Elder Scrolls
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Sleeping Tree Camp is a giant's encampment found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It is located southwest of Fort Greymoor, south-southeast of Swindler's Den, and east of Broken Fang Cave in Whiterun Hold.


This giant camp is the only known place where the mysterious Sleeping Tree is found. The tree grows in the middle of a small pond with a light purple mist coming from its purplish blue water. Two giants and two mammoths live in the immediate area. The entrance to the Sleeping Tree Cave is on the west side of the path heading north from the camp.

Sleeping Tree[]

Little is known about the origins of the Sleeping Tree. Ysolda mentions two ways the tree came into existence.

Red Mountain[]

People believe that when the Red Mountain erupted, a piece of it landed in the area, leaving a crater from which a tree grew.


She also heard the story that it was a spore that fell from a floating island in the sky. If that is the case, then the tree is one of the many types of Hist trees found on Umbriel, which are different from the Hist trees found in Black Marsh.

Harvesting Sleeping Tree Sap[]

There is a spigot sticking out of the tree, when activated, will yield a bottle of sleeping tree sap. Consuming this potion will boost health by 100 points for 45 seconds, but vision becomes purple and distorted and movement speed is decreased.

If the spigot is knocked out of the tree then the sap can no longer be gathered, until the cell resets in a month of game time. However, if the spigot is undisturbed the sap can be gathered every three in-game days.





This section contains bugs related to Sleeping Tree Camp. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  /  XB1  ,  PS3  /  PS4  ,  PC  /  MAC  ,  NX  /  PS5  ,  XS  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  •  PC   360   PS3   The "Sap Spigot" can be broken off the tree. It may fall off of the tree and remain floating in the pool, or remain under the Sleeping Tree's roots when the Dragonborn returns. However, the spigot may still be activated, but it can be quite difficult to find.
  •  PS3   The "Sap Spigot" can be broken off the tree, and if the last save is reloaded without the spigot broken off it will be attached to the tree but in a backwards position.
  •  360   Two hunters may arrive here and try to sneak up on the giant, but both of them are eventually spotted and killed. Once the hunters are dead, standing on the body of one of the hunters causes one of the two mammoths to float above the ground. If the mammoth is approached, it will fall to its death.
  •  360   Using all three words of Unrelenting Force on a giant may cause the two mammoths to immediately appear suspended above the sleeping tree pool but they will drop back down once the giant has been killed.