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Douglas is a very small town in the Lakes and Gardens area of North Dakota. It has a population of about 64 people. Its elevation is 2,055 feet above sea level.


Douglas is located north of Lake Sakakawea, about 35 miles south and west of Minot. It is between Max and Ryder on the CPR line.

Get in[edit]

  • By car: from Bismarck, travel north on US-83 about 70 miles. About 3 miles past Max, just as you enter Ward County, turn west on two-lane paved road to Douglas, about 9 miles.

Get around[edit]

No public transportation is available to, from or in Douglas.


  • Douglas Centennial Museum, +1 701 529-4493. Open by appointment. Exhibits from the towns early years, including business, church, and school artifacts.


  • Hiddenwood Lake (7 miles south of Makoti). Fishing for pike, walleye, and perch.
  • Makoti Lake (5 miles south of Makoti). Fishing for pike and perch.
  • North Carlson Lake (8 miles east of Ryder). Fishing for pike and perch.
  • South Carlson Lake (8 miles east of Ryder). Fishing for pike and perch.
  • Hunting. Sharp-tailed grouse, ring-necked pheasant, hungarian partridge, sandhill crane, wild turkey, white-tailed deer, fox and coyote. Check here for seasons licenses.





There are no public accommodations in Douglas; the nearest are in Minot.

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