There are several entry points to Manly Dam, however the only vehicle access is through the main entrance at the end of King Street (off Condamine Street, Manly Vale). From this entrance, Sir Roden Cutler V.C. Memorial Drive provides access to the four picnic areas and carparks.
A footpath from the main entrance allows for pedestrian and disabled access into the park without having to go on the road. This currently runs to Section 2.
Other access points to the dam are located in the surrounding suburbs of Allambie Heights, Frenchs Forest, Manly Vale, North Balgowlah and off the Wakehurst Parkway.
The best access points for the bike track are; Gibbs St, Manly Vale and Upper Clontarf or Kirkwood St at Bantry Reserve, Seaforth.
- Pay and Display Parking fees apply at Manly Dam, Northern Beaches permit holders exempted.
- Dogs are not permitted in the picnic areas, internal roads, carparks and the lake (waterbody) at any time.
- Dogs are permitted on-leash under control on the tracks and trails in the bushland and are not permitted anywhere else in the bushland.
- During fox baiting periods dogs are not permitted at Manly Dam as per signage on-site.
- Remembrance Day and Anzac Day ceremonies are held at the Cenotaph, in Section One.
- During Extreme or Catastrophic Fire Danger Days the Park may be partially or fully closed. Fire Danger Ratings can be checked at https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/fdr-and-tobans.