We car-camp regularly at Ontario provincial parks. The parks forbid bringing in our own wood (to help prevent foreign invasive species from entering the local ecosystem). We are supposed to buy local firewood from the park.
Unfortunately, the firewood available at the parks are barely seasoned. At certain parks, I've seen the firewood are unsheltered (or only partially sheltered) for rain, which makes it hard to build any fire, not just for cooking.
We often grill over seasoned cherry or maple at home and would like replicate that experience while camping. Are there ways/tips/tricks to cook/grill raw meat such as steaks over a fire built with unseasoned wood?
EDIT: This is not a question on how to start a fire with possibly wet firewood. The question is about how to create a fire from such wood suitable for cooking --- suitable temperature for sufficiently long time for meat to be cooked without a high level of smoke to ruin the flavour.