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Argo Park Canoe and Kayak 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 Park Livery

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

Boat rentals open May 4, 2019. Go to the Gallup location when Argo is closed.

Gallup Park Livery

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

Boat rentals open April 21. Hours: every day 11 a.m.-7 p.m., weather dependent.


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Argo Park Canoe and Kayak Livery

The Argo Livery is located at the Argo Cascades and offers the 1.5 hour river trip and stillwater paddling in 2 mile Argo reservoir. Boats available to rent are canoes, one-person kayaks, two-person kayaks, five-person rafts (6 with small children), tubes, and stand-up paddleboards.  We have 100's of boats and we do not take reservations. Also offered are concessions, river merchandise, and river themed programs. Come paddle with us for a fun river trip enjoying outdoor adventures with friends and family!

The river trips are closed due to recent heavy rains causing dangerous high water conditions. We will update as soon as the water level comes down. The Gallup Livery will be open, weather dependent, every day for paddling kayaks, canoes, paddleboats and rowboats in 2-mile Gallup Pond.

072015cascades-41.jpgBoat Rentals

We have two river trips down the current, the 2.5 hour Barton to Galluip trip and the 1.5 hour Argo to Gallup trip.  Also offered are 2 hour stillwater paddles in the reservoirs. Boats available are kayaks, canoes, rafts, stand up paddleboards, paddleboats, and rowboats. In summer months we rent tubes for floats in the Argo Cascades.

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Gallup Park Livery is located 3.7 miles downstream from Argo and is where our river trips end. The Gallup Livery offers the longer 2.5 hour river trip and in the spring and fall when the Argo location is closed Gallup offers the 1.5 hour trip. Gallup also has programs and stillwater boat rentals in 2.5 mile Gallup reservoir.

argocampkayakbeach.jpgRiver Programs

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, night paddles, boat auctions, Huron River Day Festival, kayak and SUP instruction and much 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)

"Do Not Eat Fi​​​sh" From the Huron River Advisory Issued by the State of Michigan

The advisory includes that "touching the fish or water and swimming in these water bodies is NOT CONSIDERED a health concern.Therefore, the Gallup and Argo canoe liveries will maintain full operations. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is advising residents to avoid swallowing foam on the Huron River as it may contain high amounts of PFAS. ​ Visit the PFAS webpage for additional information​.​