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Argo Canoe Livery

Park Features
Boat Launch Canoe/Kayak Rental Canoeing/Kayaking Drinking Fountain Fishing Fishing Dock Grills Natural Area Nature Trails - Unpaved Parking Paved Multi-Use Trail (Non-Motorized) Picnic Shelters Picnic Tables Restrooms Tubing
​​​​​​​​​​Argo Canoe Livery
1055 Longshore Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
734.794.6241
csaam@a2gov.org
Cheryl Saam, Recreation Supervisor

Argo Livery Schedule

Liveries are closed for the season. Contact us by email or phone with questions or to make a 2018 boat reservation.

The Argo Livery is located at the Argo Cascades and features canoes, one-person kayaks, two-person kayaks, five-person rafts, tubes, and stand-up paddleboard rentals.  Also offered are concessions, river merchandise, and river themed programs. We accept credit cards, cash and checks for payment. Dogs are welcome. Come paddle with us for a fun river trip enjoying outdoor adventures with friends and family!

The Gallup Canoe Livery is our downstream location and offers different trips, programs and boats.

We offer river programs! Register for a program.

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Stillwater Paddles - Closed for the season

Paddle a boat in 2-mile Argo Pond where there is little or no current. Great for beginners and families. No van ride needed; just jump in a boat and go! Last boat rented is 5 p.m. and all boats returned by 7 p.m.   

​Boat​TimeCost
​1-person Kayak ​2 hours​$14/boat
​Canoe and 2-person Kayak ​2 hours​$18/boat
​Stand-up Paddleboard​2 hour​$20/boat

River Trips - Closed for the season

Paddle down the river current and we provide a van shuttle upriver.  We offer two river trips, the 1.5 hour Argo to Gallup River Trip and the 2.5 hour Barton to Gallup River Trip, both of which paddle through the Argo Cascades and on down the Huron River through the city of Ann Arbor.  

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Rent a Tube - Closed for the season

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). No coolers. Tubes are just for use in the cascades and do not go down the river to Gallup Park. People average three to four tube rides down the cascades in a two-hour rental. No van transportation provided for tube rentals or personal tubes. Lockers are available for personal belongings. 

Tube Rental Fee:  $10/tube, 2-hours

Have Your Own Tube?

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

Parking at Argo on Weekends

Argo Canoe Livery is busy on nice weather weekends and parking is limited, please carpool, bus or walk! We've improved parking options by adding offsite Argo parking on busy summer weekends and holidays at the Argo Livery. 

Boat Rental Details

  • No reservations except for groups of 15 or more can make weekday reservations by calling the Gallup Livery office at 734.794.6240.
  • All boaters are required to sign a Risk Waiver. A parent or guardian must sign for children younger than 16 years old.
  • Maximum cooler size allowed is 12" x 12" x 12".
  • Only ONE cooler per boat, Styrofoam coolers are not permitted.
  • No alcohol, no glass bottles.
  • Lifejackets are required and provided. We have all sizes from child's small to adult XL.
  • Children under the age of 1 year are not permitted in our watercraft.
  • Minors under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult (age 18 or older).
  • Canoes maximum 3 people (4 people allowed if you have 2 children with combined weight of less than 100 lbs.). 
  • One person in your group is required to fill out a rental agreement and leave a deposit (either car keys or driver's license) for the rented boats.
  • We accept all credit cards, cash or checks as payment.
  • Dogs are welcome!
  • Swimming, diving and jumping from watercraft are prohibited.
  • Valuables or personal belongings that you do not want to get wet or lost should not be taken on the river or should be enclosed in a water tight container. For your convenience, we sell dry bags/containers and have lockers on site.
  • Concessions and river related items for sale are: hot and cold beverages, chips, candy, water shoes, dry bags/containers, hats, t-shirts, sunglasses, eye glass cords, sunscreen, stickers, nets, fishing poles, worms, trail maps and more.
  • Late fee: The City will charge double the rental rate per watercraft for equipment that is not returned to the livery by closing time.

Huron River Water Trail 

The Huron River Water Trail is a 104-mile (167 km) inland paddling trail connecting people to the river's natural environment, its history and the communities it touches in Michigan. The Huron River Water Trail is a project of the Huron River Watershed Council and RiverUp! and is recognized as a National Water Trail  Check out canoe art, improved portages, added landings and river signs on Ann Arbor's section of the river. Paddle the Huron River!

Planning Group Boating Events

Huron River Halloween_04.jpgBring your family, friends, work or school groups out boating on the Huron River! Groups may also rent a picnic shelter or indoor room to combine a paddle trip with a party or picnic. Call the Gallup Livery at 734.794.6240 for details.

  • Group boat reservations are available on weekdays only and for groups of 15 or more people
  • If your group is less than 15 people, just come in and we can accommodate you on all but the busiest of days for we have hundreds of boats. 

School Group River Trips and Programs​

We can work with you to provide a river experience that best fits your class for an unforgettable outdoor exploration in boats on the Huron River. Available are canoes (3 people maximum​), 2-person kayaks, 1-person kayaks, kayaks for kids, 5-person rafts, paddles, lifejackets, boating instructions, and staff to help with or lead your river adventure. Join us for fun river education and recreation!

Argo & Gallup Park River Programs

2018 program registration begins Februray 1. To register online visit Rec 1 Registration System, more information: call Gallup Park 734.794.6240. 

Special Activities at Argo & Gallup Park Liveries