Us-kab-wan-ka River is a small tributary of the Cloquet River in northeastern Minnesota in the United States. It is approximately 19.7 miles (31.7 km) long. Along with its tributaries, the Us-kab-wan-ka drains an area of 40.43 square miles (104.7 km2). Via the Cloquet River and the St. Louis River, it is part of the watershed of Lake Superior. It flows for its entire length in Grand Lake Township in southern St. Louis County. Its name in the Ojibwe language is askibwaanikaa-ziibi (river full of Jerusalem artichokes), having the identical name in Ojibwe as the near-by Artichoke River.
The river begins at the outlet of Rush Lake in Cloquet Valley State Forest and flows generally southwest, then southward. It flows into the Cloquet River 2 miles (3 km) south of Taft.
See also 
- ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed May 7, 2012
Coordinates: 46°58′19″N 92°20′28″W / 46.97194°N 92.34111°W