Open Swim

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.

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 below.

At select times (listed below), The Quarry is open to individuals. Cost is $12 per person and cash or check are accepted for payment, but not credit or debit cards. Please note that we are ONLY open for open swim at the dates and times listed below. At times not listed, we are not open for open swim.

OPEN SWIM DATES & TIMES 2017 (Weather Permitting):
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM
Thursday, August 24, 2017 from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM
Friday, August 25, 2017 from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM
Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 4:30 PM until 9:00 PM *RESERVATION ONLY, CLICK FOR INFO*
Sunday, August 27, 2017 from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM
Saturday, September 2, 2017 from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM
Monday, September 4, 2017 from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM

During open swim times, smoking, alcoholic beverages, cooking on site, and bringing your own dog (canine) are prohibited, however you may bring a picnic lunch and non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy while at the quarry. Please place all of your trash into the provided trash cans. Open Swim is an alcohol-free event. Please do not bring alcoholic beverages.

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. 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.

You may bring an inflatable float such as an inner-tube or small blow up mat; however, you may not bring very large rafts that accommodate multiple people.  These rafts are too large and obstruct the lifeguards’ view. If your float seats more than one person, it will be considered too large.

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. Please check this page often, as more dates may be added regularly throughout the summer.