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Heritage Harbor Ottawa

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421 Great Loop E. Dr.
Ottawa, IL 61350
41° 20' 24.0'', -88° 47' 17.88''
VHF Ch. 16
Heritage Harbor Ottawa
Heritage Harbor Ottawa
Heritage Harbor Ottawa
Heritage Harbor Ottawa
Heritage Harbor Ottawa
Heritage Harbor Ottawa
Heritage Harbor Ottawa
Heritage Harbor Ottawa
Heritage Harbor Ottawa
Heritage Harbor Ottawa
Heritage Harbor Ottawa
Heritage Harbor Ottawa
Heritage Harbor Ottawa
Heritage Harbor Ottawa
Heritage Harbor Ottawa
Heritage Harbor Ottawa
Heritage Harbor Ottawa
Heritage Harbor Ottawa
Heritage Harbor Ottawa
Heritage Harbor Ottawa
Clear throughout the day.
52℉NNE at 6 knots
Last Updated: Jul 16, 2020

Brand: FS
Gas Regular$3.10
Brand: FS; Octane: 89;
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Status: Open

Heritage Harbor at MM 242 on the Illinois River will remain open to boaters. We ask that boaters comply with "social distancing", and follow protocols to prevent transmission. All facilities are available as normal for the season. We are open 7 days/week. Hours are 9a-5p Sunday-Thursday, and 9a-7p Friday-Saturday.

Last Updated: 2020-06-08 18:34:30 UTC



Just 90-minutes from Chicago, a state-of-the-art marina is ready and waiting to give you the boating experience you’d scarcely dare to dream about in inland Illinois. Positioned on the Illinois Waterway, the Heritage Harbor Marina offers 32 acres of nearly 8-foot deep harbor, boasts a harbor opening width of 200 feet and 140 boat slips ranging between 35 and 60 feet. You’ll enjoy the single-load floating docks, and private dock boxes for each slip. The gorgeous Illinois River provides an incredible backdrop to our amazing resort. Boating, kayaking, fishing, canoeing…just a few ways to explore our incredible slice of Heaven.

Berth Capacity

Linear Docks:295 Feet


Approx. 1.5 Mile downstream of Marseilles Lock at MM 242.2. Marina Entrance is RDB, with signage on both sides of entrance. Once through entryway, dockage is to starboard.
Minimum Approach Depth:6.0 Feet
Minimum Channel Depth:7.0 Feet
Mean Low Water Dock Depth:6.0 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Oct 07, 2019

Fuel Dock:Yes
Water Hookup:Yes
Maintenance Facility:Yes
Dinghy Dock:Yes
Boat Ramp:Yes
Swimming Pool:Yes
Cable TV on Slips:Yes
Medical Facility:Nearby
Car Rentals:Yes
Bike Rentals:Yes
Closest Airport:68 Miles (Chicago Midway)
Dog Park:Yes
Fitness Center:Nearby
Ship Store:Yes
Max. Vessel LOA:120.0 Feet
Max. Slip Length:60.0 Feet
Max. Slip Width:18.0 Feet
Floating Docks:Yes
Electric Amps:50A or 30A available
Electric Voltage:250/125
Oil Disposal:Yes
Engine Service:Yes
Propeller Service:Yes
Dry Storage:Yes
Winter Storage:Yes
Travel Lift:Yes
Live Aboard:Yes
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adnrlynJul 05, 2020

Perfect..... staff is great. Jeremy runs a super nice staff and marina love staying at heritage harbor one of our favoite marinas

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tswartzJul 05, 2020

Beautiful marina with top notch staff! Don’t forget to get a bite to eat at the Red Dog Grill!!

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christiJun 10, 2020

We can't say enough great things about Heritage Harbor and their staff! The harbor master, Jeremy was a major help with finding us a captain to help move our boat, and helping to map out the route. His wife, Kristi and son Jacob were also very friendly and helpful too. The staff was great. The marina has beautiful floating docks. There is a very nice restaurant and tiki bar, too. The bathrooms/showers were clean and very nice, with hair dryers available too. Fuel and pump outs available and reasonably priced. We will definitely stop there again!

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nautoncallOct 26, 2019

I can't say enough about the staff at HHO. We were delayed at the Marseilles Lock and didn't arrive until 10PM. They were aware of our predicament and stayed to make sure we got into a slip safely after a stressful day. Greatly appreciated! We attended the Looper talk with Jeremy and found the information to be very accurate and useful on our trip south. Thank You Jeremy. First class facilities!

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wanderlust3Oct 20, 2019

If it possible to give a ten star rating this place earns it!! Great people Great accommodations Great Food and priced to stay a few days!! Thanks Guys!!

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summer_h2omeOct 18, 2019

We came in with about 20 loopers all at once every one was met at there slip for tie up help great docks, pool, showers, food, Jeremy and Christy made everyone feel special just a day or a week this is a must stop marina!

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mvtoscanaOct 18, 2019

Jeremy (and wife Kristi too) are a true gem on the Illinois River, especially for loopers. Even a boater well experienced ion the Illinois Waterway can learn many things from Jeremy's "Looper Briefing" If you have circled Hoppies as a must-stop, you need to include Heritage for the trip to get to Hoppies. The Marina comes with excellent amenities, great prices, especially with the AGLCA discount. Great showers, restauraunt, and Quest for your mechanical needs. Don't let the lock delays cause you to miss this important stop! !

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jamesgcoyleOct 16, 2019

Very protected, lovely grounds, great restaurant, Jeremy gives a talk on the next 300 miles of the journey that is extremely informative. Should be a must stop for all.

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sminardSep 23, 2019

We were not out of the lock until after dark. The marina had a guide boat lead us into the harbor, provided us with a late dinner, and exceeded all of our expectations. This is one excellent marina.

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anaprilmiracle75Sep 21, 2019

Best experience we have had at a marina! We were sad we were only staying one night. Jeremy and team did a great job bringing in the 4 or 5 boats coming in at the same time. Very professional. It is a great marina and the Red Dog Grill serves great food as well. A wonderful experience!

Marina Response:
We appreciate the awesome review. Thank you for visiting us and sharing in the Harbor Life experience. Safe Travels!
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bradsusmSep 19, 2019

Heritage Harbor Marina is on our Top 10 list. They are organized, friendly, and knowledgeable. The service they provided is top notch. Laundry was the only thing they did have, but the one in town was nice and clean.

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pjbattlesSep 18, 2019

Heritage Harbor went above and beyond! They greater 12 boats who arrived about 9p. Was very organized and found space for everyone. They even kept the restaurant open late while Jeremy briefed the boaters on the rivers ahead. The marina is wonderful, clean, and plenty of space. Highly recommend staying there!

Marina Response:
Thank you for the awesome review. We appreciate you visiting us and making us part of your journey. The folks at our Harbor really enjoy the comradery shared by the wonderful Great Looper folks like yourselves. Safe Travels
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What a jewel on the Illinois. Great floating docks, well protected, great amenities (shower suites, tiki bar, restaurant Red Dog on property, pool) super friendly and accommodating staff, great briefing on the river by Jeremy, nice courtesy cars,etc. Can't say enough. In fact we extended stay.

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markleo1956Sep 14, 2019

Great marina! Super staff, excellent amenities, reasonable rates.

Marina Response:
Glad you could visit! Thanks for the great review, much appreciated!
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rossdc1980Sep 18, 2018

Great place. They treat you right at Heritage Harbor.

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bdenison51Sep 04, 2018

Great friendly staf and beautiful location. Jeremy spent an hour with me going through the charts down the river toward St Louis

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tapacaAug 12, 2018

Clean. Friendly. Scenic.

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