Your first visit here will tell you that “Eureka” truly means “I found it!” This is where the people you see on the streets and downtown give you a friendly hello, nod or wave. Eureka and the surrounding communities of Rexford, West Kootenai, Fortine, Trego and Stryker all make up the Tobacco Valley. We are located in Northwest Montana near the Canadian border and are nestled between two mountain ranges. Our beautiful Tobacco Valley offers acres upon acres of outdoor recreation. Did you know that only 11% of Lincoln County is privately owned? The remaining acreage is public lands managed by U.S. Forest Service and the State of Montana. The Tobacco Valley boasts one of the states mildest climates, the most diverse scenery and an abundance of wildlife. The majestic Mount Ksanka dominates the Rocky Mountains that surround and protect this beautiful valley.
The outdoor recreational opportunities are endless and we have several area lakes to choose from. Just to name a few are Lake Koocanusa (offering over 60 miles of water), Glen Lake, Sophie Lake, Tetrault or Carpenter Lake, Dickey Lake and several remote, high mountain lakes. You can camp in one of the many Kootenai National Forest campgrounds or go fishing, hiking, horseback riding and snowmobiling just about anywhere, including the beautiful Ten Lakes Scenic Area. There’s rock climbing at Stone Hill, fishing in countless rivers and creeks, mountain biking, swimming, boating, skiing or golfing at one of the two new golf courses. You can find it all here in the Tobacco Valley and you won’t have to share it with many. Montana is the 4th largest state and has only about one million people in it. You can find more people within the city of Seattle!
Don’t let the remoteness and privacy of this little valley scare you away. We are within an hour drive of two world class downhill ski resorts; one in Fernie, British Columbia and the other at Big Mountain, Whitefish. It’s just an hour drive to Glacier International Airport or Glacier National Park and 4 hours to Spokane, Washington or Calgary, Alberta. We are 7 miles from the Canadian border and 65 miles from Libby, our county seat.