We began staying at Deer Creek #1 in 1999 when we had our 50th anniversary. Our family numbers between 35 and 55 in attendance each year, and we enjoy ourselves immensely. The AC has always worked, the kitchen is perfect with huge fridge, ice maker, griddle, microwave, etc. We share the cooking arrangements by family with each group being resp. for one meal from prep to clean-up then no more worries for the weekend. Works great. There are two lakes, canoes, covered fishing barge, swimming, rope swings over lake 2, volleyball area, horseshoes area, etc. There is plenty of tenting space for those who prefer that. The kids love the loft area. The rise in cost hurts, but is understandable. We charge each adult $50 for the weekend and under 18 are free. Food furnished by family group, meals all planned out, so it isn't really that hard to do. We really enjoy it, but it is difficult to drive the 2 1/2 hrs from Balch Springs.