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The Gallup Park Canoe Livery opens Saturday, April 21 and will be open every day 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Stillwater paddling, by kayak, canoe or paddleboat, in 2.5 mile Gallup Pond is OPEN every day. River trips, going down the river current, are CLOSED due to high water.

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

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River 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 and start below the rapids, and ends with a relaxing paddle down the picturesque Huron River. Enjoy an outdoor experience right in the city of Ann Arbor. We provide the van transportation up river. Last rental for this trip is 4 p.m. with boats returned by 6 p.m. 

Argo to Gallup River Trip Schedule

  • April 14 to April 27

    • Closed due to high water. Website will be updated when water level comes down and river trips open.

  • April 28 to May 25

    • Weekdays: on the hour 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from the Gallup Livery. Vans leave at the top of the hour to drive you and your boat upriver.

    • Weekends: anytime between 10 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.

  • May 26 to September 3

    • Every day: anytime between 10 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

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 

  • April 28 to May 25
    • Weekends: 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.

  • 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 5 p.m. which is 2 hours prior to closing.

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 - Opens April 28, 2018

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. 

Tube Rental Fee:  $10/tube, 2-hours, Argo Cascades, last tube rental is 5 p.m. for the Argo Livery closes at 7 p.m., weekends only in spring.

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
734.794.6240
Cheryl Saam, Recreation Supervisor
csaam@a2gov.org

Gallup Livery opens April 21, every day, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., weather permitting.

Argo Canoe Livery

1055 Longshore Drive
734.794.6241
Cheryl Saam, Recreation Supervisor
csaam@a2gov.org

Argo Livery opens April 28, weekends only,10 a.m.-7 p.m., weather permitting.