Soil requires prudent use, protection and proper management to realize its inherent potential on a sustained yield basis. Recognition of natural phenomena and physical limitations is no less important in campground construction or septic tank location than in crop production. The kind of soil dictates the type and location of recreational facilities. Some soils are not desirable sites for campgrounds, play areas, picnic grounds, cabin sites or nature study areas; other soils are very desirable sites for recreational uses. Knowledge of the soils of an area provides fundamental information needed in recreational planning.