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​​​River trips are open! The river is swift and the water is high therefore we have the following river trip requirements:

  • Experienced paddler in stern of every boat (+5 times in river current)
  • Must be able to steer to stay in middle of river and avoid obstacles
  • Kayaks and rafts only
  • No children under the age of 8 years old
  • All must be capable swimmers and be able to right a capsized boat

Stillwater paddling in 2-mile Argo and Gallup Ponds, similar to paddling in a lake, is open and fun for everyone.

Boat Rentals

CascadesMonson 003.jpgWe offer river trips, the 2.5 hour Barton to Gallup and the 1.5 hour Argo to Gallup, and 2-mile stillwater paddles. Boats available are kayaks, canoes, rafts, stand up paddleboards, paddleboats, and rowboats. Tube rentals at Argo for floating in the Argo Cascades.

Argo Park Livery and Gallup Park Livery

GallupParkCanoeLivery.jpgTwo locations in the Ann Arbor on the Huron River each offering different river trips, boat rentals and programs.  We have 100's of boats available to rent and do not take reservations. Go to the livery that offers the trip and boat that best fits your adventure today. 

River Programs

13 Gallup Canoe Park 2010.jpgWe 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.

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"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​.​

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Gallup Park Livery

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

May 4-May 24: Every day, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., weather dependent.

May 25-Sept. 2: Every day, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Argo Park Livery

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

May 4-May 24: Weekends, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Go to Gallup on weekdays

May 25-Sept. 2: Every day, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Sept. 3-Oct. 6: Weekends, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Go to Gallup on weekdays.