The BEST Episodes of Gold Rush: White Water
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 4, 2020
Gold miners Dakota Fred and his son Dustin are back – returning to McKinley Creek Alaska, determined to make a fortune no matter the risk. But to find the big gold payout, they'll put their lives on the line by diving deep beneath the raging waters of one of Alaska's wildest creeks.
#1 - Royal Flush
Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 14, 2020
The Dakota boys finish out their season with a record gold haul. Fred discovers a pocket of gold above Thunder Falls. Two miles away, Dustin battles a boulder field. Despite heavy rainfall and raging waters The Dakota Boys find their biggest nugget.
#2 - Rockfall Ravine
Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 31, 2020
Fred fires his dredge back up and lands his biggest gold haul of the year. Dustin faces an uncertain future and Carlos makes a surprising discovery at the new dive site.
#3 - The Widow Maker
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 1, 2019
The Dakota boys are dredging towards a nugget trap they believe holds a jackpot of gold. After a rough season, this could this be the life-changing fortune they desperately need.
#4 - Too Close for Comfort
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 25, 2019
Dustin and Fred cannot agree on where to find gold and decide to dig in separate holes. Later, a confrontation threatens the entire operation.
#5 - Enter the Superclaw
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 29, 2019
The Dakota boys bank their first gold hauls of the season. Dustin invents a custom super claw to remove massive boulders from his plunge pool. Fred and his crew are confronted by a deadly cable malfunction.
#6 - Hands Full of Gold
Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 7, 2020
Dakota Fred taps out Thunder Falls with his biggest gold haul. Dustin hits the nugget jackpot at Rockfall Ravine.
#7 - The Nugget Trap
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 1, 2019
The Dakota Boys and the crew face difficulties and delays when their equipment breaks, but, their hard work finally pays off when they find a huge amount of gold.
#8 - Landslide
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 22, 2019
Digging deeper than ever, the crew sees no sign of the promised bedrock gold; just when the crew starts to question Dustin's leadership, his determination pays off.
#9 - End of the Rainbow
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 17, 2020
Dustin cleans up with his biggest gold haul yet. At Thunder Falls, engine failure and giant boulders block Fred's path to gold, and as the problems escalate, his life is on the line.
#10 - No Guts, No Glory Holes
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 22, 2019
Fred and his crew return to the glory hole to complete unfinished business. Dustin's crew strikes gold, but are blocked by massive boulders and must engineer an insane system of winches and pulleys to go deeper and get down to bedrock.
#11 - The Pound Zone
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 15, 2019
Fred and his son Dustin risk their lives to find a fortune in gold nuggets, taking them deep beneath the waters of one of Alaska's wildest creeks.
#12 - Burned Alive
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 11, 2019
Equipment failure leaves one crew member with life-threatening burns, while the advantage of having two dredges up and running proves successful.
#13 - Nugget Heaven
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 20, 2019
Dustin Hurt hits bedrock and a pile of nuggets at Rainbow's End. Fred chases the gold upstream into a dangerous new spot, forcing him to rethink his plans.
#14 - Cliffhanger
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 24, 2020
Dustin takes a gamble to return to a spot just above McKinley Falls for the remainder of the season, but while moving his dredge down the side a cliff, giant falling rocks threaten his life.
#15 - When Bears Attack
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 18, 2019
A hungry and aggressive apex predator tears through the miners' camp, forcing the crew members to come together to find a solution; the crew uses new equipment to speed up their gold recovery.
#16 - Two Teams, One Dream
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 8, 2019
Fred and Dustin Hurt decide to split up in their hunt for gold in the raging waters of Alaska's Chilkat mountains. While Fred has an ideal spot picked out, Dustin has a big decision to make about his location.
#17 - Sacrifice & Sabotage
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 15, 2019
After being rescued from the water, Dustin is forced to look for a new mine site due to the flood, but he soon finds out that the McKinley site may not be a lost cause after all.
#18 - Birthday Gold
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 6, 2019
Dustin's crew is left shorthanded after an unlikely injury, forcing him to take a calculated risk that nearly turns deadly. After his luck turns, Fred's dives on his 76th birthday to decode a bedrock gold mystery.
#19 - Mckinley, We Have A Problem
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 8, 2019
Finding their biggest gold nugget of the season is a great sign, but soon enough heavy rain means flooding, and, despite the danger, the Dakota Boys still go out and dive.
#20 - Gold Strike
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 8, 2019
The group cleans up and does a final gold weigh-in for the season. Meanwhile, Dustin leads the crew to a new mine site that quickly proves to have huge potential.
#21 - Thunder Falls
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 10, 2020
Dustin's on the best ground he's dredged when a new discovery opens the door to even more gold. Fred faces a life-and-death situation opening new ground at Thunder Falls.
#22 - The Dakotas Strike Back
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 4, 2019
Television's most dangerous gold mining is back. The Dakota Boys double down on everything including crew, locations, and equipment, while the remote Alaska conditions punish their efforts like never before.
#23 - The Gold Cave
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 13, 2019
Dustin discovers a secret gold cave that could hold millions. Fred and his crew head upstream into a mini-waterfall to find a huge deposit of gold, but first they have to move their 700lb dredge up dangerous rapids.
#24 - End of Days
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 23, 2018
A flash flood racing down McKinley Creek threatens to kill the crew and destroy their operation, but the Dakota Boys still manage to find more gold than they've got all season.
#25 - Hypothermia
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 2, 2018
The Dakota Boys' desperate bid to hit bedrock gold is thwarted when 73-year-old Fred's heating system fails mid-dive and he's is overcome by the glacial Alaskan water.