Is Gold Rush: White Water coming back for season 7?

Gold Rush: White Water season seven is arriving in March of 2024, and it seems like the show is right back on track.

Now that the season is done and dusted, we can all admit what we have been thinking all along: the most recent season of Gold Rush: White Water was a mess on-screen, and off.

And, between the weather delays, the changing crew and the show’s unexpected mid-season hiatus, it has been very difficult to keep track of it all. Fortunately, we have some news, which should hopefully clear up any lingering confusion.

Where the show is now and where it is going

Some sources have listed the previous season of Gold Rush: White Water as two separate seasons (season six and season seven).However, they were indeed originally filmed and slated as just one, sixth season which was split into two parts (we have summed this all up below).

This means that the new season, which has just officially been announced and will be hitting our screens later this year on March 8, 2024, is the show’s seventh season.

If things continue to run smoothly, Gold Rush: White Water could even return for an eighth season (and a ninth, and so on) at some point in the future.

Recapping Gold Rush: White Water season 6

If it all still seems a bit confusing, looking at the summary for Gold Rush: White Water season six, may help to clarify things. All in all, Gold Rush: White Water season six spanned over six months, and aired as follows:

Part Episodes Initial air dates
Season 6: Part 1 1 to 8 November 15, 2022, to January 3, 2023
Season 6: Part 2 9 to 17 April 14, 2023, to June 9, 2023

This season also included two specials, “Fist Full of Nuggets” and “Golden Goose Chase.”

What is in store for Gold Rush: White Water season 7?

Gold Rush: White Water season six may have been a rollercoaster ride, but there is no guarantee that things will go any smoother for the show’s seventh season.

And even if the team working for Gold Rush: White Water has managed to smooth over the behind-the-scenes issues that were holding up the second half of season six, Dustin and the rest of his team will still have to find a way to overcome all of the challenges posed by the unyielding Alaskan creeks.

The preview trailer that has been released for Gold Rush: White Water season seven reveals just enough to confirm that this new season will be a combination of truly emotional moments, a few close-calls, and even some brilliant victories.

Who will be returning for the new season of Gold Rush: White Water?

Kayla sadly already confirmed that she had decided to part ways with Gold Rush: White Water at the end of season six, though it seems like most of the show’s regular cast will be returning for this new season.

Avid Gold Rush: White Water fans will know that Fred sadly passed away in 2023. However, it seems like his Gold Rush: White Water legacy will live on for many years to come, as he filmed a few scenes which will air in this new season.

The preview for Gold Rush: White Water season seven also confirms that Dustin will be returning as the head of the operation next season.

Fans can also expect other cast members, such as James Hamm, Carlos Minor, and “The Texans” (Paul and Wes Richardson), to return for another season of high-stakes sluicing.

Our predictions for Gold Rush: White Water beyond season 7

If you were to ask any Gold Rush: White Water fan a year ago whether they thought the show had a bright future ahead of it – the answer most likely would have been something along the lines of “they have not even finished the current season.”

But now that there is a brand new season on the way, and judging from the absolutely massive nugget that Dustin finds in this season’s preview video, things seem a whole lot more positive on the Gold Rush: White Water front.

Once Gold Rush: White Water returned to finish the second half of its sixth season in April of 2023; the show quickly shot to the top of Discovery Channel’s most-watched lists, earning a spot among the top 10 unscripted cable series in a prime timeslot among men aged 25 to 45.

And if this new season proves to be just as popular among fans, the network will likely want to keep it around for as many seasons as it possibly can in the near future.

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