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The Tobacco Valley hosts many annual events. The big kick off to the event season starts with Rendezvous Days, the last weekend in April every year.
Then comes popular events like Trash to Flash & The West Kootenai Amish Auction both in June.
The Mount Marston Biker Rally & Tobacco Valley Rodeo are both in July, which then lead up to another big annual event: The Eureka Montana Quilt show the first weekend in August.
Finishing up August is The Lincoln County Fair, with it's highlight event: The Bull Thing - PBR Touring Pro! Come watch world class bull riders battle it out!
Coming into September - Snagging on the Tobacco River opens on September 15th annually, watch the river turn red with Kokanee Salmon.
While this is not a complete list of events, this does highlight many of the popular annual attractions in the Tobacco Valley.
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The Tobacco Valley boasts some of the best biking opportunities in the country. From leisurely rides on paved roads to white knuckled single track, the valley has every option. No matter the choice, spectacular views will be had.
Road biking hot-spots include Airport Road, Sophie Lake Road and Indian Creek Road where folks encounter rolling hills with beautiful 360° views throughout each ride. The Great Divide Mountain Bike Race travels these same roads on its way to Jasper National Park or Antelope Wells, New Mexico.
Mountain bike options include riding the Rails to Trails along the Tobacco River or any of the United States Forest Service Trails that abound in the area. A popular route is riding up the Mount Marston Lookout Road and riding down one of three Forest Service Trails to Highway 93.
No matter the biking preference, the Tobacco Valley will not disappoint!
The Tobacco Valley has many large and small bodies of water. Generally the lakes open up from their freeze in April and are available for use until late fall.
If you enjoy the thrills of sailing or water sports, Lake Koocanusa, Glen Lake and Dickey Lake are your hot spots. If you are looking for a slip to park your watercraft, Abayance Bay Marina just past Rexford is the place for you. You can find more information about Abayance Bay here!
The Tobacco, Stillwater and Kootenai Rivers are the destination for kayak and smaller personal water crafts. The Rapids really roar during the spring run off and provide some amazing adventures.
With so many bodies of water in Lincoln county, you can find fishing at every turn. If you enjoy being out on the larger bodies of water, Lake Koocanusa is your game with several species of Trout, Kokanee Salmon and Burbot.
If you prefer fly fishing or stream fishing, The Tobacco and Kootenai Rivers are great destinations. With so many bodies of water in the area, you can find fishing everywhere you look.
Don't forget in September, the Tobacco River turns Red with the run of Kokanee salmon. Snagging season begins September 15th of every year.
Just minutes from downtown Eureka are two premier golf courses sure to please any golf enthusiast.
Indian Springs Ranch is an 18 hole links style course located one mile north of town on Highway 93. Featuring a driving range, putting green and all the amenities from their Eagles Nest Pub and Golf Shop.
To learn more about Indain Springs Ranch, click here!
The Wilderness Club is a championship style course designed by Sir Nick Faldo. Nestled on 550 acres a short 10 minutes outside of Eureka on Sophie Lake Road. This challenging course features everything a golfer looks for.
Both premier golf courses in the Tobacco Valley also provide living opportunities as they continue to grow with residential homes surrounding the locations.
To learn more about The Wilderness Club, click here!
Information coming soon!
For many, the first view of Eureka is the Historical Village, located at 4 Dewey Avenue as you drop into the downtown area. It is the hub for several events and the starting point for The Eureka River Walk and Kootenai Rails to Trails. Many historic building reside at the village, some even dating back to the late 1880's.
During Rendezvous Days, it becomes a market paradise and during the Quilt show, you will find many artistically crafted quilts hanging from the structures. The Fewkes Museum has many late era artifacts and is open from May to September.
If you have a few moments, stop by and see the wonderfully preserved buildings, begin your stroll on the River Walk, have a picnic lunch in the park and catch Shakespeare in the Park annually in August.
With 2.2 million acres of public land in the Kootenai National Forest, the Tobacco Valley is definitely a wide open Hunters paradise with Large and Small game galore. Known for abundant Deer and Elk populations, many hunters make the Tobaco Valley their hunting destination.
Information coming soon!
The Eureka River Walk is a great place to come and walk with the family and see nature at its best. Along the trail you can see a wide variety of animals and is a wonderful place to watch birds.
With large trees overhanging high above the trail one really gets a sense of peace. Early mornings will find many local residents on the trail enjoying what has become a true work of love by the community
Rails to Trails starts off from the Historical Village and follows the Tobacco River down towards it's mouth where it enters Lake Koocanusa. Just like the River Walk, you will see plenty of wildlife during your stroll down the trail.
Located by the Airstrip at Crystal Lakes Resort, the Stone Henge Air Museum takes you through a history of Aviation. By reservation only, the Air Museum hosts many early era 20th century air crafts, engines and artifacts.
While taking your tour, you will also get a glimpse at the namesake Stone Henge replica that is a centerpiece of Crystal Lakes private restort.
To learn more about Stone Henge Air Museum, click here!