Canoe, kayak, stand-up paddleboard, raft and paddleboat rentals on the Huron River in Ann Arbor.
Two locations in Ann Arbor, Argo Park and Gallup Park. Two river trips, 1.5 hour or 2.5 hour, paddling down the river current with van rides upriver. Or paddle in the 2-mile stillwater sections of the river with little or no current in Argo or Gallup Park.
Argo Park 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.
Two locations on the Huron River in Ann Arbor each offering different river trips, boat rentals and programs. Go to the livery that offers the boating experience that best fits your river adventure today.
We offer many fun river programs such as River Camps for ages 7 to 14 years, River Kids for ages 2 to 7 years, night paddles, Huron River Day, Trick or Treat on the River, kayak and SUP instruction and more. Call the Gallup office 734.794.6240. Register for a program. To view the guide visit 2020 Activity Guide.pdf.
Spring/Summer 2020 registration opens Feb. 3
Registration for 2020 Spring/Summer programs and activities begins Monday, Feb. 3. The guide features day camps, golf tournaments, events at our canoe liveries, learn-to-swim and mermaid/merman classes. You can also learn about volunteer opportunities with GIVE 365 and Natural Area Preservation, Ann Arbor Farmers Market events, cultural arts activities and more. To view the guide visit 2020 Activity Guide.pdf.
Boat Locker Rentals
If you're interested in apply for the 2020 season to have a boat locker at Bandemer Park view the 2020 Boat Locker Rental Agreement form for additional information. Complete and return the first page of the agreement between Feb. 15 and March 15. A lottery drawing will take place on Monday, March 16.
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