Henry Harbor Marina

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204 Cromwell Dr
Henry, IL 61537
41° 6' 34.92'', -89° 21' 5.05''
309-364-2181
$1.25/ft
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Henry Harbor Marina
Henry Harbor Marina
Henry Harbor Marina
Henry Harbor Marina
Henry Harbor Marina
Henry Harbor Marina
Henry Harbor Marina
Henry Harbor Marina
Henry Harbor Marina
Henry Harbor Marina
Henry Harbor Marina
Henry Harbor Marina
Henry Harbor Marina
Henry Harbor Marina
Henry Harbor Marina
Henry Harbor Marina
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Awards


Boaters Choice 2021Boaters Choice 2022Boaters Choice Elite Fleet 2023

About


Henry Harbor Marina is a 60 slip facility with over 800’ of linear dockage. A frequent stop over for travelers on the Illinois River, the marina is often a stop over for boaters seeking refuge from low waters. The marina offers diesel fuel, premium gasoline, power, and water to boaters looking for a pleasant stop on their travels.

Berth Capacity


Slips:70
Linear Docks:800 Feet

Approach


Minimum Approach Depth:0.0 Feet
Minimum Channel Depth:0.0 Feet
Mean Low Water Dock Depth:0.0 Feet
Mean High Water Clearance:0.0 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Jan 23, 2024

Fuel Dock:Yes
Gas:Yes
Diesel:Yes
Dockage:Yes
Water Hookup:Yes
Pump-out:Yes
Trash:Yes
Ice:Yes
Boat Ramp:Yes
Groceries:Within 5 Miles
Beach:Within 5 Miles
Pet Friendly:Yes
Campground:Yes
Max. Vessel LOA:0.0 Feet
Max. Slip Length:0.0 Feet
Max. Slip Width:0.0 Feet
Floating Docks:Yes
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Verified

Fantastic marina. The new owners are doing it right. Friendly,safe, most anything you need is a short walk away.

Marina Response:
Thank you! We appreciative that! We should have the water over to the wall by next spring!! The Passini's at Henry Harbor Marina
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We stayed on the old lock was and the water depth was great. The bathroom/ shower-house was fantastic. Vary helpful and friendly folks there. highly recommend Henry harbor

Marina Response:
Thank You! Fran
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Verified

Excellent stay, harber host was very helpful

Marina Response:
Thank you! Fran
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Amazingly friendly hosts!! Provided s’mores for a camp fire for our group. Very clean, welcoming bathrooms. We we rafted off on the lock wall and still had access to water and electricity!! Highly recommended.

Marina Response:
So glad you enjoyed your stay with us!! It was a fun night. Fran
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They are very engaged and working very hard for everyone's comfort. A great stop

Marina Response:
Thank you!! Fran
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Great stop! Fran rolls out the red carpet for everyone.

Marina Response:
Thank you! We appreciate all of you stopping by to stay with us. Fran
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Rustic but super nice people (Fran & David) that love loopers. Also, David has a plumbing business so if you need some work done let them know. Planned on staying one night, but ended up staying for two.

Marina Response:
Thanks! Glad you are enjoying the stay. Fran
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The facilities here are nice & very accommodating! We were on the wall on the old lock, so you need bumpers but it was a very quiet & peaceful night! Fran brought 11 of us in to the wall very efficiently!

Marina Response:
Thank you! You guys were great to work with. Made it easy! Fran
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Classic place to stay along the old lock wall with plenty of depth. Very helpful with docking and getting power set up. Brand new bathhouse, excellent facility with green and red lights for occupancy assessment at a distance! Would stay many times again.

Marina Response:
Thank you for staying with us. Fran
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We liked this marina. Quiet and very welcoming. We called with only a six hour noticed and they fit us in.

Marina Response:
Thank you and I am glad we could fit you in. Fran
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New clean restroom with showers was wonderful. Service by the marina manager, Fran was above average by far.

Marina Response:
Why thank you!! Glad you enjoyed your stay! Fran
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Wonderful people very friendly. New very nice bathrooms clever safe secure and quiet wall to tie too if your a bigger boat !

Marina Response:
Thank you! Glad you enjoyed your stay. Fran
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A very quaint Marina and services. The wall is old and rough stone but it is very well protected. The staff were on hand when eight of us came in all at once. They were well organised and had things well in hand. The power is from a pole a little distance away but they had extensions available and standing by if needed. We rafted up with our buddy boat to get everyone in and we had power for both boats. Water is also available and also a short distance away. The bath house is excellent and clean. I will definitely stay here again when I’m in the area.

Marina Response:
Thank you, Glad you enjoyed your time with us. Fran
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Nice stop on the river en route downstream. Owners are super nice and welcome loopers. They helped us 8 boats tie up and organized our order beforehand. Had electric extension lines for those who needed it. SHowers are a little walk but super nice. They made a camp fire for the group in the evening. The rock wall that you tie to looks a bit daunting but is not an issue. SHort walk to town and local restaurant and hardware. We would definitely stop again in our 40’ four foot draft trawler. Price is good too.

Marina Response:
Thank you for staying with us! We enjoyed having all of you!! Fran
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Friendly harbormaster husband and wife team and great showers!

Marina Response:
Thank You!!
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Great stop on the Illinois River! Best bathroom facilities EVER! Family run marina with the friendliest and helpful people. Thank you Fran, David & Jake! The crew of Erial

Marina Response:
Glad you stayed with us. Hopefully you get your engine issues figured out soon. Fran
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Had us (& 4 other boats) tie to old lock wall outside small marina entrance. Rough but doable & chafe protection was provided. Great couple running marina, super communication for arrival details. Ate at good Mexican restaurant just up the hill. Showers available.

Marina Response:
Thank you for staying with us. Fran
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The owner was there to help us tie up to a piece of history the wall was the original lock on the river. Small family owned very friendly place it’s still a little rustic. But with this family taking care of it it will only get better. The cleanest bathroom of any marina if ever been to. The town of Henry has everything you need

Marina Response:
Thank you for staying with us!
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Fran and family do a terrific job and are extremely helpful. They are very proud of their little slice of heaven and are continuing to improve it. They were very organized getting all of our boats into the old lock. The bathrooms were very clean. They have extensions for your 30 amp cords to reach the power poles. A group of 17 loopers went to eat at Grandma’ Bar and Grill which is a 10 minute walk away. Good food for a great price!

Marina Response:
Thank you for staying with us! We enjoyed having all of you!!
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Excellent place to stay! I can’t say enough about Fran and her family (owners). They were very easy to work with, helpful and accommodating. She got 8 Looper boats tucked in on the wall and set up with power. Fran even called ahead to Grandmas restaurant to let them know that 18 Loopers were on the way. Highly recommend!

Marina Response:
Thank you for staying with us! We enjoyed having all of you!! I do feel a little like an air traffic controller LOL
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We had a flotilla of boats too big for their slips, but they accepted us anyway. They organized our entry and caught our ropes as we rafted up on their outer wall. Fran gave us a briefing and arranged for 18 of us to have dinner at local restaurant. Such nice people. Would stay there again.

Marina Response:
Thank you for staying with us! We enjoyed having all of you!!
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Pleasant and great coordination.

Marina Response:
Thank you for staying with us! Fran
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Fran was organized, attentive, and friendly. She’s just taken over the Marina and is making it a lovely spot. They thrive on our business—stop at Henry!

Marina Response:
Thank You! We are so glad you stayed with us. Enjoy the rest of your adventure. Fran
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Great stay! Fran was great communicating with us and helping us get docked. We enjoyed docktales on the picnic tables that were there beside the lock wall. Would definitely stay here again.

Marina Response:
Just got the review. Thank you for staying with us. Hope your travels have been fun and full of docktales!
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Verified

Very nice wall and great couple that owns it.

Marina Response:
Just got the review. Thanks for staying with us. Hope your travels have been fun.
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Nice stay on the wall of the old Lock...the Mexican Rest across the street was good and 2 ate for $30 including a generous tip. Facilities were limited to port-o-potty, but that should be upgraded next year.

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New owners and property with lots of history. Great communication. If you stay on the historical lock wall have plenty of fenders. Slips available if you draft 3 feet or less. No amenities yet. (Other than clean porta potties). Pretty views. Dog friendly

Marina Response:
Thank you for staying with us. Safe travels on the rest of your journey.
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Nice quiet area off the Illinois River. The couple that bought the marina are working hard to make improvements! We stayed on the old lock wall which was jagged but fine as the river current slow coming through. Great WiFi, clean porta pots, no showers.

Marina Response:
Thank you for staying with us and enjoy the rest of your travels.
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I really enjoyed my stay at Henry Harbor marina, they have new owners who are working very hard to improve the marina, due to low water we were tied at the rustic old block wall in the channel which was very well protected and I thought was really neat with stone block and rebar rings to tie to, they had porta potties, water and electric for us. This is all stated in their description so there were no surprises. Fran messaged several times, With pictures and a good description. Really enjoyed my time here would love to come back!

Marina Response:
Thank you! We enjoyed visiting with you. I hope you can come back again someday. We will definitely look you up if we get to Tennessee!
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Henry Harbor Marina is both a Historic stay and an American Dream stay . . . Historic in that the outside “canal/fuel dock” area is the remnants of one of the first locks (1870) built along the Illinois River to extend commerce . . . The American Dream in that the new owners of the Marina, MaryFrances, David & Jacob Passini, lifelong boaters, have purchased this marina that was going to close to revive it and keep Henry, Illinois, an active boating community, both current business owners, but dedicated to continuous improvement of the marina, during the season they live on their boat at the marina . . . They are working hard to accommodate each and every need you may have . . . 30am power (50 amp with splitter), fuel (diesel/gas), can accommodate larger draft boats in the “lock” area and smaller ones inside the harbor (floating docks), water, near town (a couple of blocks away), laundromat in town . . . Enjoyable meal at Gramma’s Bar & Grill, tell Val there that MV CLASSEA & VOODOO said, “Hello”!

Marina Response:
Thank you for staying with us and the great review! We enjoyed visiting with you. We love all the new knowledge we learn from all our boaters that come through.
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One of my favorite tie-ups. If you draw 3’ or less, you can dock inside the marina but if you’re lucky, you get to tie up to the oldest lock wall on the Illinois. It dates from 1870 and was the first lock on the Illinois. The spot is rustic, serene, and scenic. There is power and water and the porta-loos are spotless. Short walk to grocery store and restaurants. The new owners, Fran and her husband, are wonderful folk. Fran even sent me some wonderful photos she took of our boat Green Eyes as we were coming in. Loved our stay.

Marina Response:
Thank you so much for staying with us! And the wonderful review!! We enjoy all the great people that stop by our little marina.
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This is a work in progress. Facilities are very rough. They have gas, diesel and 30 amp electric. New owners Fran and Bill are working hard to make this a good stop. They couldn't be nicer.

Marina Response:
Thank you, David, Jacob, and I are glad you could stay with us on your travels. Fran
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The wall was secure and the owners were on the job working hard to make cherry the stay was good. There are picnic tables and we grilled out with other loopers. Can’t wait to see what they do with the place down the road.

Marina Response:
Thank you! We can't wait to see what we do too! Enjoy your trip and safe travels!
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Great little place for a stop over. New owners were very helpful and are working to add amenities. Plenty of water for deep draft vessels on the old lock wall. No drinking water there yet but plenty of 30 amp power.

Marina Response:
Thank you for staying with us! Safe travels!
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Owner was super helpful in getting 3 trawlers docked on rough wall. Location was nice.

Marina Response:
Thank you for staying with us. Safe travels on your journey.
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This is a very nice family owned and operated harbor! You couldn’t ask for better people to run a place like this! They are working relentlessly to get the place back into tip top shape, as they are new owners, and I can appreciate that!

Marina Response:
Thank you so much, It’s a labor of love. we enjoy getting to meet all the great people that come through. Thank you for staying with us! Enjoy your journey and Prayers for your safe travels!
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Great people! Beautiful sights!

Marina Response:
Thank you! Glad you could stay with us. Henry is a beautiful little town. The Passini's at Henry Harbor Marina
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No other amenities, just power& fuel. We tied up on the old lock wall but at least it was calm and we walked to the Dairy Queen. New owners, very nice and trying very hard. Call them direct, don’t bother with Docwa!

Marina Response:
Thank you for staying with us!! Enjoyed all the knowledge you shared with us! Enjoy your travels!
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We did an overnight stay tied up to the ancient lock wall in 12’ of water. Storms were predicted for that night, and I did not trust the very open water anchorage at Upper Henry Island. This marina is best for a no frills, trusted overnight stay. You will be tying up to metal handholds drilled into the ancient lock stones. There was power available, but we just ran the generator. It is a very short walk up the hill to a cute Mexican / burger restaurant, and a Dairy Queen. Also a huge farm based True Value which is fully stocked. The new marina owners are available by a phone call to provide diesel and gas in a facility that has more than 3’ of water (which is rare from here to Peoria in normal summer pool). They will also give advice about the local town on top of the hill, as they are locals. This is not a glamorous transient marina. If you want/ need that, go back up the river to Ottawa. If you want a safe, secure, deep water overnight tie up with no amenities (no water, restrooms, etc), but with diesel and gas, no wakes from the river, in 12’ of water even at summer pool depths on the river, super helpful owners, and a cute town (Henry) up the hill, this stop is perfect.

Marina Response:
Thank you so much for staying with us and the great review!! We appreciate the business. We do love our little town. The Passini’s at Henry Harbor Marina
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