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Argo Canoe Livery and Gallup Canoe Livery ​are two locations on the Huron River each offering different river trips, boats and programs.

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River Trips

Argo to Gallup River Trip - 3.7 miles, 1.5 hours

The Argo to Gallup River Trip starts with kayaking or rafting the Argo Cascades, or bypass with a canoe, and ends with a relaxing paddle down the picturesque Huron River. Enjoy an outdoor experience right in the city of Ann Arbor. We provide van transportation back to Argo at the end of your trip.

Argo to Gallup Schedule 

  • Summer Schedule May 27-September 4
    • Every day: start at Argo anytime between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Argo to Gallup Boats

  • $25/canoe or 2-person kayak
  • $20/1-person kayak
  • $68/5-person raft - currently not available due to low water

Barton to Gallup River Trip - 5.7 miles, 2.5 hours

The Barton to Gallup River Trip starts at the Gallup Livery with a van ride upriver to Barton Park. A longer river trip with a 2-mile paddle through Argo Pond,  paddling down the Argo Cascades, and a relaxing paddle down the river current back to Gallup Park.  

Barton to Gallup Schedule 

  • Summer Schedule May 27-September 4
    • Weekends: vans leave Gallup every 20 minutes between 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
    • Weekdays: vans leave Gallup on the hour every hour between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Barton to Gallup Boats

  • $30/2-person kayak
  • $25/1-person kayak
  • Canoes and rafts are not available for this trip

Stillwater Paddles

Argo and Gallup Canoe Livery

Paddle a boat on 2-mile Argo or Gallup Pond where there is little or no current. Great for beginners and families, no van ride needed, just jump in a boat and off you go.  Last boat rented is 6 p.m. which is 2 hours prior to closing.

Gallup Canoe Livery - 2.5 mile Gallup Pond

​Boat ​Time ​Cost
​1-person Kayak ​2 hours​$14/boat
​2-person Kayak/Canoe​2 hours​$18/boat
​Paddleboat​1 hour​$10/boat
​Rowboat​2 hours​$24/boat

Argo Canoe Livery - 2 mile Argo Pond

​Boat ​Time ​Cost
​1-person Kayak ​2 hours​$14/boat
​2-person Kayak/Canoe​2 hours​$18/boat
​Stand Up Paddleboard​2 hour​$20/boat

Rent a Tube

Float down the Argo Cascades, walk back to the top and repeat the fun! One-person per tube, ages 8 years and above. Shoes required (no flip flops). Tubes are just for use in the cascades and do not go down the river to Gallup Park. No van transportation provided for tubes. 

Tube Rental Fee:  $10/tube, 2-hours, Argo Cascades, last tube rental is 6 p.m. for the Argo Livery closes at 8 p.m.

Have Your Own Tube?

Tube the river details on routes to take, where to park and a map of the river. 

Register for a Program

We offer many fun river events and programs such as night paddles, kayak instruction and SUP classes. Register online or if have questions call Gallup Park 734.794.6240.

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Gallup Canoe Livery

3000 Fuller Road
Cheryl Saam, Recreation Supervisor

Summer hours May 27-Sept 4: Every day, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Fall hours Sept 5-Oct 22: Every day, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 

Argo Canoe Livery

1055 Longshore Drive
Cheryl Saam, Recreation Supervisor

Summer hours May 27-Sept 4: Every day, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Fall hours Sept 5-Oct 8: Weekends only 10 a.m.-7 p.m.