River trips are open! The Barton to Gallup and Argo to Gallup river trips will be back open on Sunday, July 7 at 9 a.m. The water quality test results were good and the river is open for recreation.
Welcome to the Huron River in the city of Ann Arbor. Our boat rentals and programs are river adventures all can enjoy. Paddle around 2-mile peaceful ponds, travel down the 3.7-mile calm river and get your thrills in the drops and pools of the Argo Cascades. We provide boat rentals, paddles, lifejackets, shuttles upriver and a river orientation.
We have two river trips down the current, the 2.5-hour Barton to Galluip trip and the 1.5-hour Argo to Gallup trip, and 2-hour stillwater paddles in the reservoirs. Boats available are kayaks, canoes, rafts, SUPs, paddleboats, and rowboats. Or rent a tube for playing in the Argo Cascades. Gallup offers stillwater and the longer 2.5 hour river trip. Argo offers stillwater and the 1.5 hour river trip.
Two 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.
We 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.
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