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Argo Park Canoe & Kayak Rentals

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 Park  

1055 Longshore Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 734.794.6241, Cheryl Saam, Recreation Supervisor

Opens May 2. Go to Gallup for all boat rentals when Argo is closed.​

Gallup Park

3000 Fuller Road, Ann Arbor, MI 734.794.6240, Cheryl Saam, Recreation Supervisor

Opens April 18. The Gallup Park Meeting Room and the office are open year round.

Argo Park offers boat rentals for river trips and stillwater paddles, concessions, river merchandise, and river themed programs. ​We have 100's of boats and we do not take reservations. Come paddle with us for a fun time on the river enjoying outdoor adventures with friends and family! 

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Argo Park rents kayak, canoe and rafts for the 1.5 hour, 3.7 mile river trip paddling down the current to Gallup. Or rent a kayak, canoe or stand up paddleboard on the 2-mile Argo Pond section of the Huron River. Also offered at Argo are tube rentals to float the Argo Cascades. ​

​​Argo offers tube rentals and tube sales or you can bring your own. Float down the Argo Cascades drops and pools and either continue on down the river or stay and play in the rapids. Walk back up the paved trail adjacent to the river.​​

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Gallup Park is located 3.7 miles downstream from Argo. Gallup offers kayak rentals for the 2.5 hour, 5.7 mile river trip. When Argo is closed in the spring, Gallup also offers the 1.5 hour river trip. Or rent a kayak, canoe or paddleboat on the 2.5 mile Gallup Pond section of the Huron River. 

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We offer many fun river events and programs such as River Camps for ages 7 to 14 years, River Kids for ages 2 to 7 years, Trick or Treat on the River, night paddles, Huron River Day Festival, kayak and SUP instruction and more. Please call the Gallup office 734.794.6240 if you have questions on river programs. Register for a program. 

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Parking at Argo on Summer Weekends

Argo Canoe Livery is busy on nice weather weekends and parking is limited, please carpool, bus or walk! We've improved weekend parking options by adding offsite Argo parking at Kellogg Eye Center with a short pleasant walk up the Argo Cascade pathway.  Argo Parking (pdf)

​Can people bathe and swim in water containing PFAS?

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services MDHHS has issued a “Do Not Eat Fish” advisory for the Huron River and advises people and their pets to avoid foam on the Huron River. Foam can have much higher amounts of PFAS than the water, and swallowing foam with PFAS could be a health risk. Swimming or bathing in water containing PFAS is not a health concern because the amount of PFAS is typically low compared to the foam. Although swallowing PFAS is the main way to get it in your body, an accidental swallow of river or lake water is not a health concern. Although, current science indicates PFAS does not move easily through the skin, it’s best to rinse off foam, including family pets, after contact and bathe or shower after the day’s outdoor activities. None of this information changes recommendations for people’s water used at home. The City of Ann Arbor is exploring the installation of hand-rinsing stations in close proximity to the city’s canoe liveries this summer. These will be in addition to hand-washing facilities available in public restrooms at the liveries.  Visit the PFAS webpage for additional information​.​