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 and is renowned for mountain biking and water skiing.

Manly Dam’s network of bush tracks are great for exploring.

TRACK WORKS: Council is undertaking works between July and September to upgrade the Manly Dam Park Circuit Track between Picnic Area 4 and the Fire Trail Bike Track. Workers and machinery may be present. Please Use Caution and Follow any Directions. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Remembrance Day and Anzac Day ceremonies are held at the Cenotaph, in Section One. 

Pay and Display Parking fees apply at Manly Dam, Northern Beaches permit holders exempted. 

Please note: Dogs are not permitted in the picnic areas, the internal road, carparks, or the water at any time. 

Dogs, on a leash, may be walked on the bushland tracks which can be accessed at various external (outside of the picnic area) entry points. (see fox baiting notice below)

NOTICE: FOX BAITING - Park staff will be undertaking fox baiting throughout the Park from 12th to 30th August 2019. To ensure the safety of domestic dogs, and meet legal requirements, dogs will be prohibited from ALL areas in the Park from 12 August - 27 September 2019.


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.


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


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

Reserves Bookings
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: 7:00-17:30


112 King Street
Manly Vale NSW 2093
Map of Manly Dam