Camp Fimfo Waco – Fun, Quirky, Central Texas Glamping

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What does Fimfo mean? You’ll have to figure it out. Photo credit: Camp Fimfo.

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If you’re looking for the ultimate in family camping in Central Texas, Camp Fimfo Waco is waiting to be explored this summer. Themed weekends, family-friendly activities and events throughout the summer season, such as live music, foam parties, arts and crafts and more, await.

If the blazing Texas summer heat isn’t your idea of a good time, Camp Fimfo is open year round for family glamping and camping. Here’s what this new Central Texas camping and glamping resort can offer.

Camp Fimfo Waco is Texas’ second Camp Fimfo location. The original location is located on the Guadalupe River in New Braunfels.

What’s a Fimfo?

Fimfo is an acronym that’s a mantra for exploring camp and spending time outside. There are clues around the camp as to what Fimfo stands for, but if you’re stumped and can’t figure it out, a staff member will probably tell you if you ask.

Here’s a clue: Both F’s represent the same word used twice. That’s all you get!

Camp Fimfo Waco welcome sign
Camp Fimfo Waco welcomes you! Photo credit: Camp Fimfo

How to Get to Camp Fimfo Waco

This tranquil camp is located minutes from downtown Waco and sits along the Bosque River. Plug 1000 Chickadee Lane, Waco, TX 76708 into your mapping app or car’s navigation system and head out toward the fun.

Camp Fimfo is located just less than four miles from the famous Magnolia Market in downtown Waco, which sits along Interstate 35. Waco is about 90 miles from Dallas and about 102 miles from Austin, so an easy drive from either of these two major Texas cities.

Cabins and RV Sites

There are multiple ways to stay at Camp Fimfo Waco. The property has 231 RV sites and 73 cabins listed in their inventory.

Camp Fimfo Waco Red Carpet RV Site
Red Carpet RV sites have the most amenities. Photo credit: Camp Fimfo

Red Carpet RV Sites

Red Carpet RV sites include full hookups with 30/50 amp electric, a picnic table, fire ring, charcoal grill, cable, wifi and concrete pad and patio. Back-in and pull-thru sites are available. River view sites are also available.

Premium RV Sites

Premium RV sites include full hookups with 30/50 amp electricity, a picnic table, a fire ring, a charcoal grill, cable and wifi. Premium sites are back-in only.

Mammoth Cabins

Mammoth Cabins have three bedrooms and can sleep 11 people. They include a full kitchen and private bathroom and are stocked with linens and bathroom and kitchen basics. Cabins have front porch seating and river view cabins are available.

Camp Fimfo Waco Firewheel Cabin interior
The three sleeping areas in the Firewheel Cabin include this cute bedroom tucked into a pocket door space, a sleeping loft and a master bedroom. The living room couch also pulls out into a bed. Photo credit: Camp Fimfo

Firewheel Cabins

Firewheel Cabins sleep 10 people. They include a full kitchen and private bathroom and are stocked with linens and bathroom and kitchen basics. There’s a private master bedroom, a small cubby bedroom off the kitchen and a sleeping loft.

Cabins have front porch seating and riverview cabins are available. Firewheel cabins also have a picnic table, fire ring and a charcoal grill. River view cabins are available.

Magnolia Cabins

Magnolia Cabins can sleep up to eight people. They include a full kitchen and private bathroom and are stocked with linens and bathroom and kitchen basics. Cabins have front porch seating and pet-friendly cabins are available.

Tent Camping

Camp Fimfo’s website permits guests to book tent campsites and shows a map of available tent sites. Since the property is still being developed and ongoing construction may be a factor, I recommend calling Camp Fimfo Waco in advance of booking a tent camping site.

Camp Fimfo Waco Firewheel Cabin exterior
We had a patio with an overhang, a picnic table, chairs, a charcoal grill and a fire pit. Photo credit: Jill Robbins

Review of the Firewheel Cabins

My family of four spent a weekend in one of the Firewheel cabins at Camp Fimfo Waco. The cabin has space for 11 bodies but the common areas, such as the living and dining areas, were on the smaller size and there was only one bathroom. Although we had more bed space than we needed, the amount of space for the four of us inside was perfect.

We did a combination of indoor and outdoor cooking and found the modern, indoor kitchen to have all of the amenities we needed. As with most glamping cabin kitchens, we had what we needed to make basic meals. Everything was fresh, new and modern. Camp Fimfo Waco had only been open about seven months when we stayed, so we had the advantage of brand spanking new furnishings, dishes and so on.

Camp Fimfo Waco Firewheel Cabin bedroom
We had a comfy queen bed, and the main bedroom had built-in charging ports. Otherwise, there was very little room to move around, but we didn’t mind. Photo credit: Jill Robbins

While no one goes glamping to watch TV or surf the internet, we did appreciate having a nice wall-mounted flat-screen TV with cable and wifi. We did spend most of our time outside, but it was nice to stay connected and watch the news in the morning when we were having breakfast.

Camp Fimfo Waco Firewheel Cabin downstairs cubby bedroom
The small cubby bedroom downstairs is a fun little nook. Photo credit: Jill Robbins

The covered porch with a picnic table was a great feature, as was the fire pit. The only negative for us was that the area the cabin is built on hasn’t been seeded yet. It had recently rained, and since we had no grass, keeping mud out of the cabin was a struggle.

Camp Fimfo Waco water playground
Water playground at Camp Fimfo. Photo credit: Camp Fimfo

Onsite Waterpark, Miniature Golf and More – Included Amenities at Camp Fimfo

Whether you stay in a cabin or an RV, the list of included amenities is long and will keep your family entertained throughout your stay. Here’s what’s included in your campsite/cabin fee:

  • Resort-style swimming pool with swim-up bar and hot tub
  • Water playground
  • Sports Courts (basketball, pickle ball and tennis)
  • 18-Hole Mini Golf Course
  • Cornhole, horseshoes and other yard games
  • Live music
  • Arts and crafts and other organized activities
  • Children’s playground
Camp Fimfo Waco No-Dive Bar by the pool
This is the No-Dive Bar at the pool. Photo credit: Camp Fimfo

Check the activities calendar when you arrive to see what’s offered. Some of the arts and crafts activities have an additional small fee to participate but most of the fun is complimentary. There are also poolside cabanas that you can rent for an extra fee.

What Else is Available at Camp Fimfo?

There’s an onsite general store that sells souvenirs, a decent selection of food and beverages, if you forget something, and camping supplies. The general store is also where you pick up your club and balls for mini golf, as well as any sports court equipment.

Camp Fimfo Waco golf cart rental
Having a golf cart is handy and it’s easy to add one on to your reservation. Photo credit: Jill Robbins

Golf cart rentals are also available if you’d like to have something small and zippy to help you get around the RV park. Reserve a golf cart as an add-on to your reservation.

Camp Fimfo Waco door to nowhere
The door to nowhere. Photo credit: Jill Robbins

There are also lots of fun places around the property to take photos.

Camp Fimfo Waco Squirrely's Tavern
Squirrley’s Tavern at Camp Fimfo has family-friendy fun, food, drinks and entertainment. Photo credit: Camp Fimfo

On Site Dining

You might not expect a camping resort to have fantastic dining options but the quality of the camp restaurant was one of the things that surprised me – in a very good way – about this getaway.

Camp Fimfo Waco Squirrely's Tavern tacos
Tacos at Squirrely’s. Photo credit: Jill Robbins

Squirrely’s Tavern is so much more than just a snack bar. It’s an inviting, approachable place to get an elevated meal or enjoy a cocktail, and it can also be a place to grab a slice of pizza or a burger to enjoy by the pool. It’s a small, thoughtful space that adjusts beautifully to what guests need in a camp bar and grill.

Camp Fimfo Waco Squirrely's Tavern nachos
Nachos at Squirrely’s. Photo credit: Jill Robbins

The menu includes several appetizers, a selection of seriously good tacos, handhelds and wood-fired pizza, which you can watch being made in the open kitchen. If you feel like having something sweet, try one of the house-made cookies or an ice cream cone.

Camp Fimfo Waco Squirrely's Tavern chicken nuggets and fries
The old standby, chicken nuggets and fries. Photo credit: Jill Robbins
Camp Fimfo Waco Squirrely's Tavern taco and pizza
Tacos + pizza = perfect combo. Photo credit: Jill Robbins

Squirrely’s also serves their own brand of IPA on tap, plus a selection of craft cocktails from their full bar. There is also a coffee bar.

Camp Fimfo Waco farewell sign, Miss You Already
Downtown Waco is a short drive from camp. Photo credit: Camp Fimfo

Things to Do Off Property

If you want to leave the campgrounds, Waco has plenty of things to do.

Waco is home to Magnolia Market and all things Fixer Upper. Although tourists are unlikely to get a glimpse of Chip and Jo, their store is a fun place to check out. Even if you’re not a shopper, the Food Trucks at the Silos is a fun place to check out. There are lawn games and a fun, communal, family-friendly outdoor space. The Magnolia Table is a great breakfast spot, but arriving early is essential, especially on weekends or during the high tourist season. All enterprises owned by the Gaines family are closed on Sundays, so factor that into your planning.

Waco Mammoth National Monument near Camp Fimfo Waco
Waco Mammoth National Monument is run by the National Parks Service – They also offer a Junior Ranger Program. Photo credit: Jill Robbins

Other fun things to do include Waco Mammoth National Monument, the Dr Pepper Museum and the Mayborn Museum, located on the campus of Baylor University. If the water features at the camp pool aren’t enough of a thrill, grab tickets to nearby Hawaiian Falls Water Park.

Final Thoughts on Camp Fimfo Waco – Would I Stay Here Again?

A thousand times yes, although for a weekend camping trip, I’d probably opt for the New Braunfels location for a weekend camping trip because it’s closer to my house. The cabin was comfortable and had all the amenities we needed, such as kitchen equipment, wifi and air conditioning and heating.

We spent most of our time outside or doing things together as a family, which is the intent of Camp Fimfo. There’s plenty to do right on the property for a long weekend of camping, and also plenty to do in the Waco area if you want to explore and do more. Future plans for the camp include more robust river access so the opportunities for water activities will add another fun dimension to Camp Fimfo Waco that our family would be excited about.

Whether you’re driving your own RV, renting one from RVShare or staying in one of the cabins, this is a great way to get that taste of outdoor life without giving up your creature comforts. There was always something to do and the camp was safe and fun for my tweens to explore a bit on their own.

It has always been my experience that these glamping resort style vacations are the best family vacations for us. We all unplug a little, get some outdoor time in and enjoy being together as a family.

Jill Robbins is a freelance writer covering lifestyle, travel, health, and commerce. Her writing has appeared in SheKnows, HuffPost, Tripsavvy, Insider, AARP, and other publications. Jill lives in San Antonio with her husband and two youngest kids, although she’s usually somewhere else. You can find out what Jill is up to by reading her blog, Ripped Jeans and Bifocals.
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