About Us

Who are we ?

On March 13, 2008, the Virginia General Assembly passed legislation creating the Southwest Regional Recreation Authority (SRRA). It is a public corporation and government instrumentality with the ability to exercise the public powers of the State.

Its mandate is to establish and maintain “…a system of recreational trails and appurtenant facilities, including trailhead centers, parking areas, camping facilities, picnic areas, recreational areas, historic or cultural interpretive sites, and other facilities…” in the Southwest Regional Recreation Area.

SRRA serves and supports all jurisdictions within the LENOWISCO and Cumberland Plateau PDCs, encompassing the counties of Tazewell, Buchanan, Russell, Dickenson, Wise, Scott, and Lee, as well as the City of Norton.

SRRA’s stated mission is to “…create and manage multi-use trails in the Southwest Regional Recreation Area to facilitate, enhance, and sustain economic development and job creation in Southwest Virginia.” The initiative is known as Spearhead Trails.

Meet Our Staff

Spearhead Trails

Our Team

Darrell Ely

Executive Director

Jeff Adkins


Skyler Deel

Range Assistant

Breanna Greear

Store Associate

Dylan Grubb


Hoyt Hall


Cindy Isaacs

Chief Financial Officer

James Marcum

IT/Procurement Officer/Marketing

Bobby Mullins

Range Supervisor

Sarah Mullins

Administrative Assistant

Col.Steve Pike

Interim Executive Director

Josh Raines


Elliotte Ratliff


Chris Sargent

Operator Supervisor

Roger Street


Robert Whited


Peyton Ratliff

Range Assistant