Hearst Castle is open and can be reached from the north via Highway 101 to Paso Robles, and from the south via Cambria and Paso Robles.


There are several wellheads scattered in the Hearst Castle gardens. These are structures that once were placed over a water well. This one is marble and has been fitted as a fountain. Its origin and date are not known. It is Renaissance in style and might be Italian, 16th century. At one time it was in the JP Morgan collection.