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Douglas is a residential area located on the northeast coast of Douglas Island in southeastern Alaska. It's the only residential community on the island and has a population of approximately 3,000 residents. The population of the entire island is about 5,000. The community of Douglas is home to the only traditional school that serves the elementary aged children on the island. The community also has a public library, a few restaurants and bars and post office. Douglas Island is 17 miles long, 8 miles at its widest point and has 42 miles of shoreline. The island was discovered by George Vancouver in 1793 and named for John Douglas, who was then the Earl of Salisbury. Gold was discovered on the island in 1881 by French Pete Erussard who later sold his claims to John Treadwell for $400. The Treadwell Mine went on to produce over sixty-two million dollars in gold until the mine caved in and was flooded on April 22, 1917. In 1910 Douglas was the largest city in southeast Alaska and the Treadwell Mine was one of the largest mines in the world. Douglas lies within the city and borough of the city of Juneau. A federally recognized tribe is located in the community called the Douglas Indian Association.

Surrounding areas: Juneau, Alaska (2.3 mi)

Douglas Vacation Rentals

Douglas Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Silverbow Inn & Restaurant120 Second StJuneau, AK1.9 mi.(907) 586-4146
Westmark Baranof Hotel127 North Franklin StJuneau, AK1.9 mi.(800) 544-0970
Beachside Villa Inn3120 Douglas HwyJuneau, AK2.0 mi.(907) 463-5531
Cashen Quarters315 Gold StJuneau, AK2.0 mi.(907) 586-9863
The Prospector Hotel375 Whittier StJuneau, AK2.0 mi.(907) 586-3737
Alaska Victorian Inn434 Willoughby AveJuneau, AK2.1 mi.(907) 586-4200
The Driftwood Lodge435 West Willoughby AveJuneau, AK2.1 mi.(907) 586-2280
Thibodeaus Apartments465 Whittier StJuneau, AK2.1 mi.(907) 780-4708
Alaska Suites Juneau2141C-2145B Crowhill DrJuneau, AK2.2 mi.(907) 789-3772
Extended Stay Deluxe1800 Shell Simmons RdJuneau, AK2.2 mi.(907) 790-6435
Juneau Hotel1200 W 9th StJuneau, AK2.2 mi.(907) 586-5666
The Highlands Vacation Rental421 Judy LnJuneau, AK2.6 mi.(907) 463-5404
Breakwater Inn1711 Glacier AveJuneau, AK2.7 mi.(907) 586-6303
Super 8 Motel2295 Trout StJuneau, AK9.4 mi.(907) 789-4858
Juneau Airport Travelodge9200 Glacier HwyJuneau, AK9.5 mi.(907) 789-9700
Best Western Country Lane Inn9300 Glacier HwyJuneau, AK9.6 mi.(907) 789-6005
Best Western Grandma's Feather Bed2358 Mendenhall Loop RdJuneau, AK9.8 mi.(907) 789-5005
Frontier Suites Airport Hotel9400 Glacier HwyJuneau, AK9.9 mi.(907) 790-6600
A Cove House2200 Fritz Cove RdJuneau, AK11.2 mi.(907) 789-3094
Pearson's Pond Luxury Lodging4541 Sawa CirJuneau, AK11.5 mi.(888) 658-6328
Bed & Breakfast
Green House Private Cottage269 A Gastineau AveJuneau, AK2.2 mi.(907) 463-2555
Jorgenson House635 Alder StJuneau, AK2.5 mi.(907) 789-9532
Fireweed House Bed And Breakfast8530 N Douglas HwyJuneau, AK7.0 mi.(800) 586-3885
Cozy Log Bed & Breakfast8668 Dudley StJuneau, AK10.1 mi.(907) 789-2582
Architectural Ambiance Bed & Breakfast Suite3085 Mountainwood CirJuneau, AK10.3 mi.(907) 789-1760
Glacier Trail Bed & Breakfast1081 Arctic CirJuneau, AK12.2 mi.(907) 789-5646

Douglas Weather & Climate

The Southeastern Panhandle Region of Alaska has a humid continental climate, although it borders on being a subarctic climate. The moderating influence comes from the proximity to the Pacific Ocean. Winters are long and moist - cold, but not frigid. January highs are frequently above freezing. Spring, summer and autumn are cool to mild. Snowfall averages 84 inches and occurs mainly from November through March. Yearly rainfall varies, depending on location, but averages between 55 to 90 inches. Spring is the driest season and September and October are the wettest months. Some have described this region as "a cooler version of Seattle."

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 30°F 20°F 6.89 in. -
February 34°F 23°F 6.16 in. -
March 39°F 27°F 5.71 in. -
April 48°F 33°F 4.93 in. -
May 55°F 40°F 5.37 in. -
June 61°F 46°F 4.58 in. -
July 64°F 49°F 5.27 in. -
August 63°F 48°F 7.22 in. -
September 56°F 43°F 11.19 in. -
October 46°F 37°F 13.52 in. -
November 37°F 28°F 7.99 in. -
December 33°F 24°F 8.15 in. -

Douglas Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Juneau International airport (JNU) located about 8 miles northwest of Douglas in Juneau, Alaska and the Gustavus airport (GST) located approximately 49 miles west of Douglas in Gustavus, Alaska.

Douglas Attractions

Golf Courses
Mendenhall Golf CourseJuneauAK1.9 mi.
Ski Areas
EaglecrestJuneauAK2.2 mi.

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