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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.

Argo to Gallup Schedule - now starts at Gallup Livery

  • Oct. 9-22
    • Every day vans leave from the Gallup Livery on the hour, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to transport you upriver.
    • We can launch you above or below the cascades.

Argo to Gallup Boats

  • $25/canoe
  • $25/2-person kayak
  • $20/1-person kayak
  • $68/5-person raft - NA

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 Schedule 

  • Closed for the season. The only river trip available in late fall is the 3.7 mile 1.5 hour river trip starting from the Gallup Canoe Livery location seven days a week

Barton to Gallup Boats

  • $30/2-person kayak
  • $25/1-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​$14/boat
​2-person Kayak/Canoe​2 hours​$18/boat
​Paddleboat​1 hour​$10/boat
​Rowboat​2 hours​$24/boat

Argo Livery - 2 mile Argo Pond - Closed for Season

​Boat ​Time ​Cost
​1-person Kayak ​2 hours​$14/boat
​2-person Kayak/Canoe​2 hours​$18/boat
​Stand Up Paddleboard​2 hour​$20/boat

Rent a Tube - Closed for the season

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.

Have Your Own Tube?

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

Register for a Program

We offer many fun river events and programs such as night paddles, kayak instruction and SUP classes. Register online or if have questions call Gallup Park 734.794.6240.

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Gallup Canoe Livery

3000 Fuller Road
Cheryl Saam, Recreation Supervisor

Sept 5-Oct 22: Every day, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 

Argo Canoe Livery

1055 Longshore Drive
Cheryl Saam, Recreation Supervisor

Oct. 9: Closed for season. Go to Gallup Livery for all boat rentals.