. The event will also feature craft demonstrations and musical performances by local talent. This event in free to the public, funded by the 1/8th cent conservation tax of Amendment 75. For more information and/or registration please contact Bull Shoals-White River State Park by phone at 870-445-3629 or by email at or .