I got there at least twice a year. While it is a bit overrun in the summer, it is indeed still pretty wild and remote feeling. It isn't rugged or challenging. You rarely need a compass, but the campsites aren't very developed as far as the backcountry sites. A firering is the only attribute to a site. However, the magic feeling of this piece of park is worth everything. Going up the Big Carp river trail beneath the old Hemlocks is like walking in a fantasy land. (for this area) it is simply amazing. While I have millions of acres of raw wilderness in my back yard (Superior National Forest)I still find myself going back to Porkies again and again. Even though I know the trails by heart. A word of caution though, it can be really, really difficult to find a campsite on the lake superior part of the trail system over the weekends during the season. I've had to camp on the trail more than once along the section.
Oh yea forgot, my profile picture is actually taken on the bluff part of the Big Carp River Trail in the porkies.