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.
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.
Very nice wall and great couple that owns it.
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.
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
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.
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!
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”!
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.
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.
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.
Fantastic marina. The new owners are doing it right. Friendly,safe, most anything you need is a short walk away. One thing I'd add is water for the boat on the wall.
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.
Owner was super helpful in getting 3 trawlers docked on rough wall. Location was nice.
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!
Great people! Beautiful sights!
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!
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.