• 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, is great for picnics by the water, bushland exploring and is popular for mountain biking and water skiing.


Manly Dam has a wonderful diversity of flora and fauna, including a number of threatened species.  A recent biodiversity project funded by the Australian Government’s Communities Environment Program, Northern Beaches Council and the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF), saw local community group Save Manly Dam Catchment Committee undertake an extensive survey of Manly Dam’s flora and fauna. To see the amazing biodiversity that Manly Dam is home to, check out Members of the community can be a part of ongoing biodiversity monitoring at Manly Dam by recording sightings at

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. 

Except during notified fox baiting periods, 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.


Access, maps and information

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

Picnic Tables

We have four picnic areas at Manly Dam 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

Opening hours

Monday - Sunday: 7:00-20:30