ABOUT OUR LOCATION

Cook’s Valley Campground is a festival site unlike any other. It is a rare gem; a breathtaking locale that amazingly juxtaposes a sense of remoteness with surprisingly easy accessibility. Adjacent to US Highway 101 on the border of Humboldt & Mendocino counties, just 3.5 hours north of San Francisco, Cook’s Valley is tucked along the Eel River under towering Redwood trees. The festival grounds feature deep swimming holes, the largest Redwood grove used for camping, and plenty of space to stretch out. Northern Nights Music Festival is a unique and safe experience for both newcomers and seasoned campers.

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ADDRESS:

83950 Road 442E, Piercy, CA 95587

Only 190 miles north of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, Cook’s Valley Campground is easily accessible from US Highway 101. The festival entrance will be well marked and you won’t miss it!

From the South:

Pass the Second sign for Piercy and you are only three miles away. Look for the festival signs, Northern Nights is on your right.

From the North:

Pass through Richardson Grove State Park and you are only one mile away. Look for festival signs, Northern Nights is on your left.


 

Everything you need to get prepared for the weekend of a lifetime

NEED-TO-KNOW

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➤ NNMF BASICS

➤ DO'S & DON'TS

➤ WHAT TO BRING

➤ TICKET POLICIES

➤ ADA ACCESSIBILITY

➤ PROHIBITED ITEMS

Get all your questions answered before you #MakeTheJourney 

NNMF FAQ

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➤ WHAT TIME DOES THE GATE OPEN?

➤ ARE THERE SHOWERS AVAILABLE?

➤ DOES IT GET COLD AT NIGHT?

➤ WHen does the music go until?

➤ Is there free drinking water or should I bring my own?

➤ Does my ticket include camping?

➤ I have a ticketing question or issue.

➤ Can I bring a camp stove?

Leave no trace 

SUSTAINABILITY

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FROM VENDORS TO VOLUNTEERS TO VIPS, SUSTAINABILITY IS INTEGRAL TO EVERY ASPECT OF NORTHERN NIGHTS.

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We have forgotten how to be good guests, how to walk lightly on the earth as it’s other creatures do.” – Barbara Ward

It is easy to forget our influential role in our ecosystems. Ecosystems are composed of living and non-living entities, and can be massive (on the scale of a solar system) or tiny (one drop of water). Northern Nights exists in a diverse ecosystem that ranges from Redwoods to rocks to endangered salmon. Bald eagles often appear, as do river otters, and the occasional hippy. The Cooks Valley ecosystem is not only diverse, but also sensitive to disturbance.

South Fork Eel

Running through the campground is the South Fork Eel River, draining fresh water through steep and rugged forested canyons before finally meeting the Pacific Ocean 65 miles to the northwest. The Eel River Watershed is the third largest in California and is of utmost importance, not just to the wild animal and plant communities, but also to humans across the state.