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June 13 - River Trips are Open!

Argo Canoe Livery and Gallup Canoe Livery ​are two locations on the Huron River each offering different river trips, boats and programs.

Counter Map 2016v2.jpgRiver Trips

Argo to Gallup River Trip - 3.7 miles, 1.5 hours

The Argo to Gallup River Trip starts with kayaking or rafting the Argo Cascades, or bypass them in a canoe, and ends with a relaxing paddle down the picturesque Huron River. We provide the van transportation back to Argo at the end of your trip. Last rental for this trip is 4 p.m. with boats at Gallup by 7 p.m. 

Argo to Gallup River Trip Schedule

  • May 26 to September 3

    • Every day: anytime between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. from the Argo Livery. We will give you a van ride from Gallup back to Argo at the end of your river trip.

Argo to Gallup Boats

  • $27/canoe
  • $27/2-person kayak
  • $21/1-person kayak
  • $72/5-person raft (6-person if child)

Barton to Gallup River Trip - 5.7 miles, 2.5 hours

The Barton to Gallup River Trip starts at the Gallup Livery with a van ride upriver to Barton Park. A longer river trip with a 2-mile paddle through Argo Pond, paddling down the Argo Cascades, and a relaxing paddle down the river current back to Gallup Park.  

Barton to Gallup River Trip Schedule 

  • May 26 to September 3
      • Weekends: every 1/2 hour 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. a van leaves Gallup to drive you up to Barton.

      • Weekdays: on the hour from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. a van leaves Gallup top of every hour to drive you up to Barton.

    Barton to Gallup Boats

    • $32/2-person kayak
    • $26/1-person kayak
    • Canoes and rafts are not available for this trip

    Stillwater Paddles

    Gallup Canoe Livery

    Paddle a boat on 2.5 mile Gallup Pond where there is little or no current. Great for beginners and families, no van ride needed, just jump in a boat and off you go. Last boat rented is 6 p.m. which is 2 hours prior to closing at 8 p.m.

    Gallup Canoe Livery - 2.5 mile Gallup Pond

    ​Boat ​Time ​Cost
    ​1-person Kayak ​2 hours​$15/boat
    ​2-person Kayak/Canoe​2 hours​$20/boat
    ​Paddleboat​1 hour​$12/boat
    ​Rowboat​2 hours​$24/boat

    Argo Livery - 2 mile Argo Pond

    ​Boat ​Time ​Cost
    ​1-person Kayak ​2 hours​$15/boat
    ​2-person Kayak/Canoe​2 hours​$20/boat
    ​Stand Up Paddleboard​2 hour​$21/boat

    Rent a Tube

    Float down the Argo Cascades, walk back to the top and repeat the fun! One-person per tube, ages 8 years and above. Shoes required (no flip flops). Tubes are just for use in the cascades and do not go down the river to Gallup Park. No van transportation provided for tubes. 


    $10/tube, 2-hours, Argo Canoe Livery and Cascades, last tube rental is 6 p.m. for the Argo Livery closes at 8 p.m.

    Have Your Own Tube?

    Tube the river details on routes to take, where to park and a map of the river. 

    River Program Registration

    We offer many fun river events and programs such as river day camps, preschool classes, night paddles, kayak instruction and SUP classes. River Camps are full. Register online or if have questions call Gallup Park 734.794.6240. View the Parks & Recreation Spring Summer Guide.

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    Gallup Canoe Livery

    3000 Fuller Road
    Cheryl Saam, Recreation Supervisor

    Gallup: Every day 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Last boat rental at 6 p.m.

    Argo Canoe Livery

    1055 Longshore Drive
    Cheryl Saam, Recreation Supervisor

    Argo: Every day 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Last boat rental at 6 p.m.