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Open Swim

Open daily starting Monday, May 29th. Make reservations above.

Dates posted through June 25, 2023.  More dates coming soon.

Swimming in a deep, refreshing, natural quarry is the perfect way to cool off in the summer. Located about thirty minutes north of Charlotte, The Quarry at Carrigan Farms is an oasis. Whether you’re seeking relaxation, adventure, or a bit of both, the quarry is the ultimate destination for a day of outdoor fun. Come explore and make memories that will last a lifetime.

When it’s time to refuel, the farm-to-table restaurant serves delicious fresh favorites. The seasonal summer menu features fresh-picked sweet corn with butter, watermelon slices, fresh fruit cups, strawberry lemonade slushies, tangy fresh cucumber cups, as well as classic items like charcoal-grilled hamburgers, grilled hot dogs, and scratch-made pizza. Draft beer and wine are also available. Click for the full menu. Please note that no outside food or beverages are allowed.

At Carrigan Farms, we understand that a good experience is a safe experience. Lifeguards are on duty during open swim, and all visitors entering the water must wear a life jacket unless they pass our swim test. Life jackets are provided or you may bring your own. We stock a variety of sizes of life jackets ranging from XXL (60 inch chest) to infant (minimum of 30 pounds). The swim test is open to anyone 12 years and above, and assesses endurance, treading, quality of stroke, level of comfort in the water, and other attributes. Children under 12 must wear a life jacket at all times. All swimming is at your own risk. For more information about the swim test process please click here.

Open swim admission also includes catch-and-release fishing at our two farm ponds which are stocked with bass, bream, and crappie, making for a great day out for anglers of all skill levels. Be sure to bring your own fishing gear.

We want you to have a hassle-free day out in the sun. Don’t forget to bring your towel, sunblock, swimwear, sunglasses, hat, and a blanket or chair. Reserve your spot in advance by paying a non-refundable $5 per person deposit. Upon arrival, we’ll give you a $5 off coupon to use at the restaurant. The remaining admission fee is due when you arrive; cash only. Also, for a faster check-in, be sure to have all waivers completed in advance.  Note that once you make your reservation, the link to fill out your waiver is included in the confirmation email.

We do not allow large rafts, paddle boards, kayaks, boats, or pets. Also, smoking is prohibited at the farm. The weather may be unpredictable, but our quarry is open come rain or shine. For updates, visit our website, and please note that we do not offer rain checks.

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.


Strawberry picking begins in late April. Open swim begins in late May and is available all summer. Apple picking begins in September. The pumpkin patch and haunted trail are open in October and we are currently taking reservations for weddings, company picnics and Christmas parties.