SML is a great lake, it is the prettiest lake in VA. I second what everyone is saying on this thread. As for navigation at night, it is allot better now, a few years ago my brother totaled a boat at night, allong with two other boats in same area that summer. I guess the lake figured after 3 accidents on the same turn, in one summer it was time for new markers????
Anyway, as for hanging out at the Cliffs on Blackwater it is a great time. Most the people at the lake are friendly, just watch out for the game wardens they like to check everyone.