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Gallup Park Livery

Park Features
Boat Launch Canoe/Kayak Rental Canoeing/Kayaking Drinking Fountain Fishing Fishing Dock Grills Natural Area Nature Trails - Unpaved Parking Paved Multi-Use Trail (Non-Motorized) Picnic Shelters Picnic Tables Play Area Restrooms

​​​​Gallup Park Livery 

3000 Fuller Road, Ann Arbor, MI 734.794.6240
Cheryl Saam, Recreation Supervisor [email protected]

Sept. 9-Oct. 24: 

 Weekends 10 a.m.-7 p.m., last boat rental 5 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays)

​Argo Park Livery​

1055 Longshore Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 734.794.6241
Cheryl Saam, Recreation Supervisor [email protected]

​Sept. 7-Oct. 24: Argo is closed for the season. Go to Gallup for all boat rentals and the river trips.​​

Paddle a boat down the Huron River or in Gallup Pond at the Gallup Canoe Livery​​

Argo to Gallup River Trip - 3.7 miles, 1.5 hours​​ - Reservations required ​

In the fall the river trip starts at the Gallup Livery September 9 to October 24 weather dependent. We drive you upriver to drop you off above or below the Argo Cascades and you paddle kayaks down the Argo Cascade rapids, or bypass the rapids in canoes, and on down the beautiful Huron River back to Gallup Park.​


  • ​​September 9-October 24: starts at the Gallup Livery
    • Weekends every half hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
    • Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays on the hour every hour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Not available Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 
Boat Fee

  • $30/2-person kayak
  • $24/1-person kayak
  • $30/2-person canoe, (3-person if children) 

Stillwater paddle on 2.5-Mile Gallup Pond (no current) - No reservations

​Paddle a boat on this beautiful section of the Huron River where the river is a calm lake. No reservations for we always have boats available to rent. 

  • Boat rentals anytime between 10 a.​m. and 5 p.m. on weekends and 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays (we close at 7 p.m.)
  • Boat rental fees:  
    • $22/canoe or double kayak, 2-hour rental
    • $17/single kayak, 2-hour rental
    • $10/kid kayak, 2-hour rental
    • $14/3-person paddleboat, 1-hour rental
    • $20/4-person paddleboat, 1-hour rental

Boats, Boats, Boats

Details, Policies, River Maps and FAQs​

Reservations Required for the 3.7-Mile River Trip

Reservation time slots are required for the river trips

  • Prior to day of reserve online. 
  • On the day of you can call in to check if times are available.  Weekdays there is usually plenty of times available.
  • You are reserving a time slot for your group of up to 7 people and you select and rent your boats when you arrive at the livery. 
  • We have 100's of one and two person kayaks available to rent!​

​​Gallup Livery and Gallup Park

Argo Canoe & Kayak​

Argo Park Livery is our other location in Ann Arbor offering kayak, canoe, raft and SUP rentals 3.7 miles upstream from Gallup. The Argo location is closed in the fall and all boat rentals and river trips are based out of the Gallup Livery location.​

Ac​cessible Paddlesports in Gallup Park

​The Gallup location offers an accessible boat launch that provides universal accessibility, it is simple and safe to use, so that people of all abilities can find boarding, launching and recovery a breeze. Accessible parking, pathways, EZ Launch dock and a fishing dock provides river recreation for everyone.  View ourAccessibleKayaking​ brochure. ​

River Programs & Camps

Trick or Treat Paddle 2021 is cancelled. Unfortunately, after evaluating staff availability and operational capacities, we have decided to cancel the Trick Or Treat paddle normally held at Gallup Park.  Staff look forward to hopefully hosting this event in 2022.​​

​2021 spring/summ​er​ River Programs descriptions and how to register. The Argo and Gallup Livery offer river day camps,  preschool programs, kayak and SUP instruction, senior kayaks, adapted kayaking and much more. Register for summer programs.

Gallup Park Riverview Room Rental​

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Gallup Park Riverview Room reservations are available year around.  Features include windows and patio overlooking the Huron River, kitchenette, accessible restroom, and WiFi.  Face masks must be worn indoors. Rental fees: resident $50/hour; nonresident $60/hour.  Additional Parks and Recreation room rental information or picnic pavilion rental information.​  Call Gallup Livery 734.794.6240 to rent the Gallup Room. 

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