Fanciful and fun, Camp Fimfo New Braunfels brings a new kind of camping to the Texas Hill Country. With plentiful amenities including a pool, waterslides, miniature golf and more, there’s enough to keep the entire family entertained. At Camp Fimfo New Braunfels you’ll have a genuine camping experience without having to sleep on the ground. Here’s everything you need to know about this Texas Hill Country gem with a quirky name.
The writer was hosted.
Texas Hill Country Glamping at Camp Fimfo New Braunfels
Ah, nature. I’ve always been a fan of the great outdoors, but now it has become somewhat of an obsession. Waking up to the sounds of birds chirping. Catching a brilliant sunset from an Adirondack chair. Or, taking in the expansive beauty of the stars at night — it all beckons me. Of course, one of the best ways to experience a nature immersion is to camp. I’m all for that as long as I don’t have to sleep on the ground. Oh, and most importantly, there must be indoor plumbing.
Fortunately, I’m not the only one that feels this way. As a result, there are numerous possibilities for spoiled campers like me. In the always enchanting Texas Hill Country, Camp Fimfo offers plenty of camping choices ranging from RV sites to decked-out cabins. Couple that with enough amenities to rival a luxury resort and you have a winning combination. Now THAT’s the kind of camping trip I’ll take my grandkids on!
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. For those of us from faraway places, it adds a new dimension to the 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.
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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. With three grandkids in the tween and teen stages, I was particularly happy to hear this.
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What’s Your Choice RV or Cabin?
With 250+ RV sites (and more on the way) 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.
For my visit, I stayed in a Bluebonnet Cabin which is slightly smaller than the Coyote. The Bluebonnet is 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.
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. They are super cute for a couple or a grandparent traveling with one grandkid.
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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. You can also find some camping and fishing items.
Other amenities include:
- Spacious pool with a volleyball net and basketball hoop
- Poolside Cabanas
- A swim-up pool 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
- Yard games including cornhole and giant Jenga
Coming soon: an activities pavilion, alpine coaster, nature trails and more. A guest directory lists the daily activities.
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.
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 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 — even old kids like me. 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 $81 per day for a limo golf cart (six-seater) and $58 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 Visit
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.
Inquire about specials and discounts. Camp Fimfo New Braunfels offers a military discount. Check their Facebook page or campfimfo.com for other discounts and specials. When you’re ready to book, set up your stay with Campspot and prepare for a good time!
I loved my brief stay at Camp Fimfo and can’t wait to go back with the grandkids.
Oh, and about that quirky name, I figured it out but you’ll have to look for clues while you’re there to solve this mystery for yourself. Just a hint, it’s all about fun outside.