We're looking into buying a Colorado River Adventures (CRA) membership second-hand and I want to see if anyone has any first hand knowledge of their program and parks. Any details on the different types of memberships and what you get from them. Is it true that you can choose to cancel a fully paid membership, if you no longer want it and can't sell it? How is the availability of reservations? How are the different parks? For the parks that are along the river/in the desert, are their places nearby with toy rentals?
We like what we see, but it's hard to get real info on the parks or memberships without going on a tour and getting locked-out of the secondary market for 2 years.
We're mostly weekenders, still working full time, but if the parks are decent and availability for reservations isn't impossible, then the annual maintenance fee will be worth it for us, as most of the parks are within 4 hours or so from us. And over the next 10 years or so we'll be moving towards and into retirement, so we'll get much more time to use it then.
We're used to camping the full range of parks, from State parks to small private parks, rv resorts, and boondocking. We're not expecting a resort, but like to know the facilities are maintained and things like the pool(s) are in good condition for the kids and grands (if they have them). Also like to know there are things to do around the parks, whether its river/desert toys or places to go see or do. I'm fine with hiking, fishing, and watching the stars at night, but I don't get to do that if I can't entertain the horde.
Sorry for the long read and thanks for any information and advice.