Cool off at the Carrigan Farms quarry this summer

Summer is in the air, which means it's time to take a dip in local rivers and lakes. But what about a quarry?

MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Carrigan Farms in Mooresville is often thought of as the place to get your pumpkin in the fall, but in the summer time, their quarry turns into a splash zone.

Starting next week, you can enjoy open swim with friends and family.

The quarry has a deep history within the community. It was formed back in the 1960s. The rock was used to build I-77. Now, it’s 25 feet deep and used for irrigating Carrigan Farms. And in the summer time, swimmers can take a dive.

“There’s pools everywhere,” says owner, Doug Carrigan. “But this is just natural body of water.”

Doug Carrigan and his family focus heavily on safety. Kids ages 11 and under must wear a life jacket. Life guards are always on duty, and older kids must take a swim test to prove their abilities to swim without a life jacket.

“Safety is real important to us,” Carrigan says. “We don’t want anybody to get hurt at all, and the one thing about this, the water’s 25 feet deep. If you can hit the water, you’re gonna be safe. If you don’t hit the water, you’re a pretty poor jumper.”

The Quarry is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday during the summertime from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
 

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