Smarties, we’re super excited to announce that our FAVORITE swimming spot near the QC is opening this weekend. The Quarry at Carrigan Farms opens TOMORROW!
Located just outside Charlotte in Mooresville, The Quarry is fed by an underground spring and rimmed in rock that rises to 70 feet – it’s absolutely stunning. The water is emerald green and blue with gray granite cliffs and a white, sandy beach – it’s perfect for a family picnic and swimming on a hot Carolina day. What I love about the Quarry is it has no age barriers – kids ages 4 (I recommend this outing if all of your kids can swim) all the way through high school and college will enjoy the Quarry just as much as you do. Your entire fam will enjoy cliff jumping, rope swinging, swimming, lounging, volleyball, and more.
2020 Upgrades to The Quarry:
New Quarry Kitchen – Take-out window open during your visit for favorites like the “Quarry Burger” and snow cones, as well as fresh items that change daily.
New wider boardwalk – The expanded walkway will give everyone plenty of space to “social distance.”
A concrete ramp at the shallow end. The tiny rocks are not there — just nice smooth concrete.
Online Reservation Details:
Guests who reserve in advance pay a $5 per person deposit at the time of reservation, then, upon arrival on the day of their visit, receive a $5 dining voucher to use at the Quarry Kitchen that day. The remaining portion of admission is due when reserved guests arrive at the farm. Note: that cash or paper check are the only forms of payment accepted at the door. The reservation window to book, modify, or cancel a reservation stays open until 24 hours before the start time of any given open swim. After that time the reservation window closes and the $5 per person deposit becomes non-refundable. Please also note that walk-in customers will be limited to any remaining availability and will not receive a $5 dining voucher.
Cost is $15 per person Mon-Fri and $20 per person on weekends and holidays.
Make sure you sign an online waiver prior to arrival and bring with you on your visit.
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.
What Not to Bring:
There are no coolers allowed at Open Swim. Please don’t bring pets: dogs, cats, baby goats, etc. Also, please do not bring alcoholic beverages or glass bottles of any sort. Grilling and cooking on site is not permitted. Also, please don’t bring large rafts, paddle boards, kayaks or boats.