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Argo Park 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

​​​​​​​​​​​Canoe & Kayak 

Argo Park 1055 Longshore Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 734.794.6241

Gallup Park 3000 Fuller Road, Ann Arbor, MI 734.794.6240, 

Cheryl Saam, Recreation Supervisor

Opening date TBD.

River Fun at Argo
  • Argo to Gallup river trip - 3.7 mile, 1.5 hour​​. Boat Rentals for more details and FAQs.
  • Stillwater paddling in 2-mile Argo Pond 
  • Tube rentals and sales. Tubing for more details and FAQs.
  • Concessions and tube sales
  • River camps and programs
  • Parking at Argo on busy weekends/holidays  Argo Parking (pdf)

Argo to Gallup River Trip - 3.7 miles, 1.5 hours​


May 2-May 22
  • ​Weekends: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., anytime, from Argo
  • Weekdays: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., every hour on the hour, from Gallup
May 23-September 7
  • Every day: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., anytime from Argo
Fall schedule to close ​October ​18​​

Boat Fees 

  • $27/2-person kayak
  • $21/1-person kayak
  • $27/2-person canoe, 3rd adult +$10, if small children can fit 4 people
  • $72/5-person raft, can fit 6 people if child​

Barton to Gallup River Trip - 5.7 miles, 2.5 hours ​

Stillwater Paddles​ (no current)


​May 2-May 22
  • ​Weekends: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., anytime at Argo or Gallup
  • Weekdays: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., anytime at Gallup
May 23-September 7
  • Every day: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., anytime at Argo or Gallup
Fall schedule until close October 18.

Boat Fees 2-hour Rental

  • ​$15/1-person kayak
  • $20/2-person kayak and canoe
  • $21/stand-up paddleboard​


  • ​Rent a tube to ​float the Argo Cascades and walk back to the top to repeat the fun​.
  • Purchase a tube at Argo or bring your own tube to tube the cascades and the river.

Tube Rental Schedule

May 2-May 22
  • ​Weekends: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., anytime from Argo
May 23-September 7
  • Every day: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., anytime from Argo
September 8-September 27
  • Weekends: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., anytime from Argo

Tube Rental Fee

$10/tube, 2-hour rental​​​

Gallup Park 

  • ​Is our other location and 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/fall, Gallup also offers the 1.5 hour river trip. 
  • Gallup also offers kayak, canoe and paddleboat rentals for stillwater paddling on 2.5 mile Gallup Pond. 

River Programs

  • River Camps for ages 7 to 14 year and River Kids for ages 2 to 7 years 
  • Fun river programs - Trick or Treat on the River, night paddles, Huron River Day Festival, kayak and SUP instruction and more. 
  • Register for a program or call our office 734.794.6240.

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​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 has installed  hand-rinsing stations in close proximity to the city’s canoe liveries. These will be in addition to hand-washing facilities available in public restrooms at the liveries.  Visit the PFAS webpage for additional information​.​

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!​