When I was in Boy Scouts every month we went camping places that seemed to be deep in the woods with no one else around within hiking distance.
When I go to reserve a campsite as an adult they're all so densely packed that you're staring at a half dozen other campsites (most occupied with noisy families, minivans, etc) and cars are constantly driving by my tent on the trail loop. You can't walk 10 feet without running into a power outlet, which for me is the exact type of thing I'm trying to escape.
Do you have to be close personal friends with a land baron or is there some way a member of the public could get a "real" campsite (or just a forest where you can go and make your own campsite) without breaking the law?
I am in Maryland in the US.