The BEST Episodes of Gold Rush: White Water
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 21, 2021
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 - Buried Alive
Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired Mar 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.
#3 - 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.
#4 - 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.
#5 - To The Edge
Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 12, 2021
Determined to add to his season's record-breaking gold haul, Dustin pushes his luck to the very edge, as a freak accident sends him hurtling out of control towards the 80 foot drop at McKinley falls.
#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 - 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.
#8 - 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.
#9 - 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.
#10 - In Too Deep
Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 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.
#11 - 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.
#12 - 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.
#13 - Under Pressure
Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 26, 2021
Dustin’s crew make an exciting discovery that pushes them to test their limits. Fred’s crew is dangerously deep and under pressure to get down to bedrock tests them all.
#14 - 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.
#15 - Good As Gold
Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 20, 2020
The Dakota Boys race against time and put their new crew members to the test to rebuild their mine sites and haul heavy equipment to the Trifecta and Rockfall Ravine. Their first dive is golden and promises a successful season.
#16 - Depths of Despair
Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 29, 2021
The Dakota Boys are close to a huge gold cleanup; Ryan faces his worst fears as he dives deeper than ever into a crumbling, narrow 14-foot hole; Carlos finally hits bedrock at Rockfall Ravine and reveals that this dive site could pay out huge.
#17 - 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.
#18 - 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.
#19 - Dustin to the Rescue
Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 22, 2021
Fred turns to his son Dustin for help when he uncovers a giant overhanging boulder at The Trifecta on the side wall that threatens to kill any diver below it. But tensions run high once Dustin takes control of Fred's operation.
#20 - Swallowed Up
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 27, 2020
Carlos, Dustin and James battle the fastest and most violent rapids they've ever dove in. They must engineer a way to slow the rapids down or risk being washed over the 80-foot waterfall. A faulty dredge valve on Fred's operation becomes explosive.
#21 - 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.
#22 - 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.
#23 - 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.
#24 - Happy Endings
Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 8, 2021
Dustin calls on local legend "The Pirate" for help cracking a boulder blocking him from the richest ground of his life. After Fred is forced to put all diving on hold, Paul returns and they're on track to get gold for the first time this season.
#25 - 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.