Slumber Falls Camp located at 3610 River Road, New Braunfels, Comal County, Texas, 78132, achieved significance during the Comal County Historic Resource Survey for its association with events that have made a significant contribution to the broad pattern of our history. According to the report, “Slumber Falls is important for its association with the county’s tourism industry that began in the mid-twentieth century, particularly along River Road.
As roads were improved and people began taking trips, the Guadalupe River grew in popularity and tourist camps like Slumber Falls catered to these travelers. As one of the few remaining intact tourist camps, Slumber Falls reflects this early tourism trend and is significant for this association, making it eligible for listing in the NRHP under Criterion A.” Slumber Falls began as a tourist camp in the 1930s and then in the 1950s, after being sold to the Texas Synod of the Evangelical and Reformed Church (United Church of Christ), continued as a church youth and adult camp and retreat facility.
Slumber Falls celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2008 as a church camp and continues the tradition to this day of providing a memorable camping and learning experience for youth and adults.