This report is one of a series describing detailed, semi-detailed and reconnaissance soil surveys conducted in Alberta provincial parks and recreational areas. As well as the Dillberry Lake Provincial Park study area, soil surveys were conducted in the Buck Lake Region southwest of Breton, and Midland Provincial park west of Drumheller during the summer of 1978. The total area mapped was approximately 2370 ha. Also during 1978, soil profiles at 24 sites in the Cypress Hills of Alberta were described and samples collected for laboratory analyses. The purpose at 19 sites was to classify and characterize the soils associated with different communities; and at 5 sites to document any observable differences between soils in heavy use and non- use recreational areas.