In Minnesota, whether you need a permit to camp depends on the location and type of camping. For state parks, you will need to make a reservation and pay the appropriate fees. Reservations can be made through the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reservation system. For camping in national forests, such as the Superior National Forest or the Chippewa National Forest, you may need a permit for certain areas, especially if you plan to camp in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). Information on permits and reservations for the BWCAW can be found on the Recreation.gov website. For dispersed camping in national forests, you generally do not need a permit. However, it's essential to follow the guidelines and regulations for each specific forest. Always check with the local ranger district office for the area you plan to camp in for any specific rules or restrictions.