Dixon is located along the Flathead River on the Flathead Indian Reservation. Dixon is just southeast of the National Bison Range, accessible through Moiese. A large portion of the 18,500-acre range consists of native Palouse Prairie. Forests, wetlands and streams are also found here providing a wide range of habitats for wildlife. Elk, deer, pronghorn, black bear, coyote and ground squirrels are just some of the mammals that share the area with 350 to 450 bison and 200 species of birds.