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If you’re looking for glamping with a twist, Camp Fimfo Texas Hill Country is your new family fun stop in Central Texas. Camp Fimfo is in the heart of New Braunfels, but happy campers who stay here get that “away from it all” vibe without really being away from anything.
If you love the idea of outdoor fun, s’mores and songs around the campfire but don’t love the idea of spending the night in a tent, Camp Fimfo New Braunfels offers many ways to stay that don’t involve sleeping on the ground. Here is everything you need to know about planning a fun family getaway to this quirky camp in Central Texas.
Texas Hill Country Glamping at Camp Fimfo New Braunfels
I’ve always been a fan of spending time in the great outdoors – except when it’s time to go to bed. Then I’m firmly on team great indoors. I’ll happily hike, swim in the lake, get dirty and cook my food outside, but I want to be cozy, warm and dry at the end of the day.
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If you’re more of a glamper than a camper, you’re in luck. There are a lot of glamping resorts that cater to outdoor lovers who still need that bit of pampering and access to creature comforts – hello, indoor plumbing; I’m looking at you. If that describes you and you’re looking for a camping spot in the Texas Hill Country, Camp Fimfo has options and activities galore.
Whether you’re looking for a place to go with your RV or want to rent a unique, stylish cabin, Camp Fimfo in New Braunfels doesn’t disappoint. And even better news? The newly-opened Camp Fimfo Waco is an option if you’re looking for something a little further north in Texas.
About Camp Fimfo
Camp Fimfo delivers an outdoor adventure suitable for all ages. Located at 250 Whitewater Way, New Braunfels, TX 78132, this whimsical campground and RV park has direct access to the Guadalupe River. An easy drive from both San Antonio and Austin, Camp Fimfo makes a great weekend getaway for locals.
If you’re visiting one of Texas’ larger cities, Camp Fimfo makes an awesome side trip that adds a new dimension to your Texas Hill Country experience.
Driving through the gates to Camp Fimfo a sign says “You’re there yet!” Even though civilization (aka grocery stores, restaurants, entertainment, and shopping) are not far away, there’s a sense of being away from it all. Camp Fimfo has everything you need to play or relax.
Since opening in July 2021, the campground continues to grow, adding more RV sites and cabins as well as more amenities. Part of the Jellystone Campground family, Camp Fimfo brings a unique vibe to the camping world. While there are plenty of activities for younger children, there’s a focus on tweens and teens here that isn’t typical of many resort-style campgrounds.
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Wait, 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.
Part of the fun is figuring it out. Once you know, you’ll likely say “I can’t believe I didn’t figure that out sooner” which, according to staff, is the typical response.
What’s Your Choice…RV or Cabin?
With 250+ RV sites and fanciful cabins, you’ve got numerous options at Camp Fimfo New Braunfels. The RV sites have concrete pads and full hook-ups ranging from $75-$105 per night based on the season and location. If you don’t have an RV and want to experience one, consider renting from a service like RVShare. If you’re uncomfortable driving one, they’ll deliver and set it up for you.
There are three cabin styles to choose from: Coyote Cabins, Bluebonnet Cabins or Riverview Cabins. Great for larger families, Coyote Cabins have three bedrooms and sleeping accommodations for up to 12 people. There’s a one-bedroom with a queen bed, one with two twin bunks and a third with a twin, and a double with a trundle bed. In addition, there’s a pullout sofa in the living room.
Coyote Cabins and Bluebonnet Cabins
I stayed in one of the Coyote Cabins with my husband and two sons. We had three separate bedrooms, a full kitchen and a small living/dining area. We had a main bedroom with TV, a smaller bedroom with one set of bunk beds and a TV, and another bunk room with three sets of bunk beds and no TV.
And I realize no one goes camping to watch TV, but we appreciated being able to relax and watch TV in bed at the end of the day.
The Bluebonnet Cabins are slightly smaller than the Coyote Cabins, and they’re located a little further away from the camp amenities. The Bluebonnet Cabins are still spacious, with high ceilings, a front porch and sleeping accommodations for up to eight. There is one bedroom with a full-size bed, one loft with two twin-size mattresses, one bunk bed in the hallway and a pull-out sofa in the living room.
Both the Coyote and Bluebonnet cabins have full kitchens, A/C, cable, wifi, charcoal grills, a picnic table and a fire ring. And both are pet friendly. And although both cabins can accommodate quite a few people, none of the cabins has more than one bathroom.
A Cozy Retreat for Two – Riverview Cabins
Located on the banks of the Guadalupe River, the Riverview Cabins are nothing short of adorable. These A-frame cabins from Bivvi sleep two. Features include a full bed, mini-fridge and air conditioning. A small porch makes the ideal spot to sit and take in the starry night skies. These also have a charcoal grill, fire ring and picnic table. You won’t have a private bath, but the bathhouse is a short walk away.
If you really want to rough it, Camp Fimfo has 19 tent sites available.
Direct River Access and Loaded With Amenities
With direct access to the Guadalupe River, floating, tubing and even fishing are all possible during your stay. But the amenity list goes far beyond that.
A well-stocked general store sells souvenirs, sundries and food items, including beer and wine. If you forgot your bathing suit or a beach towel, the store has those too. You can also find some camping and fishing items. If you don’t find what you need at the camp store, stores in New Braunfels are a short drive away.
You’ll absolutely find an activity you can enjoy with your family at Camp Fimfo, from miniature golf to their long list of fun, resort-like amenities.
Other park features include:
- Spacious heated pool with hot tubs, volleyball net and basketball hoop
- Alpine coaster
- Poolside cabanas
- A swim-up bar cleverly named No Dive Bar
- Interactive water park with a splash playground
- Two exciting pool slides and two speed slides
- Scheduled activities and workshops featuring things like Firebuildng 101, family bingo, trivia nights and tie-dye
- Movies under the sky
- Prickly Par Mini Golf
- Five Falls Gem Mining
- Sports courts including baseball, tennis and pickle ball
- Playground by the river
- Jumping pillow
- Yard games including cornhole and giant Jenga
- Hammock grove
- Fun photo opps
Coming soon: The River Zip. If soaring over the Guadalupe River, through a grove of twisty Cyprus trees, and landing on the top of a cliff with a 360 view of the Texas Hill Country sounds like your type of adrenaline pumping activity, then you will be excited to know this activity is coming to Camp Fimfo soon.
On Site Dining
The family-friendly tavern, Squirrely’s, serves New Braunfels-inspired dishes and specialty craft cocktails along with local brews. The tavern has retro board games available on the table, and when the weather is nice, they open up the garage door style windows, and guests can enjoy the sunshine while they sip and play Yahtzee or Battleship.
Guests may also find live music at Squirrely’s on weekends, especially during the warmer months. Check the camp activities schedule.
The Filling Station is the place to go for wood-fired oven pizza and in-house-made ice cream.
In food truck fashion, Bandit Coffee is the place to get your morning brew.
Of course, with fully equipped kitchens and charcoal grills, you can make your own camping meals. Don’t forget to get marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate bars because no camping trip is complete with s’mores.
Getting Around Camp Fimfo New Braunfels
It’s easy to get around Camp Fimfo New Braunfels – all the roads at this camping resort are paved, and the speed limit is low, so it’s pedestrian and bike-friendly. There’s adequate parking located near the entrance where you check in and at the general store/pool area. Each cabin and RV site also has parking space for one vehicle plus a golf cart.
Golf cart rentals are available and fun for kids of all ages. There are a couple of places at Camp Fimfo where you can’t drive your car, like the gravel path leading down to the river, but the golf cart will get you there. Prices are $79 per day for a limo golf cart (six-seater) and $56 per day for a standard golf cart (four-seater.) Camp Fimfo does not allow private golf carts unless needed for ADA reasons.
Plaid is a thing at Camp Fimfo New Braunfels and I’m not sure why. But, it looks great and the new fleet of golf carts showcase that plaid theme.
How to Plan Your Best Camping Experience
For RVs, the check-in time is 3:00 PM and checkout is 1:00 PM. Cabin check-in is at 4:00 PM, with the checkout at 11:00 AM. Plan for at least two nights here to get the full experience. But there’s so much to do that you and the kids or grandkids will likely want to stay longer. If camp amenities and activities are important to you, check the schedule before you book.
Check the list of prohibited items. There are some restrictions on outside alcohol and firewood.
Know the cancellation policy. You’ll pay the full fee if you cancel within a week of your booked stay.
Ask About Special Discounts
Camp Fimfo New Braunfels offers a military discount. They also offer various discounts and incentives on extended stays, so tacking on that extra night just might work to your advantage. Check their Facebook page or campfimfo.com for other discounts and specials.
Camp Fimfo Has A New Second Location in Waco
The new Camp Fimfo Waco opened in late summer 2022. Camp Fimfo Waco has similar accommodations and cabin styles, although the names and theming are aligned with Waco and the surrounding area.
I’ve stayed at both Camp Fimfo New Braunfels and Camp Fimfo Waco and the two biggest differences I’ve noticed is that the Waco location’s Squirrley’s Tavern has a more elevated vibe, although a very long way from stuffy or formal. The pool area at Camp Fimfo Waco has smaller waterslides than the original location in New Braunfels, but if those thrilling waterslides are a must-have, Hawaiian Falls Water Park is less than a mile from camp.
Camp Fimfo New Braunfels has the alpine coaster and is soon adding a zipline adventure, making it the more robust of the two Camp Fimfo locations when it comes to activity choices.
Aside from these small differences, campers should expect to have similar experiences at both camps and equal amounts of that “Fimfo vibe.” That will make sense when you figure it out.
This is an update of a post originally written by Terri Marshall