The BEST episodes of Gold Rush: White Water

Every episode of Gold Rush: White Water ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Gold Rush: White Water!

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.

Last Updated: 5/14/2024Network: DiscoveryStatus: Continuing
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Royal Flush
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8.01
178 votes

#1 - Royal Flush

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/14/2020

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.

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Fred Hurt Forever
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8.00
95 votes

#2 - Fred Hurt Forever

Season 8 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/29/2024

The miners mourn the loss of their mentor and mining legend, Fred Hurt. As they navigate grief and uncertainty, they must summon the strength to carry on Fred's legacy and persevere through the roughest waters yet.

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Welcome to My Nightmare
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7.91
81 votes

#3 - Welcome to My Nightmare

Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/19/2024

An airboat accident could end this record-breaking season, and severe weather could make matters worse.

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A Tragic Beginning
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7.91
108 votes

#4 - A Tragic Beginning

Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/8/2024

A heartbreaking revelation sends shockwaves through the crew as they tackle their toughest dive site yet in search of millions in gold.

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Dakota Fred Takes Charge
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7.88
116 votes

#5 - Dakota Fred Takes Charge

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/2/2022

Battling the raging whitewater at Nugget Creek, Dustin and crew must build a safe harbor for their dredge. Meanwhile, legendary miner Fred Hurt returns to help solve the mystery of the pilings gold.

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Fred's Golden Gift
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7.84
81 votes

#6 - Fred's Golden Gift

Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/5/2024

The loss of legendary gold miner "Dakota" Fred Hurt has the miners reeling. But their determination as they push on to honor Fred's legacy pays off with a record-breaking discovery.

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Cut and Run
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7.82
131 votes

#7 - Cut and Run

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/21/2022

Dustin Hurt makes a shocking and controversial decision that changes the course of his entire season. Kayla makes a desperate plea to double her chances at uncovering a life-changing pile of gold.

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Buried Alive
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7.82
130 votes

#8 - Buried Alive

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired 3/5/2021

An early winter storm turns McKinley Creek into a raging torrent. Unwilling to call it quits, Dustin and his crew prepare for their toughest battle yet. At the trifecta, Fred's worst fears come true as the walls of his dive hole come crashing down on him.

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Rockfall Ravine
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7.81
178 votes

#9 - Rockfall Ravine

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/31/2020

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.

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Hands Full of Gold
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7.80
181 votes

#10 - Hands Full of Gold

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 2/7/2020

Dakota Fred taps out Thunder Falls with his biggest gold haul. Dustin hits the nugget jackpot at Rockfall Ravine.

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Dustin's White Whale
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7.80
75 votes

#11 - Dustin's White Whale

Season 8 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/3/2024

A mysterious white boulder dubbed "Moby" could be the gateway to more monster nuggets, but Mother Nature throws Dustin a sucker punch -- she won't give up her gold without a fight.

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Enter the Superclaw
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7.79
186 votes

#12 - Enter the Superclaw

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/29/2019

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.

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Homemade Highway to Hell
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7.78
106 votes

#13 - Homemade Highway to Hell

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/9/2022

A medical emergency threatens to end the season before it begins. Meanwhile, Kayla fights to gain access to her new claim, by building a 400-foot walkway into the sheer cliffs high above Nugget Creek.

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Blackout
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7.77
144 votes

#14 - Blackout

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired 2/18/2022

Just inches from bedrock and a potential life-changing payday at the Chute, Dustin Hurt and his crew are forced to dive in the most dangerous conditions they've ever faced.

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Curse of the Gold Gods
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7.77
139 votes

#15 - Curse of the Gold Gods

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 2/11/2022

With just a month left of the season, both crews are closing in on bedrock gold. But a life-threatening accident at Dustin's site forces his crew out of the water, while Kayla's crew battles an impenetrable obstacle.

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$70,000 Nugget
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7.77
69 votes

#16 - $70,000 Nugget

Season 8 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/26/2024

With winter closing in and bedrock still far out of reach, the miners turn to the late Fred Hurt for help solving the problem. A major dredge malfunction shuts the operation down.

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The Widow Maker
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7.75
193 votes

#17 - The Widow Maker

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/1/2019

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.

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Fortune Favors the Bold
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7.75
148 votes

#18 - Fortune Favors the Bold

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/11/2022

Dustin Hurt faces a dilemma: risk his life and financial ruin by purchasing and mining one of the most legendary and inhospitable claims in Alaska or play it safe in the white water of McKinley Creek.

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The Nugget Trap
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7.74
206 votes

#19 - The Nugget Trap

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/1/2019

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.

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Unfinished Business
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7.74
87 votes

#20 - Unfinished Business

Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/12/2024

After a record find, Dustin knows many more of those six-ounce nuggets are within reach, leading him into a rematch with the deadly site that defeated him last season. To reach those life-changing nuggets means tackling their biggest engineering feat yet.

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Burned Alive
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7.73
211 votes

#21 - Burned Alive

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/11/2019

Equipment failure leaves one crew member with life-threatening burns, while the advantage of having two dredges up and running proves successful.

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In Too Deep
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7.72
127 votes

#22 - In Too Deep

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 2/19/2021

Dustin risks the remainder of his season on an ambitious move upstream to raging waters in a quest to add to his record-breaking gold haul; after a brush with death, Fred must come up with a new plan before someone gets killed.

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Into the Unknown
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7.72
134 votes

#23 - Into the Unknown

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/18/2022

Dustin's new Nugget Creek claim is said to hold life-changing deposits of gold, but Dustin and his crew must survive the most remote and inhospitable corners of Alaska to get it.

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Too Close for Comfort
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7.72
202 votes

#24 - Too Close for Comfort

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/25/2019

Dustin and Fred cannot agree on where to find gold and decide to dig in separate holes. Later, a confrontation threatens the entire operation.

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Hell from the Heavens
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7.72
115 votes

#25 - Hell from the Heavens

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/1/2023

A monster typhoon is on a collision course with Nugget Creek, threatening to rip the gold from Dustin's grip. With both crews on the verge of striking life-changing gold, they're prepared to stand their ground and fight back against the coming storm.

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