Fort Bragg, North Carolina

4 Reasons to Swim in Fayetteville at Chalmer’s Pool

Looking for somewhere to swim in Fayetteville? Here’s your solution!

Our first Carolina summer was a HOT one! A heat index that regularly topped 100 degrees, paired with the stifling southern humidity meant that we desperately needed to find a watering hole. Luckily, I found Chalmer’s pool when making my Fort Bragg Bucket List and it quickly became our go-to summer hangout spot.

Where to swim near Fort Bragg: the tire swing at Chalmer's Pool in Fayetteville.

I took the kids to swim in Fayetteville at least once a week last summer. And I have every intention of doing the same this year. The pool opens up Memorial Day weekend and we can’t wait!

Here are 4 reasons you should spend a hot afternoon at Chalmer’s Pool:

1. Two separate pools!

There are 2 pools at the park! And both pools are well-maintained. The water is always clean and clear every time we visit. 
 
One pool is a 6-lane lap pool with depths that range from 3 to 5 feet. It has both steps and ladders to enter and exit. This is where most of the adults and older kids swim. They even leave a lane open at the edge of the pool, for those who want to swim laps.
Big lap pool at Chalmer's Pool at Seabrook Park in Fayetteville, NC
 The second pool is a ‘kiddie’ pool that has a zero-entry wading area with a maximum depth of 2 feet. This one has a little playground area and is where you can find the younger kids and toddlers hanging out.
Kiddie pool near Fort Bragg at Seabrook Park in Fayetteville

 2. A water playground!

What’s better than a water playground in the middle of the pool?
 
A water playground with a water slide AND a tire swing…that’s what! 
Water playground in Chalmer's Pool in Fayetteville, North CarolinaMy kids (ages 6 and 4) were in heaven!
Honestly, they were as excited about this little playground as if I had taken them to a full-scale water park. They love sliding into the water, spinning around on the tire swing, and hanging out in the tunnel.
where to swim near Fort Bragg: kid playing on the water playground at Chalmer's Pool in Fayetteville, NC

3. Snacks are encouraged!

Not only are you allowed to bring your own snacks and drinks to the pool with you, but there is a snack bar inside the facility! They sell everything from nachos to ice cream cones.
You are allowed to bring coolers to the pool with you, but you should check out the rules first. The website has guidelines for what size coolers are allowed.
kid eating Popsicle at Chalmer's Pool in Fayetteville, NC

4. The price is right!

The admission fee for Chalmer’s Pool is phenomenal! It is only $1 for kids (12 and under) and $2 for anyone over 13. That’s a whopping total of $4 for me and both kids.
After you pay to enter, you get a colored wristband. That means you are free to come and go as you please, without having to pay to re-enter. You can’t beat that!
tire swing at Chalmer's Pool in Fayetteville, NC
 
I definitely recommend this pool to anyone looking for somewhere to swim in Fayetteville or Fort Bragg area. You won’t regret it!
 
The pool not your scene? Looking for something more natural? Try out to White Lake instead!
4 Reasons to Visit Chalmer's Pool In Fayetteville, NC
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