FOX BAITING NOTICE: - Dogs will be prohibited from ALL areas in the Park from 24 February - 10 April 2020. Park staff will be laying fox baits throughout the Park from 24 February - 13 March 2020, followed by a further 4 week exclusion period to ensure the safety of domestic dogs.

Warning message

The playground is closed whilst new and improved playground is being constructed. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Manly Warringah War Memorial State Park - known as Manly Dam, has a wonderful diversity of flora and fauna, including a number of threatened species. It’s great for picnics by the water, is renowned for mountain biking and water skiing, and its network of bush tracks are great for exploring.

Park Notices

  • Pay and Display Parking fees apply at Manly Dam, Northern Beaches permit holders exempted. 
  • Dogs are not permitted in the picnic areas, the internal road, carparks, or the water at any time. 
  • Outside of Notified Fox Baiting periods, Dogs may be walked on the bushland tracks (on a leash) which can be accessed at various external (outside of the picnic area) entry points.
  • Remembrance Day and Anzac Day ceremonies are held at the Cenotaph, in Section One. 


Standard Picnic Table
Manly Dam has four picnic areas around the lake, all with bookable picnic tables.
Undercover Picnic Table
There are five undercover picnic tables that will fit up to ten people, all five are bookable.

Contact Information

9942 2550
Manly Dam Rangers
9949 3235
0409 773 097

Opening Hours

The park is open from 7am every day of the year and closes at 5:30pm (non-daylight saving time) / 8:30pm (daylight saving time).


Monday - Sunday: 7:00-20:30


112 King Street
Manly Vale NSW 2093
Map of Manly Dam

Access and Maps

There are several entry points but vehicle access is via King Street.

Picnic Areas

We have four picnic areas where you can book a table.

Manly Dam Mountain Biking

Manly Dam Mountain Bike track is one of Sydney's best.

Water Sports

The freshwater lake is great for swimming, water skiing and more.

Manly Dam Bushwalks

The bush surrounding Manly Dam is a special place that includes remnants of Aboriginal camps