Pollock Pines is a census-designated place (CDP) in El Dorado County, California, United States. It is part of the SacramentoArden-ArcadeRoseville Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 6,871 at the 2010 census, up from 4,728 at the 2000 census.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 8.0 square miles (21 km sq), over 99% of it land.
For the 2000 census, the CDP had a total area of 5.8 square miles (15 km sq), all of it land.
The area encompassing Pollock Pines is in a heavily timbered mountain region situated along the ridge top on the south side of the South Fork of the American River. It is approximately 15 miles east of Placerville and 60 miles east of Sacramento on Highway 50. It includes the area from the American River on the north to Jenkinson Lake and the Mormon Emmigrant Trail on the south.