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Boat Rentals

CascadesMonson 003.jpgWe offer two river trips down the current and stillwater paddles in the reservoirs. Kayaks, canoes, paddleboats, rowboats, stand up paddleboards, rafts and tubes are available to rent.

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, Trick or Treat on the River, kayak and SUP instruction and much more.

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​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​.​

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Gallup Park Livery

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

Closed for the season. The Gallup Park Meeting Room and the office are open year round.

Argo Park Livery

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

Closed for the season.