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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

May 29-Sept. 7: 

Open every day, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Argo​ and Gallup Liveries are open and reservations for boat rentals are required. 

  • ​Pond paddles in 2-mile Argo and Gallup Ponds are open for reservations. 
  • River trips down the 3.7 mile current from Argo to Gallup are open for reservations. 

Argo boat rental reservation: online Argo Boat Reservation​ or call 734.794.6241 

Gallup boat rental reservation: online ​Gallup Boat Reservation​ or call 734.794.6240.​​

*Day of reservations must be called in and if there is space we will make your reservation over the phone. ​

River Fun at Argo
  • Argo to Gallup river trips - 3.7 mile, 1.5 hour​​ trip starts at Argo with reservations only. Boat Rentals for more details and FAQs.
  • Stillwater paddling in 2-mile Argo Pond with reservations only.
  • Parking at Argo on busy weekends/holidays.  Argo Parking (pdf)

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

Schedule - OPEN

June 1-September 7​
  • Every day: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., anytime from Argo

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​

Stillwater Paddles​ (no current)

Schedule - OPEN

​May 29-September 7

  • Every day: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., anytime at Argo or Gallup

Boat Fees 2-hour Rental

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


​Tube Rentals - Not available

  • ​​​We are not renting tubes at this time so as to aide in reducing the number of people congregating in the Cascades

  • ​Is our other location and is located 3.7 miles downstream from Argo. 
  • The Barton to Gallup trip will not be offered this year due to limited offerings amid pandemic.
  • Gallup is open and offers kayak, canoe and paddleboat rentals for stillwater paddling on 2.5 mile Gallup Pond. 

River Programs

  • River Camps and River Kids have been cancelled for the 2020 season.
  • Kayak & SUP instruction and River Women programs. 
  • 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!​