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: 1/22/2023Network:Discovery
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Royal Flush
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7.99
175 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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Dakota Fred Takes Charge
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7.88
95 votes

#2 - 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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Homemade Highway to Hell
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7.85
78 votes

#3 - 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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Cut and Run
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7.82
124 votes

#4 - 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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7.81
126 votes

#5 - 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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7.78
175 votes

#6 - 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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7.77
178 votes

#7 - 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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The Widow Maker
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7.77
188 votes

#8 - 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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Curse of the Gold Gods
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7.76
132 votes

#9 - 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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Blackout
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7.76
135 votes

#10 - 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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The Nugget Trap
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7.75
201 votes

#11 - 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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Enter the Superclaw
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7.75
185 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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Fortune Favors the Bold
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7.75
118 votes

#13 - 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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Burned Alive
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7.73
207 votes

#14 - 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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A Golden Opportunity
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7.73
136 votes

#15 - A Golden Opportunity

Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired 3/11/2022

Dustin prospects new ground. Fred leads the crews as the creek rages.

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The Last Stand
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7.73
124 votes

#16 - The Last Stand

Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/18/2022

In the season finale, Dustin's return inspires a final push to get a life-changing pile of gold from McKinley Creek before winter freezes them out. Kayla calls one last Hail Mary play to reach House Rock bedrock payday.

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Into the Unknown
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7.72
109 votes

#17 - 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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In Too Deep
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7.71
120 votes

#18 - 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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Too Close for Comfort
star
7.70
196 votes

#19 - 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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The Motherload
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7.70
135 votes

#20 - The Motherload

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/25/2022

Dustin is within inches of bedrock gold at the Chute, but intense pressure causes one crewmember to crack. Kayla battles the mammoth dive site at House Rock, but attempts to keep the site safe backfire and a close call sets them back weeks.

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Sacrifice & Sabotage
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7.70
182 votes

#21 - Sacrifice & Sabotage

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/15/2019

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.

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Landslide
star
7.70
175 votes

#22 - Landslide

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/22/2019

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.

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End of the Rainbow
star
7.70
173 votes

#23 - End of the Rainbow

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/17/2020

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.

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Depths of Despair
star
7.70
136 votes

#24 - Depths of Despair

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/29/2021

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.

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Under Pressure
star
7.68
132 votes

#25 - Under Pressure

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/26/2021

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.

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