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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.
This sale is valid until 6/4/2023.
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!
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
There are also lots of fun places around the property to take photos.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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