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  • 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 and is renowned for mountain biking and water skiing.

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

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 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