• Enjoy the water on a kayak.

  • A new boardwalk on the north-east side is complete.

  • A new playground is open near Section 1 of the park.

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. 

Contact information

Open Space Bookings
8495 5009
Manly Dam Rangers
8495 6996

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). 

If you wish to make a booking, contact the Open Space Bookings Team Monday - Friday 8:30am to 5pm (excluding Public holidays) or fill in the Manly Dam Booking Application Form and send to us.

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.

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