Gallup Livery offers river trips and paddling in Gallup Pond every day until Oct. 20. In the fall go to the Gallup location on weekdays for all boat rentals for Argo is only open on weekends.
Gallup Park offers canoe, two-person kayak, one-person kayak, kid kayak, paddleboat, and rowboat rentals plus concessions, merchandise and river-themed programs. Gallup Park (PDF) includes a 3.25-mile asphalt trail, fishing, public boat launch, playgrounds, picnic areas and pavilions, nature areas, and an indoor room available for rent. The Gallup Park Livery also features WiFi, ice cream, baked goods and coffee with a patio overlooking the river. To view the programs we off in the Ann Arbor parks view our new 2019-20 Fall Winter Guide.
We offer two river trips down the current and 2-hour stillwater paddles in the reservoirs. Boats available are kayaks, canoes, rafts, SUPs, paddleboats, and rowboats and tubes for playing in the Argo Cascades. In the fall Gallup offers stillwater paddles, the longer 2.5 hour river trip on weekends, and the 1.5 hour river trip on weekdays. Argo offers stillwater and the 1.5 hour river trip on weekends.
Argo is now open weekends only and is located 3.7 miles upstream from the Gallup Livery and offers the 1.5 hour Argo to Gallup river trip, stillwater paddling in 2-mile Argo reservoir and tube rentals for floating the Argo Cascades. Boats for rent are kayaks, canoes, 5-person rafts, stand up paddleboards and tubes. Go to the Gallup location for river trips and stillwater paddles when Argo is closed.
We offer many fun river events and programs such as Trick or Treat on the River (Sunday, October 13 from 12 to 5 p.m.), 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. Please call the Gallup office 734.794.6240 if you have questions on river programs. Register for a program.
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
Parking is limited and weekends are busy in Gallup Park. Options for parking are at adjacent Huron High School or Furstenberg Park or Huron High SchoolArgo Parking (pdf) and Furstenberg parking (pdf).
Gallup Park Meeting Room Rental
Rent the picturesque indoor meeting room for your next meeting or party. Available all year! Features include windows and patio overlooking the Huron River, seating for up to 40 people, kitchenette, accessible restroom, and WiFi. Rental fees: resident $40/hour; nonresident $50/hour. Call 734.794.6240 for more information or to reserve the room. Additional Parks and Recreation room rental information .