Open Swim

Open Swim has concluded for 2019. Please visit again in 2020.

Located in Mooresville, NC, The Quarry at Carrigan Farms, LLC is a natural, spring fed, body of water where swimming is enjoyed by many. Mined in the late 1960’s for its granite stone, once a spring was discovered, the quarry filled with water and is now a favorite spot for those wanting to cool off in the summer.

At select times The Quarry is open to individuals. Cost is $15 per person and cash or check are accepted for payment, but not credit or debit cards. All attendees are charged admission, even if they do not wish to swim. Please note that we are ONLY open for open swim at the dates and times listed here: Open Swim Dates and Times – Click here.

The following are prohibited: smoking, alcoholic beverages, glass bottles of any type, grilling and cooking on site, dogs / other pets, large rafts, paddle boards. Open Swim is an alcohol-free event. Please do not bring alcoholic beverages. You may bring a picnic lunch and non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy while at the quarry.

Children ages 11 and under are required to wear a life jacket at all times while swimming in the quarry. Life jackets are provided or you may bring your own. Children that are under 4 years old or weigh less than 30 pounds are not advised to swim in the quarry. Our smallest life jackets are designed for children weighing 30 pounds or more. Persons ages 12 and above (including adults) are eligible to take the swim test. The swim test assesses endurance, treading, and quality of stroke, among other attributes. All grades on the swim test are final and re-testing is not permitted on the same day. When taking the swim test, please demonstrate your best swimming. A grade of PASS on the swim test means that person may elect to swim without a life jacket in the quarry. Those persons who do not want to take the swim test, or who do not pass the swim test, will have to wear a life jacket at all times while swimming in the quarry. The swim test includes, but is not limited to, jumping into the quarry, swimming, and treading water. Regardless of performance on the swim test, all swimming remains at your own risk. All swimming is at your own risk. The water is 25 feet deep. You will not be able to touch the bottom.

All swim test participants will be required to sign a waiver. Those ages 12 -17 will need to have a parent or guardian present to sign their waiver, or bring a signed waiver from home. Click here to access the waiver.

Open swim customers, who bring their own fishing gear, are also permitted to enjoy catch-and-release fishing at our two farm ponds during open swim. The ponds have bass, bream and crappie. Fishing is not permitted in The Quarry, or at non-open swim times. All fishing is catch-and-release, meaning that the fish cannot be taken home and must be returned to the pond.

Open swim guests should enter at the Carrigan Farms West Entrance to get to the quarry. The address for GPS purposes is 1213 Oak Ridge Farm Hwy, Mooresville NC 28115.

Weather note: Summer weather forecasts often include a chance of rain. We will be open rain or shine unless otherwise noted on this page of our website, so there is no need to call and ask if we are open or not due to weather. If we close for rain, we will update that information on this page. Therefore, if it is not listed as “closed for rain” then we are open on the dates and times listed. Note: we do not offer rain checks, this means if we close early for rain, we will not offer refunds or passes for another day.