Beat the heat: Go for a swim at Carrigan Farms quarry

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — The summer heat is on, and one of the best ways to cool down is to take a dip.

Carrigan Farms in Mooresville is home to a natural, spring-fed oasis. It’s a quarry filled with blue water surrounded by gray granite cliffs and a white-sand beach. Luckily, the farm hosts open swim dates throughout the summer.

It costs $15 per person to swim Monday through Thursday, and $20 Friday through Sunday (and holidays). The farm accepts cash or checks at the gate.

This year, to help limit the number of visiting, advance reservations are required. To make a reservation, a $5 deposit per person is required. On the day of your visit, you’ll receive a $5 voucher to use at the Quarry Kitchen for food or drinks in return.

On open swim days, lifeguards are on duty; however, all swimmers must wear a life jacket unless they have passed the farm’s swim test. You must be 12 or older to take the swim test.

Children age 11 and younger are required to wear a life jacket.

The farm provides life jackets, or you may bring your own.

For more information on open swim days at the quarry, click here.