Grey Cloud Island

Grey Cloud Island is a sleepy area near Cottage Grove nestled into the Mississippi River. There’s a lot of fishing and only a few roads. Several large homes and farms are on the island and no real retail or public sites. The legend is a Dakota woman named “Grey Cloud” was the daughter of a chief. She lived there (it was originally a Dakota settlement) and her spirit is sometimes seen as a green light that floats around the island. While the island is famous for paranormal activity, it’s also famous for residents not wanting the attention. Supposedly a white pick up chases off would-be visitors, and the historically significant cemetery that is on the island is not labeled and is fenced off behind 2 locked gates with camera and no-tresspassing signs. I’m looking into ways to visit with permission, but it doesn’t look good at the moment….

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