Gaston’s White River Resort

By Steve Bowman [dropcap]C[/dropcap]lint Gaston sat at his grandfather’s desk for a year, mulling over all he had taught him, before he ever touched any of his belongings. After Jim Gaston, owner of Gaston’s White River Resort and a giant of Arkansas Tourism, passed away, it left a void within the Arkansas outdoors community that…

Nonprofit, Art Bridges, Formed to Provide Access to American Art

Jill Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism The mission of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville is to welcome everyone to celebrate and experience American art through collections, exhibits, interpretation and preservation of outstanding works at its world-class facility. On Sept. 13, 2017, Alice Walton, arts patron, philanthropist and chairwoman of…

Fall is a Busy Season for Arkansas Hunting

Jill Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Hunting in Arkansas Autumn is one of the busiest seasons for camouflage-clad outdoors men and women hunting in Arkansas. “When fall comes around everyone, obviously, thinks about football whether it’s high school, college, or whatever,” says Steve “Wildman” Wilson, former public affairs coordinator for the…

Haunted Waters Lake Tour

Jill Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism What is it about that dark that can make a pleasant place take on a foreboding feel? At Lake Fort Smith State Park in Mountainburg, it’s the telling of authentic Ozarks ghost stories during a nighttime water cruise from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on…