Hearst Castle Closed Due To Emergency Road Repairs

Due to significant storms that caused damage to the roadway leading up to the Historic Monument, Hearst Castle is temporarily closed. California State Parks is dedicated to making sure that all measures are taken to ensure visitor safety. We have activated an emergency contract process to expedite the necessary road repairs. The work is expected to take 6 to 9 months. Once completed, Hearst Castle will welcome back visitors. To learn more, please visit our News/Projects page.

Hearst Castle tours and the Visitor Center is currently closed. When we reopen, advanced reservations will be required to visit Hearst Castle and/or the Visitor Center

Interested in working at Hearst Castle or one of the other many California State Park units?

For more information on careers and job openings with California State Parks, please visit or browse the California State Parks website at Live The Parks Life.

There are also seasonal and part-time opportunities available.

California State Parks offers careers in many disciplines such as operations, maintenance, resource management, interpretation, and park planning. We are proud of our commitment to develop the fullest potential in our employees and provide leadership development to prepare employees for challenges of the future.

As part of the California State Park System, most of these positions are filled through the State Civil Service System. In order to apply for positions, you should first review the process for taking exams and the requirements for the positions.  A  tool is available to assist you in following these procedures.