DescriptionLocated in the Tobacco River Valley 7 miles south of the Canadian border, Eureka was settled in the 1880s. Fur trader and explorer David Thompson passed through the valley in the early 1880s, an event commemorated each April during Rendezvous Days. Recreational activities, including fishing, kayaking, swimming, water skiing and ice-skating, are available on 90-mile-long Lake Koocanusa, 4 miles west of town, as well as on numerous smaller lakes in the vicinity. Huckleberries abound in the clearings of area forests.
Seven-mile Flathead Tunnel, the second longest railroad tunnel in the country, is 16 miles south of US 93 on Fortine Creek Road (FR 36). The tunnel was built in 1970 when the rising waters of Lake Koocanusa behind Libby Dam forced the railroad to relocate.
Visitor InfoEureka Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center 2 Dewey Ave. EUREKA, MT 59917. Phone:(406)889-4636
Things to SeeTobacco Valley Historical Village