From left, Austin Ventura, 11, Dylan Brown, 9, Harley Dodson, 11, Reyna Ventura, 10, and Addalissa Ventura, 8, all of Spring Valley, splash around in the shallow waters of the Hennepin Canal next to their camp site moments before being told by a park ranger that there is no swimming in the canal due to sanitary concerns.
Hennepin canal around locks 21 and 20 on Labor Day weekend.
Diane Brown and Gywan Tanner of Spring Valley camping with their kids and grandkids
Reyna Ventura, 10, in stripes
Addalissa Ventura, 8, in pink
Austin Ventura, 11, in 88 shirt
Harley Dodson, 11, short hair
Dylan Brown, 9, long hair last two are her kids
The family comes to the canal nearly every weekend to fish and camp.
Under lock 21
Jason Picatto of Utica with kids Dylan Vizzone, 7, and Hannah Vizzone, 5. Wife is Amanda Picatto and 10-month-old baby is Jason Picatto Jr.
Fishing lock 20
Rex Klingenberg of Wyanet
left to right along wall is Roxi Klingenberg, Brittney Hutchison, Lisa Vicks (friend) and Kristie Klingenberg (she and Brittney are cousins)
Camping near bridge
Matt Archer with wife Janice and daughter Nicole of Standard