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Pollock-Pines is a small community located in northern California, between Sacramento and South Lake Tahoe along U.S. Highway 50. This picturesque region sits in the Sierra Nevada foothills, where outdoor recreation and history abounds. The town of Coloma and the Marshall Gold Discovery State Park is nearby, where in 1848, James Marshall first uttered those infamous words, "Boys, I believe I've found gold!" You can also tour a real gold mine at Gold Bug Park, visit pioneer cemeteries, the historic town of Placerville ("Hangtown,") and Donner Lake, site of the doomed Donner Party that became stranded in the mountains during the winter of 1846. Fishing, boating and white water rafting are popular on the nearby American River, and other sports in the area include hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, golf, panning for gold and camping. For winter sports enthusiasts, more than 15 alpine skiing and 13 cross-country ski areas are located in the area. The spectacular Lake Tahoe region, with its' gambling and outdoor recreation, is a scenic drive north of Pollack Pines, and approximately an hour south takes you to the state capital city of Sacramento.

Surrounding areas: Somerset, California (9.5 mi), Placerville, California (11.6 mi), Cold Springs, California (15.3 mi), Georgetown, California (16.9 mi), Foresthill, California (21.8 mi), Pioneer, California (22.8 mi), Rubicon, California (25.1 mi)

Pollock Pines Vacation Rentals




Pollock Pines Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Best Western Placerville Inn6850 Greenleaf DrPlacerville, CA11.6 mi.(530) 622-9100
Shenandoah Inn17674 VLG DrPlymouth, CA23.8 mi.(209) 245-4491
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites4360 Town Center BlvdEl Dorado Hills, CA27.1 mi.(866) 833-8773
Best Western Golden Key Motel13450 Lincoln WayAuburn, CA27.8 mi.(530) 885-8611
Comfort Inn Central1875 Auburn Ravine RdAuburn, CA27.9 mi.(530) 885-1800
Sutter Creek Days Inn271 Hanford St Hwy 49Sutter Creek, CA28.0 mi.(209) 267-9177
Holiday Inn Auburn120 Grass Valley HwyAuburn, CA28.1 mi.(530) 887-8787
Folsom Courtyard2575 Iron Point RdFolsom, CA29.8 mi.(916) 984-7624
Residence Inn Sacramento Folsom2555 Iron Point RdFolsom, CA29.9 mi.(916) 983-7289
 
Bed & Breakfast
Grey Gables Bed & BreakfastSutter Creek, CA28.0 mi.(209) 267-1039

Pollock Pines Weather & Climate

The foothills region of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, in Northeastern California, enjoys warm, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Many people are surprised to find such a marked change of seasons at this elevation, but leaves change and temperatures drop as the rainy season begins in fall. This area receives lots of rain November through March and it begins to taper off in spring. Snow is possible, but rare. Summers are hot and dry with sunshine almost every day. Fog is sometimes a problem in winter, although not as common as in the lower elevations. Thunderstorms are rare, but can happen any time of the year. As you move higher into the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the seasons are even more distinct and snow can become quite deep in winter.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 54°F 39°F 9.58 in. -
February 56°F 39°F 8.62 in. -
March 59°F 40°F 8.03 in. -
April 65°F 44°F 4.01 in. -
May 73°F 50°F 2.31 in. -
June 83°F 57°F 0.81 in. -
July 91°F 64°F 0.28 in. -
August 90°F 63°F 0.26 in. -
September 84°F 60°F 1.20 in. -
October 74°F 52°F 2.95 in. -
November 59°F 42°F 6.48 in. -
December 54°F 38°F 7.34 in. -

Pollock Pines Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Lake Tahoe airport (TVL) located about 33 miles east of Pollock Pines in South Lake Tahoe, California, the Sacramento Mather airport (MHR) located approximately 41 miles west of Pollock Pines in Sacramento, California, the Mc Clellan Airfield (MCC) located roughly 44 miles west of Pollock Pines in Sacramento, California, the Truckee Tahoe airport (TRK) located around 45 miles northeast of Pollock Pines in Truckee, California, and finally the Minden Tahoe airport (MEV) located about 47 miles east of Pollock Pines in Minden, Nevada.

Pollock Pines Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Tahoe Amusement ParkSouth Lake TahoeCA34.5 mi.
FunderlandSacramentoCA50.5 mi.
FunderwoodsLodiCA57.3 mi.
Playland ParkRenoNV67.3 mi.
Wild IslandSparksNV69.7 mi.
 
Water Parks
Waterworld USASacramentoCA50.5 mi.
Wild Island Family Adventure ParkSparksNV69.7 mi.
Big Bear ParkWaterfordCA78.0 mi.
Waterworld USAConcordCA95.2 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Apple Mountain Golf ResortCaminoCA5.0 mi.
Sierra Golf CoursePlacervilleCA11.6 mi.
Mace Meadow Golf & Country ClubPioneerCA22.8 mi.
El Dorado Hills Golf CourseEl Dorado HillsCA27.0 mi.
Course at Raspberry HillAuburnCA28.0 mi.
DarkHorseAuburnCA28.0 mi.
DarkHorse Golf ClubAuburnCA28.0 mi.
Ridge Golf CourseAuburnCA28.0 mi.
Black Oak Golf CourseAuburnCA29.9 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Sierra-at-TahoeTwin BridgesCA25.1 mi.
Kirkwood Ski ResortKirkwoodCA28.0 mi.
Ski HomewoodHomewoodCA32.1 mi.
Heavenly Ski ResortSouth Lake TahoeCA34.6 mi.
Squaw ValleyOlympic ValleyCA35.5 mi.
Bear ValleyBear ValleyCA35.9 mi.
Alpine MeadowsTahoe CityCA37.2 mi.
Donner Ski RanchNordenCA40.4 mi.
Sugar Bowl TahoeNordenCA40.4 mi.
Northstar-at-TahoeTruckeeCA44.7 mi.
Tahoe DonnerTruckeeCA44.7 mi.
Diamond PeakIncline VillageNV47.2 mi.
Dodge RidgePinecrestCA51.4 mi.
Mount Rose Ski AreaRenoNV67.3 mi.
June MountainJune LakeCA106.4 mi.
Mammoth MountainMammoth LakesCA116.6 mi.
 
State Parks
Gold Discovery Site State ParkCA16.6 mi. 
Mormon Island Wetlands State ParkCA28.7 mi. 
Emerald Bay State ParkCA29.7 mi. 
D L Bliss State ParkCA30.6 mi. 
Sugar Pine Point State ParkCA32.0 mi. 
Negro Bar State ParkCA32.7 mi. 
Tahoe State ParkCA37.4 mi. 
Calaveras Big Trees State ParkCA37.8 mi. 
Burton Creek State ParkCA38.1 mi. 
 
Museums
Genoa Courthouse MuseumGenoaNV43.2 mi.(History)
Emigrant Trail MuseumTruckeeCA44.7 mi.(History)
Carson Valley Museum and Cultural CenterGardnervilleNV46.7 mi.(History)
Crocker Art MuseumSacramentoCA50.5 mi.(Art)
Golden State MuseumSacramentoCA50.5 mi.(History)
Stewart Indian MuseumCarson CityNV52.1 mi.(History)
Nevada State Railroad MuseumCarson CityNV52.1 mi.(Technology)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
Sacramento ZooSacramentoCA50.5 mi.
Micke Grove ZooLodiCA57.3 mi.
Six Flags Marine WorldVallejoCA101.2 mi.
The Oakland ZooOaklandCA112.8 mi.


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