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Zap is a small town in the rolling hills of Western North Dakota. It has a population of about 290 people.


The name of the town is thought to come from Zapp, a coal mining town in Scotland.

Get in[edit]

  • By car: about 25 miles north of I-94, via State Hy. 40, then west on Hy. 200, approximately 5 miles. It is located about 15 miles south of Lake Sakakawea, the large man-made lake behind Garrison dam.

Get around[edit]





  • T & G Grocery & Grill.


  • Lignite Bar.
  • Little Dipper Bar & Lounge, 206 Main St, +1 701 948-2882.


  • Zap City Park RV Area (In the city park), +1 701 948-2256, fax: +1 701 948-2247. Tent camping, 18 RV sites, 13 with full hookups and cement pad, 5 electric with gravel pads, waste station, fresh water.
  • Beaver Bay Recreation Area (located north of town), +1 701 948-2256. Primitive campground with vault toilet.

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