Harrigan Island

County Township Year Acreage Type Conservation Values
County: Bradford Township: Athens Year: 2006 Acreage: 15.00 Type: Public Acquisition Conservation Values:
  • Adjacent to Other Conserved Land
  • In the Public's View
  • Public Recreation
  • Special Scenic Quality

In 2005 the Harrigans, long-time canoe enthusiasts, purchased an island in the Susquehanna River at Athens hoping to share this location with river travelers as an overnight camping stop. The island is located just south of the New Athens River Bridge. Working with NPC, they saw their desires come to reality. The Harrigans donated the island to NPC, with the intent to transfer the property to public ownership. NPC then worked with DCNR’s Bureau of Forestry and the property is now managed as part of the Loyalsock State Forest.