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Four picnic areas provide a variety of settings, including grassy, lakeside or bushland. There are many tables to choose from and are perfect for family outings, birthday parties or any casual occasion.

  • Section 1 - provides an open grassed area by the lakeside and features the War Memorial, children's playground, electric barbecues, and swimming access.

NOTICE: The Section 1 amenities block (near playground) will be undergoing renovation from 13 November 2018- through March 2019. Temporary toilets will be available. Please note there may be some noise and dust associated with works. We apologise for any inconvenience.

  • Section 2 - provides a smaller more intimate setting, with wood-fired barbecues, nestled in the bush directly adjacent to the water. Note: no swimming access.
  • Section 3 - is the largest picnic area with a variety of bushland settings, featuring beach like access to the lake, wood-fired barbecues, and swimming access.
  • Section 4 - provides a mid-size picnic area with direct access to the park's circuit track. It opens out to the lake, with wood-fired barbecues and swimming access.

To reserve your preferred table, simply fill out the booking form and email it to us. Please note that a picnic table booking is non-transferable and non-refundable. When leaving picnic areas please place your rubbish in the garbage and recycling bins located in the carparks or take it home with you.

Firewood, when available, is provided for use in the wood-fired barbecues. Rangers make every effort to gather firewood but supply cannot be guaranteed. Please use supplies sparingly. Visitors are asked to not bring charcoal heat beads into the park. Please note that on TOTAL FIRE BAN days, the use of fire (including wood and/or portable gas) barbecues is prohibited and only the electric barbecues in Section 1 can be used.

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

Please call 9942 2550 or 9942 2460 for bookings or enquiries.

Manly Dam Section 1 Table Map

Picnic Area 1

Section 1 provides an open grassed area by the lakeside and features the War Memorial, children's playground, electric barbecues and swimming access...
Manly Dam Section 2 Table Map

Picnic Area 2

Section 2 provides a smaller more intimate setting, with wood fired barbecues, nestled in the bush directly adjacent to the water.  Note: no ...
Manly Dam Section 3 Table Map

Picnic Area 3

Section 3 is the largest picnic area with a variety of bushland settings, featuring beach like access to the lake, wood fired barbecues and ...
Mnaly Dam Section 4 Table Map

Picnic Area 4

Section 4  provides a mid-size picnic area with direct access to the park's circuit track. It opens out to the lake, with wood fired barbecues and...

Contact Information

Reserve Bookings
Phone: 
9942 2550 or 9942 2640

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Parking Information

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