On the southwest shore of Lake Crescent. The name is French for frying pan or stove. The French spelling, La poele, was altered to La-po-el when it was adopted into Chinook Jargon. The place consists of a camp and guard station. Parratt notes that LaPoel creek rises in the hills below Sourdough Mountain and flows north into Lake Crescent and that for a time LaPoel, was “….once a bustling truck stop with a general store and tavern…” Also known as pancake point on 1930s USGS maps.