The United States is filled with millions of acres of public land.
This land is your land to do with as you please (within the boundaries of the law), but it’s not so easy to access.
Many patches of Bureau of Land Management land is sequestered by privately owned land. Essentially, it’s not legal for you to cross privately owned land to reach publicly-owned land.
That public land goes to waste, and the companies who own the adjacent private plots add value to their portfolio as they control access.
The predicament has been been battled out in court multiple times, and YouTube channel Half as Interesting explores the issue in the video below: