The Joplin Spook Light

When my husband and I were dating, we went out to try to find the Joplin Spook Light. We didn’t end up seeing it, but maybe you would. You should go!

-Sarah B., as told to ts

Directions to the Spook Light

Take Interstate 44 west of Joplin, Missouri and then take the Route 43 Exit and go south – Turn onto Coyote Road (Right) off Route 43 and pass through Hornet – Take another right onto Gum Road – Take Left onto State Line Road – Take the first Right to what is called “Spook Light Road” – You’ll likely see markings on the road where people park and watch for the light

This is only a four-mile stretch of road that extends into Oklahoma. At a dip in the road, park your vehicle. There will be a field on your right side, facing left. This is the best location and you should see a slight rise ahead of you to the west and a much steeper hill behind you. Be sure to park your vehicle as far to the side of the road as you can (we suggest turning around with your car facing back toward Missouri) and watch out for any oncoming cars. Be careful and stay on the road so that you are not trespassing.

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